Dr. W. Scott Harrington News

Oklahoma Officials Say Hepatitis C Was Spread at Dental Clinic

A Tulsa-area dentist whose practice was shut down because his equipment was rusty and his employees reused needles was responsible for the nation’s first transmission of hepatitis C to between patients in a dental office, Oklahoma health officials said. Citing …

Oklahoma’s Dental Law Lacking Enforcement Clout

Oklahoma’s Dental Act was intended to ensure patient safety, but limited funding for regulators, a small staff and a state prohibition against surprise inspections restrict its effectiveness when there’s trouble. The state Dentistry Board claims a Tulsa-area oral surgeon ran …

Oklahoma Board Pushes for Charges Against Dentist

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 she wants prosecutors to consider pursuing criminal charges. Nearly 1,000 of Dr. W. Scott Harrington’s …

Complaint: Oklahoma Dentist’s Unsanitary Practice Put Patients at Risk

Looking to find out whether they were exposed to hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS, hundreds of patients of an Oklahoma-based oral surgeon accused of unsanitary practices showed up at a health clinic. The patients turned up March 30, …