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Prevent – and act on – breakage and retention of dental needles in the tissue

While occurrences are extremely rare, UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS has dealt with cases where broken needles cannot be retrieved from the tissue.

MDDUS dental adviser Mike Williams says: 'Breakage and retention of dental needles within the tissues has become extremely rare due to the introduction of single-use, disposable needles made of modern, stainless steel alloys.

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