TULSA - The Tulsa home of the oral surgeon accused of exposing at least 7,000 patients to HIV and Hepatitis remains pitch dark with mail piling up Sunday.
Meanwhile Dr. W. Scott Harrington has apparently left his Carefree, Ariz., home about 40 miles north of Phoenix. Harrington declined to comment on the accusations.
PHOTO GALLERY - Dr. Scott Harrington tracked to the home he owns in Carefree, Arizona (http://bit.ly/drhomeinaz)
Harrington's Arizona neighbors tell 2NEWS Reporter Dan Pearlman that Harrington arrived in the state when this investigation began, almost two weeks ago.
The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry is investigating Harrington for not sterilizing his tools, decade old medicine and unlicensed assistants.
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LINK: Oklahoma Board of Dentistry's complaints against Dr. Scott Harrington (http://bit.ly/HarringtonDOCS)
"I saw a red car going in and out. I heard some talking. Other than that, I don't know anything," said Arizona neighbor Richard Goldberg.
A pool cleaner was the only person to stop by Harrington's home Saturday, but he claimed that he did not know the doctor.
Harrington is due to appear in front of the board of dentistry April 19.
Health officials say Harrington's patients must wait at least two weeks to see if they are infected.
"There's going to be some issues with some of us. All of us can't be okay. I just hope I'm one of the okay people," former patient Linda Harris said.
More than 400 of Harrington's former patients lined up for testing in Tulsa, where officials at the Tulsa County Health Department are offering free tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C. Officials say 7,000 patients could be affected.
"The chances are remote of contracting anything, but it's more precaution and I think they're smart to take precaution," former patient Tina Meyer said.
The clinic will be closed on Sunday and will reopen from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday.
Patients who receive a notification letter in the mail are asked to bring the letter with them.
Officials say patients can expect the results two to three weeks after being tested.
The clinic will be at the North Regional Health and Wellness Center, located at 5635 North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The health department urges former patients of Harrington's to call a special hotline for more information. The number is 918-595-4500.
The hotline is closed on Sunday. It will resume on Monday. Weekday hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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