Hepatitis B virus: an overview for dentists.

  title={Hepatitis B virus: an overview for dentists.},
  author={S S Rothstein and Harold S. Goldman and A S Arcomano},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={102 2},
Hepatitis B has been singled out as a condition of special concern to dentists as it is frequently severe and debilitating. A review of the literature shows a significant and increasing risk of hepatitis among dentists, especially oral surgeons. Concern is directed toward dentists who contract the disease as well as those who transmit the infection.