Senate hearing on Dayton VA set for April 26

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Senate hearing on Dayton VA set for April 26

Dayton Daily News – A U.S. Senate hearing set for 2 p.m. April 26 will focus on how to move the Dayton VA Medical Center forward following a scandal at its dental clinic.

Sinclair Community College is the possible site for the hearing, Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office said Tuesday.

Brown, D-Ohio, called for the hearing Feb. 11, three days after the Dayton VA offered free screenings to 535 veterans to see if they were infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV at the dental clinic between 1992 and July 2010.

The veterans had received invasive dental work from a dentist, Dwight M. Pemberton, who failed to change latex gloves between appointments and did not sterilize dental equipment properly.

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