Investigation finds more trouble at Ohio VA clinic

Worker testimony in a Veterans Affairs investigation indicates the Dayton VA Medical Center's dental clinic had problems stretching beyond a dentist accused of not changing gloves between patients and exposing them to potential diseases.

The Dayton Daily News says workers described the clinic as understaffed and said supervisors cut corners and put up with inappropriate behavior.

A post-investigation report said a second dentist performed unnecessary procedures and unlicensed students did dental work without the required supervision.

Veterans Affairs has defended its response since the concerns surfaced and said some complaints about the second dentist were not valid. The acting chief of staff at the Dayton VA also said dental students received appropriate oversight.

Republican Rep. Mike Turner of Centerville is pushing for a congressional investigation about what happened.

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