March 29, 2013

Dentist May Have Exposed 7,000 Patients to HIV

Mariano Castillo, CNN


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About 7,000 patients who visited a suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma, dentist in the past six years may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis, health investigators say.

Investigators were left grasping for words to describe what they found inside W. Scott Harrington's dental practice: Assistants did techniques that only a dentist should, and sterilization procedures and needles were handled improperly.

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TAGGED: Oklahoma, Dentist, Hepatitis, HIV Infection

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