Dentists everywhere say the idea that someone in their profession would reuse needles and put thousands of people at risk is an anomaly.
There are things you can look for and ask about when you go see your dentist. He or she will show you the steps they take to keep you safe.
People are already nervous about going to the dentist and news that one of them didn't follow normal practice lit up phone lines at dentists across Colorado.
But dentists are required to follow stringent guidelines for patient safety.
Watch the video clip for more information about needles and best practices in dental offices.