Arkansas State Dental Association Closes Investigation of Dentist with No Adverse Findings

July 2, 2013

The Arkansas State Dental Association reports the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has recently closed an investigation pertaining to an alleged infection control violation by an Arkansas dentist.  As a result of the investigation, and the ADH is reporting no adverse outcomes and that all testing results were negative.

The investigation involved allegations against the late Dr. Jarrod Stewart.  According to a press release issued by the ADH in April 2013, approximately 100 patients treated at six dental clinics were contacted for testing for possible exposure to infectious disease. Based on information received by ADH from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, it was determined that some of the drugs used by Dr. Stewart may have been contaminated with infectious disease.  Patients who received IV sedation medicines between November 20, 2011 and February 20, 2012 were thought to be at risk.



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