Dentist Who Pulled Out Patients Tooth While On A Hoverboard, Sentenced


We told you back in January about how a dentist in Alaska was busted for riding a hoverboard while pulling a patient's tooth. That dentist has now been sentenced to prison. 

A judge decided that Seth Lockhart should spend no less than 12 years in prison on charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment, and unlawful dental acts. Investigators said Seth, who was reported by a former employee, increased profits by sedating patients for longer than necessary.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton told Seth, "In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response-you darn near killed some people." A jury found Seth guilty of 46 charges in January. In the hoverboard incident, he was filmed standing on the board while extracting a tooth from an unconscious patient and then riding away with his arms raised in triumph. Prosecutors said he sent the video to at least eight friends. Another patient testified that Seth had removed four of his teeth without his permission.

Source:  DailyMail