State Health Board To Meet In Tulsa Dentist Case

May 14, 2013

Offices of Tulsa oral surgeon Dr. W. Scott Harrington
Credit KWGS News

The Oklahoma State Board of Health plans to meet partly in executive session to discuss the ongoing investigation of a Tulsa oral surgeon who was at the center of a public health scare involving thousands of his patients.

The meeting in Oklahoma City starts Tuesday morning. The executive session is scheduled as the second-to-last item on the agenda, and a spokeswoman with the agency could not comment on what specifically would be discussed.

Health officials in March urged roughly 7,000 patients of Tulsa oral surgeon Dr. W. Scott Harrington to be tested for various diseases after his two clinics were said to have filthy conditions.

Harrington's attorney says his client is cooperating with the investigation and says Harrington's record with the state's board of dentistry is "impeccable."