Hoverboard dentist sentenced to prison

An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient's tooth while on a hoverboard received a 12-year prison sentence for dozens of charges, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

Seth Lookhart, DMD, was found guilty by a jury in January on 46 charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts. The dentist unnecessarily sedated patients to maximize Medicaid payments, removed teeth without permission and failed to meet professional patient care standards.

"In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response — you darn near killed some people," Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said Sept. 14 to Dr. Lookhart. 

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