Authority issues health alert over practice of rogue Vancouver area dentist
Authority Issues Health Alert Over Practice of Rogue Burnaby Dentist
METRO VANCOUVER - Fraser Health is urging patients of an illegal dentist to get tested for infectious viruses such as HIV and hepatitis B or C after being exposed to unsterilized equipment.
Tung Sheng Wu, also known as David Wu, 62, operated an underground dental practice out of a home on the 4300-block of Burnaby’s Southwood Street for the past 10 years without a licence or any known training, according to the health authority.
He also used equipment that was not cleaned or sterilized to meet Health Canada infection-control standards.
Investigators believe he may have been practising dentistry illegally as far back as the 1990s.