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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Testing Begins for Dental Patients Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis, HIV

Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) -- Patients who were treated by suburban Tulsa dentist W. Scott Harrington will begin getting tested Saturday for HIV and hepatitis after an investigation found unsanitary conditions at his office.

About 7,000 of Harrington's patients from the past six years are being urged to get tested. Saturday's clinic will treat patients on a walk-in basis. It will be operational for 10 hours a day starting Monday.

About 1,000 people called a hotline Friday to inquire about screenings, Tulsa health department spokeswoman Kaitlin Snider said.

Harrington surrendered his dental license on March 20 after health investigators found sterilization and staffing infractions.

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