Friday, March 29, 2013


I wish I had a Friday Funny for you instead of this sad story of a Dentist negligently (or maybe willfully) exposing patients to HIV, hepatitis, infection, etc, in Tulsa, OK.
State and local health officials planned to mail notices Friday urging 7,000 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington to seek medical screenings for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Inspectors allege workers at his two clinics used dirty equipment and risked cross-contamination to the point that the state Dentistry Board branded Harrington a “menace to the public health.”

Wow, right?

Now think for a second: How much regulation is there to become a dentist?
Think of the schooling, undergraduate and post graduate, insurance, business regulations, public health regulations, ADA-affiliation and regulation, etc.

All of those rules/laws/measures didn't stop a maniac from putting people in harms way.

I'm preaching to the choir when brining up the point that most of the background checks, magazine restrictions, etc are probably not going to stop the next Columbine...