"Dentist on a gyro scooter" from Alaska will go to jail for 12 years

The Anchorage Supreme Court (Alaska, USA) found dentist Seth Lukhart guilty of 42 cases of fraud and unreasonable anesthesia during dental operations. As a punishment for this, in addition to paying a lot of fines, Lukhart will go to prison for 12 years. Most notably, the would-be dentist made most of the evidence himself when he rode a hoverboard with a video camera in his hands around his helpless patients.

Lookhart became known to the public in 2016 when he posted a video of a tooth extraction from a patient, Veronica Wilhelm. She was under general anesthesia and the dentist was swinging in front of her chair on a hoverboard. Removing a tooth, he threw away his gloves in triumph and drove off down the hallway, triumphantly raising his hands. The triumphant doctor did not hesitate to share the video with friends - so it hit the Internet and caused a flurry of indignation.

In other videos collected during the investigation, Lookhart also poses with unconscious patients in the background. This is because the "good doctor", under the pretext of anesthesia, injected them with huge doses of sedatives. He deliberately exceeded the dosage and made efforts to prolong the treatment procedure as long as possible and cost as much as possible. This allowed Lukhart to manipulate patient bills and health insurance for personal gain.

Investigators counted more than $ 2 million in illegal profits, and Luckhart was so narcissistic and careless that he wrote a full description of his fraudulent scheme, which he did not consider it necessary to hide. He enjoyed having sedated patients at his mercy - hence the risky stunts like the sensational tooth extraction on horseback. He filmed the video for the same purpose, driven by narcissism and impunity, but in the end it ruined the irresponsible dentist.