Suspended Springettsbury Township dentist, Dr. Jacqueline A. Marcin, has petitioned the state Board of Dentistry to reinstate her license.

The Department of State received her petition Thursday, according to the state prothonotary's office.

Marcin, who owned and operated a dental practice since 1994 at 1820 E. Market St., was suspended last month by the state Board of Dentistry for alleged unsanitary procedures.

Among the allegations were claims her office did not properly sanitize dental tools before re-use, putting patients at risk of transmitting serious medical conditions, according to legal documents and the health department.

Last week, Marcin sent a letter to patients, informing them the infection-control practices at her Springettsbury Township offices were called into question.

A letter obtained by The York Dispatch also reveals she explained to patients how they can be reimbursed for any bloodwork they may have had after the Pennsylvania Department of Health recommended they be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Per an agreement reached with the state Board of Dentistry last month, Marcin is not permitted to practice dentistry until she successfully completes infection-control training and submits a complete criminal record.

The agreement permits her to reapply to the state Board of Dentistry for reinstatement of her license upon completing several tasks, including infection-control education courses.

The filing submitted this week claims she has "affirmatively completed" those requirements.


The state Board of Dentistry will meet at 9 a.m. next Friday, July 19 at 2601 N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg. During that meeting, the board could vote whether to reinstate her license.

"We presume the board will vote on whether to approve the stay of the suspension at this meeting, though I can't say that for sure," said Ron Ruman, spokesman for the Department of State.

If her license is reinstated, she will receive no less than five years probation, monthly inspections for the first year of probation and bi-monthly inspections during the following four years, according to an agreement filed with the state board.