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Alaska dentist rode hoverboard whereas performing process, authorities say

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An Alaska dentist charged with fraud and unnecessarily sedating sufferers carried out a process whereas using on a hoverboard, authorities mentioned.

A former affected person testified Wednesday on the trial of Seth Lookhart that an investigator confirmed her a 2016 video of the dentist using the motorized, wheeled automobile whereas extracting one in all her enamel when she was sedated.

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“I clearly would not have permitted that. That is harmful,” Veronica Wilhelm mentioned on the stand, calling Lookhart’s alleged actions unprofessional.

Alaska dentist Seth Lookhart in a video riding a hoverboard.

Alaska dentist Seth Lookhart in a video using a hoverboard.
(Alaska Courtroom System)

Lookhart additionally sedated Wilhelm’s son for a enamel cleansing, she mentioned.

The Anchorage dentist denied the fraud allegations however admitted to using the hoverboard through the process, his lawyer Paul Stockler mentioned.

Stockler described his shopper’s actions as “completely silly.”

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“However I’ve seen way more harmful issues the place no physician has been charged,” the lawyer mentioned.

Stockler gave Wilhelm an opportunity to deal with his shopper straight, KTUU-TV reported.

“(You) In all probability may’ve been a very good dentist,” she mentioned. “I haven’t got something unhealthy to say about taking out my tooth, I admire that, however I simply assume that what you probably did was outrageous, narcissistic you understand, and loopy.”

Authorities mentioned Lookhart fraudulently billed Medicaid round $1.eight million and stole $250,000 from his companions. The state suspended his dentistry license in 2017.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 



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