Hoverboard Dentist Sentenced to 12 Years In Prison

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Screenshot: Gizmodo/Seth Lookhart’s Dental Office

The hoverboard is the cursed gadget that keeps on giving. Years after the devices became infamous for exploding, they’re back in the news. This week, Seth Lookhart, a former dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced to 12 years in jail after a video of him removing a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard drew unwanted attention to his illegal activities. Lookhart was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January that included charges of medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, unlawful dental acts, and reckless endangerment.

Lookhart’s sentencing took place on Monday, and according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law, he was given a full sentence of 20 years in jail with eight years suspended. The disgraced dentist was also placed on probation for 10 years and told he can’t practice medicine during that time. According to local news

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Dentist Who Extracted Tooth On ‘Hoverboard’ Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

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

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