Remembering May 20th, 5 years later
Temperatures to climb back up over the next few days

Health dept. confirms patient infected with hepatitis C during dentist visit

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TULSA, Okla.- After testing thousands of patients of a Tulsa dentist, authorities with the Oklahoma State Department of Health say at least one person contracted hepatitis C as a result of visiting the office.

The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry launched an investigation into Dr. Scott Harrington’s practice after one of his patients tested positive for hepatitis C.

More than 4,000 patients were notified and tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV due to unsanitary conditions and improper sterilization of equipment at the office.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that 89 people tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and four for HIV.

Click here for more information.

Officials announced that one of those who tested positive for hepatitis C contracted the disease as a direct result of a visit to Harrington’s practice.