King County dental license suspended on charges of infection control failures

For immediate release: October 1, 2018  (18-142)

Contact:          Sharon Moysiuk, Strategic Communications Office  360-549-6471

King County dental license suspended on charges of infection control failures

OLYMPIA -- The Dental Quality Assurance Commission suspended the license of King County dentist George M. Davis (DE.00005788) pending further legal action.

Charges state a Department of Health investigator conducted an infection control inspection on Davis’s dental practice and found approximately six infection control failures including no evidence of spore testing since January 1998. In addition to infection control issues, the investigator observed general health and safety concerns in most areas of the dental office. Davis was also not adequately prepared to administer basic life support, if needed.

Davis cannot practice dentistry in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and request a hearing.

The legal documents on this case can be seen online by clicking the link on Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call this number and report their complaint.

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission protects public health and safety and promotes the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under its authority.

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