Arvin dentist dies in the office

The dentist was performing a routine teeth cleaning when struck with cardiac arrest.

An Arvin dentist passed away last week while on the job. 

The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health reported the death on Wednesday. 


Driving the news: The death occurred at the office of Dr. Sandra J. Gong, but the state did not reveal the identity of the dentist. 

  • The death was reported to the state on Dec. 21. 
  • According to a report from the Bakersfield Californian, the cause of death was cardiac arrest, as determined by the Kern County Coroner’s Office. 
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