An investigation by NHS England in Nottinghamshire, working with Public Health England (PHE), demonstrated that acceptable infection control standards did not appear to have been followed by Mr Desmond D’Mello whilst he was treating NHS patients at the former Daybrook Dental Practice, 88 Mansfield Road in Gedling, Nottinghamshire.
The alleged drop in clinical standards may have put people at a low risk of infection from hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. As a precautionary measure, NHS England and PHE advised all patients who had seen Mr D’Mello to seek further advice on what action they might need to take. This was announced on 12 November 2014.
An initial temporary clinic was set up to support former patients of dentist, Mr Desmond D’Mello, with advice and testing. This has now reverted to existing primary care services, and all patients requiring screening or testing should contact their own registered GP.
We are extremely sorry for the undoubted worry and concern this news may cause. We would like to stress that the risk is low but would encourage anyone affected to contact the advice line on 0344 225 4524 (select option 1), or make an appointment with their GP for health advice.