Oklahoma Board of Dentistry

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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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Charges Possible For Okla. Dentist

The head of Oklahoma’s dental board said Monday her office wants prosecutors to pursue criminal charges against a Tulsa oral surgeon at the center of a public health scare involving at least 7,000 of his patients.

04/01/2013

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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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