An Eastside woman is claiming a routine teeth cleaning at her dentist's office in Bellevue may have left her with Hepatitis C.
The woman, Sandra, says she believes it may have come from contaminated tools at International Health Community Services in Bellevue.
The spokesperson for the office says they've notified up to a dozen people that they should get tested.
They said staff realized there was no documentation for the sterilization of tools used on patients there for the month of June.
Sandra says she had a routine dental checkup at the dentist office on June 3.
Two weeks later, staff from the clinic called for her to talk to her doctor about possible cross-contamination.
Tests revealed she was positive for Hepatitis C.
Now she's wondering if the diagnosis was the result of dirty tools.
The facility's CEO says they follow the highest standards for safety, including sterilization. The facility released the following statement:
The King County Health Department has been notified.
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