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Hoverboarding Dentist Found Guilty of ‘Unlawful Dental Acts’

January 20, 2020
by NBC News


An Anchorage dentist captured on video extracting the tooth of a sedated patient as he rode a hoverboard has been found guilty by a judge of 46 counts levied against him after the incident expanded into a wider probe of his practices.

The Friday guilty findings against Seth Lookhart, 34, included counts of “unlawful dental acts,” reckless endangerment and Medicaid fraud, according to NBC affiliate KTUU in Anchorage.

Among the allegations outlined in charging documents was the hoverboard incident in 2016: “Seth Lookhart performed a dental extraction procedure on a sedated patient while riding a hoverboard and filmed the procedure and distributed the film to persons outside his dental practice.”

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