DENVER (AP) -- State health officials say three people may have been infected by a Colorado dentist accused of reusing syringes and needles to administer drugs to some of his patients over more than a decade, but it's impossible to say for sure.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday three people tested positive after the department mailed letters to at least 8,000 patients advising them to be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C if they received intravenous drugs under the dentist's care
The department said no specific infections have been linked to the offices of the dentist, identified as Stephen Stein. The dentist operated Stein Oral and Facial Surgery from September 1999 until June 2011, first in Highlands Ranch, a subdivision south of Denver, then in Denver.
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