Dr. W. Scott Harrington

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Nearly 1,000 Patients Of Oklahoma Dentist Get Tested For HIV

Citing the scope of a public health scare involving thousands of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon, the head of the state’s dentistry board said Monday she wants prosecutors to consider pursuing criminal charges.

04/02/2013

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Oklahoma Dentist Had ‘High Population Of Known Infectious Disease Carrier Patients’

The crisp, stucco exterior of an Oklahoma dental clinic concealed what health inspectors say they found inside: rusty instruments used on patients with infectious diseases and a pattern of unsanitary practices that put thousands of people at risk for hepatitis and the virus that causes AIDS.

03/29/2013

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HIV Test Urged For 7,000 Okla. Dental Patients

Health officials on Thursday urged an Oklahoma oral surgeon’s patients to undergo hepatitis and HIV testing, saying filthy conditions behind his office’s spiffy facade posed a threat to his 7,000 clients and made him a “menace to the public health.”

03/28/2013

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