Oklahoma dentist may have exposed 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis

Oklahoma dentist may have exposed 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis

ABC: The Tulsa Health Department is warning 7,000 patients of a local dentist's office that they may have contracted HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C from poor sterilization.

Dr. Wayne Harrington, an oral surgeon with a practice in Tulsa, Okla., is being investigated by the state dental board, the state bureau of narcotics and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency because one of his patients recently tested positive for hepatitis C and HIV without known risk factors other than receiving dental treatment.

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