Prosecutors: Dentist Pulled Sedated Patient’s Tooth While Riding Hoverboard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard.

Seth Lookhart was charged with 17 counts of Medicaid fraud after prosecutors say he billed Medicaid $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.

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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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