60 Oklahoma Dental Patients Test Positive for Hepatitis or HIV
April 19, 2013
The Tulsa Health Department announced that approximately 60 former patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington's dental clinics tested positive for hepatitis or HIV. Harrington was criticized by the state dental board for poor sterilization practices. More than 7,000 patients of his Tulsa and Owasso clinics were sent letters in March notifying them of the risk of infection and advising them how to get free blood testing. Of 3,122 persons tested by county health departments, 57 tested positive for hepatitis C, three for hepatitis B, and one for HIV.
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