July 16, 2012

Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment Advises Oral Surgery Patients of Unsafe Injection Practices

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following news release regarding unsafe injection practices for patients of Colorado oral surgeon Dr. Stephen Stein.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advised that anyone who was a patient of Dr. Stephen Stein, a licensed dentist who practiced oral surgery in Highlands Ranch and Denver, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C if they received intravenous (IV) medications, including sedation, under Stein's care from September 1999 through June 2011. Patients may be at risk if they were seen by Stein during these time frames and at these locations:

September 1999 to June 2011 at Stein Oral and Facial Surgery, 8671 S. Quebec St., #230, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

August 2010 to June 2011 at Stein Oral and Facial Surgery, 3737 E.1st Ave., Suite B, Denver, CO 80206. Patients also were seen at this location by Stein under another name, New Image Dental Implant Center.

Members of the public can call CO-HELP at 1-877-462-2911 or visit http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ for more information. The full release can be found at http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/release/2012/071212.pdf.