LITTLE ROCK — Patients of a Memphis, Tenn., dental clinic that closed earlier this month should be tested for viruses they may be at risk for, the Arkansas Department of Health said Wednesday.

LITTLE ROCK — Patients of a Memphis, Tenn., dental clinic that closed earlier this month should be tested for viruses they may be at risk for, the Arkansas Department of Health said Wednesday.


The department said in a news release it is working with the Shelby County Health Department in its investigation of the SPT Dental Clinic on Lamar Avenue in Memphis.


At the clinic, which was operated by dentist Alfred Brown, investigators have found evidence of multiple issues with infection control practices, sanitation and record-keeping.


Breaches in infection control may have put patients at risk for the Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV. Patients who received services from the clinic are urged to contact the Shelby County Health Department and be tested for the viruses.


About 200 Arkansas residents have been identified as patients of the clinic. To date, no specific infections have been linked to the clinic.


Shelby County health officials are notifying the identified patients directly, but records may be incomplete. Any patient seen at the clinic between January 1, 2013, and July 1 of this year should be tested, Arkansas health officials said.