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Prosecutors: Dentist pulled tooth while riding hoverboard

AP  |  Anchorage (US) 

Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid pulled a sedated patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard.

Seth Lookhart was charged with 17 counts of Medicaid after prosecutors say he billed Medicaid USD 1.8 million last year for IV sedation used in procedures that didn't call for it.


Prosecutors say in an indictment that investigators found a video on Lookhart's phone of him riding a hoverboard while extracting a sedated patient's tooth. They say he texted the video to his office manager and joked that it was a "new standard of care."

Prosecutors say investigators contacted the patient and she told them she was unaware that Lookhart was riding the hoverboard while operating on her.

Lookhart's attorney, Michael Moberly, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lookhart's office manager is also charged in the case.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 22:32 IST
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