Upon reviewing this report, it's clear that many questions are left unanswered on the part of the VA.Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon reviewing the interim report on the Dayton VA Medical Center, as conducted by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association. The report indicated the more veterans are at risk than have been notified, and additional testing is needed:
"Upon reviewing this report, it's clear that many questions are left unanswered on the part of the VA. We're still not sure about the extent to which this was overlooked by key leadership, and how that will be addressed going forward. Furthermore, it appears many more dental patients need to be notified that they could have been possibly exposed to infectious disease. Every veteran who saw this dentist during his tenure is at risk until adequate testing has been performed. I want to thank GDAHA for their work in undertaking an interim review of what has transpired at the Dayton VAMC. Earlier this month, I requested additional documents on GDAHA's behalf so that their assessment can be fully completed. This is an important step to ensure that there is an independent community response to the total failure to adhere to basic medical safety standards at the Dayton VA's dental practice."