Patients of horror Oklahoma dentist line up for health tests
TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) - Hundreds of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon accused of unsanitary practices showed up at a health clinic Saturday, looking to find out whether they were exposed to hepatitis or the virus that causes Aids.
Letters began going out Friday to 7,000 patients who had seen Dr. W. Scott Harrington during the past six years, warning them that poor hygiene at his clinics created a public health hazard.
The one-page letter provided information on how and where to seek treatment but couldn't explain why Harrington's allegedly unsafe practices went on for so long.
Testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and the virus that causes Aids began at 10am on Saturday (11pm, Singapore time), but many arrived early and stood through torrential downpours.