Kool Smiles and Spencer Dental in Roanoke were in the hot seat in May when it was discovered the dental office was using unsterilized dental instruments on patients. Now the dentist’s office is facing six more lawsuits in the Roanoke Valley after they put dozens of children at risk of a serious infection.

The original claim states workers failed to properly sterilize dental equipment. Around 50 patients may have been seen and exposed to the equipment between April 2 and April 4.

The suit now claims a patient with Hepatitis C was treated during the time period – putting other children at risk of the infection from a virus that attacks the liver.
Attorneys are asking for more than $14 million for patients suffering emotional distress and paying for blood tests for the next year.

As of Wednesday evening, the operator of the dentist’s office has given no comment to WFXR.