Dental Outbreak (Mycobacterium)

This page provides resources related to the Mycobacterium outbreak at the Children’s Dental Group of Anaheim. Parents/guardians of children who received a pulpotomy, a dental procedure during which the infected pulp tissue of a tooth is treated/removed, at this dental clinic should refer to the frequently asked questions below. Our Public Health Services team is working with the Children’s Dental Group to assure that any additional cases are identified quickly.

Case Count Updates:

07/06/17: The total case count is now 73 cases; 22 confirmed, 51 probable. Seventy-two (72) have required hospitalization and one (1) did not, age range remains 2 to 11 years, and pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
06/19/17: The total case count is now 72 cases; 22 confirmed, 50 probable. Seventy-one (71) have required hospitalization and one (1) did not, age range remains 2 to 11 years, and pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
06/15/17: The total case count remains 71 cases; 22 confirmed, 49 probable. Seventy (70) have required hospitalization and one (1) has not, age range remains 2 to 11 years, and pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
06/01/17: The total case count is now 71 cases; 22 confirmed, 49 probable. Seventy (70) have required hospitalization and one (1) has not, age range remains 2 to 11 years, and pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases. 
05/24/17: The total case count is now 70 cases; 22 confirmed, 48 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
05/02/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
04/18/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
04/11/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
04/04/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
03/28/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
03/21/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
03/14/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
03/07/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
02/28/17: The total case count remains 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
02/21/17: The total case count is now 68 cases; 22 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
02/14/17: The total case count remains 67 cases; 22 confirmed, 45 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
02/07/17: The total case count remains 67 cases; 22 confirmed, 45 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
01/31/17: The total case count remains 67 cases; 22 confirmed, 45 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range is 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range is 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
01/24/17: The total case count is now 67 cases; 21 confirmed, 46 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range has been adjusted to 2/4-8/20/2016 for all cases.
01/17/17: The total case count remains at 66 cases; 21 confirmed, 45 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/20/2016 for all cases.
01/10/17: The total case count is now at 66 cases; 21 confirmed, 45 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range is now 2 to 11 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range is now 3/1-8/20/2016 for all cases.
01/03/17: The total case count is now 64 cases; 21 confirmed, 43 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 10 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
12/27/16: The total case count is now 63 cases; 21 confirmed, 42 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 10 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
12/20/16: The total case count is now at 60 cases; 21 confirmed, 39 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 10 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/01-8/11/2016 for all cases.
12/13/16: The total case count remains 58 cases; 20 confirmed, 38 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 10 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/01-8/11/2016 for all cases.
12/06/16: The total case count is now 58 cases; 20 confirmed, 38 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range is now 2 to 10 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
11/29/16: The total case count is now 55 cases; 20 confirmed, 35 probable; all have been hospitalized at some point. The age range is now 2 to 10 years for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
11/22/16: The total case count is now 53 cases; 18 confirmed, 35 probable. All 53 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
11/15/16: We remain at 52 cases; 16 confirmed, 36 probable. All 52 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 2 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
11/08/16: We are now at 52 cases; 16 confirmed, 36 probable. All 52 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range is now 2 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
11/04/16: We remain at 51 cases; 16 confirmed, 35 probable. All 51 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/11/2016 for all cases.
11/01/16: We remain at 51 cases; 16 confirmed, 35 probable. All 51 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range has been adjusted to 3/01-8/11/2016 for all cases.
10/28/16: We are now at 51 cases; 15 confirmed, 36 probable. All 51 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/1-8/5/2016 for all cases.
10/25/16: We are now at 48 cases; 15 confirmed, 33 probable. All 48 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range has been adjusted to 3/1-8/5/2016 for all cases.
10/21/16: We are now at 43 cases; 15 confirmed, 28 probable. All 43 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/14-8/5/2016 for all cases.
10/18/16: We are now at 41 cases; 15 confirmed, 26 probable. All 41 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/14-8/5/2016 for all cases.
10/14/16: We remain at 37 cases; 12 confirmed, 25 probable. All 37 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/14/16 - 7/28/16 for all cases.
10/12/16: We are now at 37 cases; 12 confirmed, 25 probable. All 37 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 3/14/16 - 7/28/16 for all cases.
10/7/16: We are now at 30 cases; 11 confirmed, 19 probable. All 30 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range has been adjusted to 3/14/16 - 7/28/16 for all cases. The Children's Dental Group of Anaheim (CDG) plans to contact all patients who received pulpotomies dating back to 3/14/16 to schedule a follow-up visit. CDG continues to cooperate with our investigation and the County Health Officer's Order. In consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the OC Health Care Agency has approved CDG's plan related to the selection and installation of a new, on-site water system.
10/4/16: We are now at 29 cases; 10 confirmed, 19 probable. All 29 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 4/6/16 to 7/28/16 for all cases. In consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the OC Health Care Agency has approved the selection and installation of a new on-site water system as proposed by the Children’s Dental Group of Anaheim.
9/30/16: We are now at 25 cases; 8 confirmed, 17 probable. All 25 have been hospitalized at some point. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 4/6/16 to 7/28/2016 for all cases.
9/27/16: We are now at 22 cases; 3 confirmed, 19 probable. All 22 have been hospitalized at some point and 6 of the 22 are currently in the hospital. The age range remains 3 to 9 for all cases. The pulpotomy date range remains 4/6/16 to 7/28/2016 for all cases.
9/23/16: We are now at 20 cases; 3 confirmed, 17 probable. All 20 have been hospitalized at some point and range in age from 3 to 9. The pulpotomy date range remains 4/6/16 to 7/28/16 for all cases.
9/20/16: We are now at 14 cases; 1 confirmed, 13 probable. All 14 children have been hospitalized at some point and they range in age from 3 to 9.

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