April 2nd, 2013
12:14 AM ET

Dental patients tested for hepatitis, HIV

Testing continues for patients who may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis from their visit to Dr. W. Scott Harrington's suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma, dental office.

By Monday, nearly 1,000 patients had been screened at a special clinic in the city, and most will receive results in about two weeks, state health officials said.

The screenings began Saturday, and the free tests will continue weekdays.

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  1. chrissy

    WHAT could that man have been thinking???

    April 2, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    whatever! your surgeons can test positive for hepat tisC and B/hiv...betcha your local plumber can deliver one healthy petri dish too...occupational hazards!

    April 2, 2013 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Yea but he was re~using hypedermic needles even. I know its not in this article but it was on the news.

    April 2, 2013 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      then again he mighter been using the spit-n-shine methods to clean his instruments...

      April 2, 2013 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    I'm gonna agree with RR on this one. I didn't see any tv news spot about him re-using instruments, but what makes you think there aren't dentists out there with HIV @ chrissy

    April 2, 2013 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    I didnt say there werent @ Mary. But you dont hear of any who dont practise in a safe manner. This man did NOT take the neccessary precautions to keep from spreading this. In fact he did everything he could TO spread it to everyone he came in contact with.

    April 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Chrissy is correct. It was caused by dirty instruments.

    April 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Office workers stated they kept 2 sets of instruments. One for those they suspected of having an infectious disease. Using improper sterilization methods, it is not hard to figure out why this happened.

      April 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    I'd like to know if my Dentist or Doctor practicing in their respective fields have HIV, it is only proper precautions to ensure the safety of my life... @chrissy

    April 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ask your health professionals.
      Then ask them if they work on any AIDS patients.
      Because there isn't any evidence this dentist HAD AIDS...@Mary.

      April 2, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    I'm not talking about this dentist when I was addressing chrissy in my last comment to her @ banasy.

    April 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And I answered ask your health professionals.
      If you are that concerned, ask them. As this is a public forum, I may address whom I please.

      April 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Very tedious @ banasy, we were both trying to post at the same time. Not to mention me having to break up my response to you

    April 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    Me too. I'm gonna see if the second part to my post will go thru on the prego Lohan blog

    April 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I'm not even touching that LL thing...literally.

      April 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    LL has been a joke for too long...
    And that makes two of us @banasy 😉

    April 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Gotta go ttl tonight, if yer around

    April 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |