Dirty dentist triggers scare

10:13 AM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
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TULSA, Oklahoma (KJRH) -- Officials with the Tulsa Health Department and the Oklahoma State Department of Health are in the process of notifying patients of a local dental practice that they may have been exposed to blood-borne viruses.

Investigators were first tipped off to W. Scott Harrington's office after one of his patients contracted HIV and hepatitis C, ultimately tracing it back to the dentist.

After inspection, investigators revealed a lack of sterilization, illegal administering of IVs by dental assistants, even a vial believed to have expired 20 years ago in an unlocked drug cabinet.

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