The Board’s action is in response to findings made by investigators for the Board during an unannounced inspection of Dr. Marshall’s practice at 835 Hanover Street, #202 in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 24, 2014. As a result of the inspection, the Board found that Dr. Marshall’s practice, as currently operated, poses an imminent threat to the life, safety and/or health of his patients.
On April 28, 2014, the Board issued an Order of Emergency Suspension and Notice of Hearing. This order suspended Dr. Marshall’s license immediately. A public hearing before the Board is currently scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on May 22, 2014, for the purpose of determining whether Dr. Marshall’s license will remain suspended.
The Attorney General’s Office notified the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services about possible improper infection control practices at the office. DHHS staff, in collaboration with the Manchester Health Department and the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners, are investigating to determine the potential scope of the breaches and have determined that the risk of infection for patients is very low. DHHS is recommending that patients who are concerned speak with their healthcare provider about the possibility of being tested for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Patients with questions or who do not have health insurance can call (603) 271-9461 (1-800-852-3345 x9461) Monday–Friday from 8:00 am–4:00 pm. Only people who were patients of Dr. Nicholas Marshall, Jr. are potentially at risk for possible exposure to blood borne illness. Medicaid patients can call Client Services directly at (603) 271-4344 (1-800-852-3345 x4344) for help finding another orthodontist.
The Board’s Order of Emergency Suspension and Notice of Hearing is attached. It may also be obtained from the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH, (603) 271-4561. For more information about the DHHS investigation, go to http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/investigations/marshall.htm.