A Tulsa oral surgeon found to have possibly
exposed up to 5,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C may be
permanently barred from practicing as of Friday.
An agenda item for
the regular meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry states
“discussion and possible action to accept permanent surrender of license
and agreed order” in the case against Dr. W. Scott Harrington. The
meeting is at 9 a.m. Friday in Oklahoma City.
In September last year, genetic testing confirmed that at least one
patient contracted hepatitis C from a visit to Harrington’s office. It
was the first documented report of patient-to-patient transmission of
hepatitis C in a dental setting in the United States.
Update – August 22, 2014: Scott Harrington permanently surrendered his professional license on FridayShare This Page