Tulsa Dentist’s Patients Test Positive for Blood-Borne Diseases

When the unsanitary practices in the dental offices of Dr. W. Scott Harrington first came to light in March , it was as a result of one of the dentist’s patients having tested positive for the blood-borne diseases HIV and hepatitis C in the absence of other risk factors. Since then, more than 3,000 people who had been Harrington’s patients have received testing through the Tulsa Health Department — and more than 50 of these people have learned they’ve tested positive for hepatitis C, according to a situation update provided Thursday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health .
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