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Dentist filmed extracting a tooth while on a hoverboard was found guilty on 46 counts

Seth Lookhart was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in Anchorage Superior Court on Friday by Judge Michael Wolverton, who called the evidence presented by the state during a five-week bench trial "overwhelming," the Department of Law said in a news release. A lawsuit filed by the state in 2017charged Lookhart with "unlawful dental acts," saying his patient care did not meet professional standards.Lookhart, the lawsuit said, "performed a dental extraction procedure on a sedated patient while riding a hoverboard," filmed the procedure and then sent it to several people. In at least one conversation, Lookhart joked that performing oral surgery on a hoverboard was a "new standard of care," the lawsuit said, citing phone records.Lookhart was also charged with medical assistance fraud for billing Medicaid for procedures that were either unnecessary or not properly justified and theft of $25,000 or more by diverting funds from Alaska Dental Arts, among dozens of others. The evidence indicated Lookhart "believed that he could get away with his fraud indefinitely, and that he believed his scheme was foolproof," Judge Wolverton said, according to the Department of Law's news release. That evidence "was often supported, and often in excruciating detail, by Lookhart's own texts, photos and videos."An attorney for Lookhart, who had pleaded not guilty on all counts, declined to comment Sunday. He's expected to be sentenced on April 30.

'It's crazy!' hoverboard patient said

The Alaska Department of Law thanked several of Lookhart's former patients who testified during the trial, including the patient whose tooth was removed while Lookhart was filmed on the hoverboard. Veronica Wilhelm testified she did not consent to being filmed while sedated nor to having her tooth taken out while Lookhart was on the hoverboarRead More – Source

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