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.