An Alaskan dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for dozens of charges including Medicaid fraud, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
Anchorage Court Judge Michael Wolverton said Monday that Seth Lookhart nearly killed several patients by frequently sedating them for extended periods of time.
Lookhart was found guilty by a jury in January on 46 charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment, and unlawful dental acts. He formerly worked at Alaska Dental Arts in 2015 but later bought the business and changed its name to Clear Creek Dental.
Charges against Lookhart were filed in 2017 after a former employee told investigators the dentist was increasing profits by performing more sedation procedures than necessary. In 2016, Lookhart and his former office manager Shauna Cranford billed nearly $2 million in unjustified sedation expenses, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
During the trial