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Hoverboard dentist is jailed for 12 years for Medicaid fraud

An Alaska dentist who pulled out a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard has been jailed for 12 years for reckless endangerment and a $1.9million Medicaid fraud. 

Seth Lookhart joked about the hoverboard stunt in a video he sent to friends, and messages showed him bragging that nobody would ever uncover his crimes. 

But he was was convicted in January of a ‘lucrative’ fraud scheme in which he pressured his patients to undergo unnecessary sedations so that he could send Medicaid the bill. 

‘In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response – you darn near killed some people,’ Alaska judge Michael Wolverton told him on Monday, according to the Anchorage Daily News. 

Dentist Seth Lookhart was filmed removing a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard at Clear Creek Dental, in Anchorage, Alaska in July 2016 

In the hoverboard video, Lookhart balanced on the board while

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Dentist who extracted tooth on hoverboard gets 12 years

An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for that stunt and other wheel-y bad crimes.

Seth Lookhart was sentenced Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges that stemmed from actions that ranged from his scooting antics to Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s teeth without their permission, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

He was convicted back in January on charges of reckless endangerment, illegally practicing dentistry and medical assistance fraud.

“In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response — you darn near killed some people,” Judge Michael Wolverton said in handing down the sentence.

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Seth Lookhart on the hoverboard during the procedure

The court heard testimony at his trial from patient Veronica Wilhelm, who was sedated when he was recorded performing her tooth extraction on a hoverboard in July

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Dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years

An Alaska dentist was also filmed riding a hoverboard during a procedure on 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.

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A video showed Seth Lookhart riding a hoverboard while removing a tooth
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Hoverboard-riding dentist sentenced to 12 years in prison

  • An Alaska dentist who pulled a woman’s tooth while riding a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, embezzlement, and “unlawful dental acts.”
  • The video was part of prosecutors’ case against Seth Lookhart, who was found guilty of defrauding his customers by administering unnecessary procedures to rack up Medicare charges. 
  • Prosecutors are seeking $2.2 million in damanges, and Lookhart could also permanently lose his medical license in the state.
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An Alaska dentist who was videotaped pulling a woman’s tooth while riding a hoverboard is now facing jail time after he was found guilty by an Alaska court.

Seth Lookhart went viral when the video surfaced as part of an investigation into his Anchorage dental practice last year. In the 2016 video, Lookhart rolls up to a sedated patient, pulls her tooth while standing on the hoverboard, and rolls away.

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The Block star Jess Eva reveals she avoided the dentist for 25 years



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The Block star Jess Eva has revealed why she refused to visit the dentist for 25 years.

The reality star said on Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning on Thursday that she avoided going to the dentist after a traumatising experience in her childhood.

She explained that her fear started ‘in the school dental van’, where the trainee dentists from her local area would practise on children.



a person posing for the camera: Phobia: The Block's Jess Eva has revealed that she refused to visit the dentist for 25 years after a traumatising experience in her childhood. Pictured before her recent dental treatment


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Phobia: The Block’s Jess Eva has revealed that she refused to visit the dentist for 25 years after a traumatising experience in her childhood. Pictured before her recent dental treatment



a woman smiling for the camera: Confession: Jess revealed on Thursday that she'd visited the dentist a few weeks ago for the first time in 25 years. Pictured after her recent dental treatment


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Confession: Jess revealed on Thursday that she’d visited the dentist a few weeks ago for the first time in 25 years. Pictured after her recent dental treatment

‘They would say I’d need to extract your tooth

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Hoppers Crossing Dentist Cosmetic, Dental Implants and Orthodontics Treatments Announced – Press Release

Hoppers Crossing dentist, Dr Rashi Gupta, who has been a dentist for 18 years, says taking care of the oral health needs of any community is vital.

When Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants in Hoppers Crossing was established last year, Dr Gupta focused on investing in state-of-the-art equipment and services to ensure every dental service needed is provided under one roof.

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, along with Norlane Dental Surgery (Dr Gupta’s Geelong dental practice), offers everything from dental implants and check-ups to X-rays and orthodontic care. 

They also offer sleep dentistry, which can be great for those needing multiple procedures. Sleep dentistry can be a good sedation option for young children who need fillings or other treatments. Some young children may not sit still or are very fearful, for a variety of reasons. When cavities need to be fixed, if they are not cleaned properly before the

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Lincoln police to lodge more charges against dentist accused of sex assault; dental license suspended



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A Lincoln dentist who was arrested Sept. 10 on charges he sexually assaulted a patient faces more charges, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

The police have received additional complaints against John F. Begg, 85, and are charging him with two additional counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to police Capt. Philip Gould.

Meanwhile, the Rhode Island Department of Health has suspended Begg’s license, according to a spokesman.

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The Police Department received the complaints after it issued a news release Thursday on Begg’s arrest on a charge of sexual assault. That charge was lodged after a 68-year-old patient accused the dentist of groping her during an office visit on Aug. 31. The victim was not anesthetized, according to Gould.

Begg lives in Newport but owns and operates a dental practice at 246 Front St. in Lincoln, according to

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A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

So what can we do?

You’d be surprised how many people are unaware that they’re clenching and grinding. Even patients who come into the office complaining of pain and sensitivity are often incredulous when I point it out. “Oh, no. I don’t grind my teeth,” is a refrain I hear over and over again, despite the fact that I’m often watching them do it.

Awareness is key. Are your teeth currently touching? Even as you read this article? If so, that’s a sure sign that you’re doing some damage — your teeth shouldn’t actually touch throughout the day at all unless you’re actively eating and chewing your food. Instead, your jaw should be relaxed, with a bit of space between the teeth when the lips are closed. Be mindful, and try to stop yourself from grinding when you catch yourself doing it.

If you have a night guard or retainer,

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Alaskan dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth on a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years in jail



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Dr. Seth Lookhart is seen in a video riding a hoverboard while performing a dental procedure.

(CNN) A former dentist who was filmed extracting a patient’s tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.

Seth Lookhart, 35, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of dentistry and reckless endangerment.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Lookhart on Monday to serve 20 years in jail with eight years suspended, the statement said. That means Lookhart will serve 12 years behind bars. He also cannot practice dentistry during his 10 years of probation.

Lookhart apologized for his actions while reading from a prepared statement.

“Looking back, I can’t say exactly when I began to go off course,” he

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