Seth Lookhart was charged with 46 crimes of illegal health care and fraud in the state of Alaska, in the United States.
The dentist’s trial lasted five weeks and the Anchorage High Court found the evidence presented to be “overwhelming.” Charged with 46 crimes, in one case the dentist extracted teeth from a patient on a hoverboard.
The dentist sedated the patients, telling them that it was necessary to have the surgery, but in reality it was so they would not understand what was going on. In addition, intravenous sedation is a more expensive procedure than normal anesthesia and was not included in Medicaid, the social health program used by low-income people in the United States.
Fox News says that the dentist society, Lookhart Dental LLC, did business with Clear Creek Dental, and was also charged with at least 40 crimes. At the trial, lawyer Paul Stockler denied the fraud charges but confirmed that his client was on a hoverboard during surgery.
The sentence will be known on April 30th and the doctor risks to be sentenced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 100 thousand dollars.