Tulsa County dentist investigated for possibly exposing patients to HIV, Hep. C

The Tulsa Health Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry are investigating allegations of improper practices at the offices of a Tulsa County dentist.

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vance - 4/16/2013 4:12 PM
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@ Anonymous if you had took the time to look at when i posted "why are you even reporting this" you would see that it was a week before thay told us the whole story fox23 originally only said that a dentist in Tulsa is under investigation. did not say who did not say why gave no info for almost a week now that we know everything i am sicked just like you.

AP12345 - 3/29/2013 10:32 PM
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Why doesn't the health department do an annual inspection of the facility?! They send out a 4 page questionnaire but obviously Scott Harrington knew exactly what to say in order keep the inspectors away. This is just sickening! Some of you stating that it isn't a big deal and that he should be back in business because he has a "good heart". Think of how you would feel if you visited this dentist and could possibly have HIV, Hep B or Hep C and since then, you have had two kids... meaning, your two kids could be affected by this!?! This is NOT ok! Not only should he be punished, but his employees should be punished as well. The health department is also to blame and I really hope that they step up and start doing mandatory annual inspections of all facilities!!

Spooky - 3/29/2013 9:49 AM
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The point of the article is to inform people of potential health risks. The charges; both current and future, have not been proven in a court of law. However; there is overwhelming health violations, which should be reported to the public. In this case the news media is doing a service to the public. "Rusty instruments" is misleading; given most of the handheld instruments are made from stainless steel.

Mayor Maynot - 3/29/2013 9:15 AM
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Looks like a career change for this doom-n-gloom dentist. After this disclosure Dr Scott won't be certified enough to do doggy dental. The potential of infecting 7,000 individuals, he's at the top of the list way past typhoid Betty.

FOX23News - 3/29/2013 8:41 AM
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We are reporting this story because the Tulsa County Health Department wants the information out there so his patients can get tested.

Tinkerbelle - 3/28/2013 11:31 PM
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I'm wondering why Dr. Harrington is not a member of the Better Business Bureau?? Hmm.... This should be a MAJOR RED FLAG don't you think? By the way, Dr. Harrington removed my wisdom teeth 30 years ago and now I'm probably going to have to get tested for ALL of these horrible diseases. He knew good and well that his Auto Clave that was SUPPOSE to clean his instruments was not working and he also had a TON of other violations. I'm sure he's not a stupid man.... Him AND his entire staff should go to prison for putting people's lives in jeopardy.

Bowandarrough - 3/28/2013 11:01 PM
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I am sure there will be many troubled Tulsans tonight after hearing this news. I was thinking we could take this tragedy and and make it into something positive for our community. Why not instead of running to the Heath department, concerned citizens could go and give blood at our Red Cross or the Oklahoma Blood institute. They test your blood anyway. Instead of being fearful for our own lives we could be saving other's lives.

Assume - 3/28/2013 4:22 PM
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Dr. Scott Harrington is a great surgeon & a good man who has practiced in the greater Tulsa area for over 20 yrs- articles like this ruin peoples careers- there is NO CURRENT PROOF stating that ANY patient has been diagnosed w/HIV, HEP C, OR HEP B. I have had multiple procedures are Dr. Harrington's office & I was recently tested for HIV, Hep C & Hep B and all were Negative. I hope Dr. Harrington s back in business by the end of next month as he is truly a gifted surgeon with a great heart, I would hate to see his career end because of this.

Anonymous - 3/28/2013 2:03 PM
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omg are you stupid why would you ask what the point of posting this was for! If this was your dentist wouldn't you want to know if you were given HIV by your dentist you !@#$@#$ I can't even think of a word to call you..but this story is HORRIBLE...these poor patients have no clue they could have this! OMG what has this world come to when the people you trust with your health exposes you to something you never yourself would have exposed yourself too..omg prayers to all this monsters patients!

vance - 3/21/2013 5:16 PM
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Be on the look out everyone somewhere in Tulsa someone might brake a law today. more info coming soon.
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