Anchorage, Alaska dentist who removed a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison on dozens of charges, including Medicaid fraud
Seth Lukhart was filmed while extracting a tooth from a patient under anesthesia. Anchorage Supreme Court Justice Michael Wolverton said Monday that Lukhart nearly killed several patients by inadequately using sedatives for extended periods of time. A jury found Lukhart guilty on 46 counts, including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement of funds, irresponsible criminal activity by a dentist. The dentist originally worked at Alaska Dental Arts in 2015, but the following year bought his business and changed its name to Clear Creek Dental.
Charges against Lukhart were filed in 2017. Investigators reported that he used higher doses of intravenous sedatives than necessary. In 2016, Lookhart and his former office manager, Sean Cranford, billed approximately $ 2 million in undue bills for sedatives.