More former dental, oral surgery patients of Dr. Scott Harrington test positive for hepatitis C
2:57 PM, Jun 6, 2013
3:08 PM, Jun 6, 2013
TULSA - Two more former patients of an under-the-microscope Green Country dentist have tested positive for hepatitis C, the Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed Thursday.
Seventy-three ex-patients of Dr. Scott Harrington have tested positive for the virus, another five for hepatitis B and three for HIV since March, when the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry made public a list of complaints against the oral surgeon.
The health department initially advised nearly 7,000 former patients undergo testing.
In the Tulsa metropolitan area, screening continues weekdays at the North Regional Health and Wellness Center, 5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Patients are advised to call the North Regional Health and Wellness Center directly at (918)595-4380 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will still be accepted, however appointments are recommended in order to minimize wait times.
Anyone who was a patient at Dr. W. Scott Harrington's dental practice should contact the Patient Information hotline (918)595-4500 with any questions. English- and Spanish-speaking public health representatives will be available during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.