Oklahoma Dental Groups Split On Oral Surgery Legislation

"Dr. W. Scott Harrington, the Tulsa oral surgeon who may have exposed at least 5,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C last year, was found to be allowing his assistants to perform IV sedation and was cited by the state Board of Dentistry."

Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature dealing with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.

But the head of the state dental board says the language in the bill has been misunderstood.

The Tulsa World reports the bill would set forth the training required to obtain a permit as an oral surgery dental assistant.