An Alaska dentist was alsoon a patient who was under anesthesia was convicted on 46 counts of defrauding the federal Medicaid program has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton found Seth Lookhart, 35, guilty Jan. 17 of pressuring patients to needlessly undergo intravenous sedation to bill Medicaid for the service.
Wolverton on Monday suspended eight years of the sentence, leaving Lookhart 12 years of prison time to serve.
The state requested that the court order Lookhart to pay more than $2 million in restitution for the Medicaid fraud.
A 25-second video that appeared to have been filmed using a phone showed Lookhart riding a hoverboard into an exam room before removing a tooth from a sedated patient and then pivoting and riding away.