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posted by on Wednesday April 26 2017, @03:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the band-name-of-the-week dept.

An Alaska dentist, Seth Lookhart, is being prosecuted on 17 counts of fraud and "unlawful dental acts." It's one of these alleged dental acts — Count XI — that has moved me.

Court papers filed this week say in or around July 2016, Lookhart "performed a dental extraction procedure on a sedated patient while riding a hoverboard and filmed the procedure and distributed the film to persons outside his dental practice."

[...] What if his hoverboard skills weren't perfect? What if he'd slipped at the vital moment as his tools were gripped around the patient's teeth? Please forgive me if I also mention that hoverboards have been known to explode and catch fire.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/dentist-accused-of-extracting-teeth-while-riding-hoverboard-alaska/


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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by a-zA-Z0-9$_.+!*'(),- on Wednesday April 26 2017, @04:06PM (4 children)

    by a-zA-Z0-9$_.+!*'(),- (3868) on Wednesday April 26 2017, @04:06PM (#500123)

    not to be too blase, but isn't tooth extraction something that was done with a string connected to a door or a pair of pliers by barely trained "barbers" back in the day?

    It's not like he was doing a root canal while playing guitar hero. Now *that* I'd like to see.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:37PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:37PM (#500197) Journal

    Just because medicine practice may have been crude in the past is no excuse to not give the highest standards of care available today.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:38PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:38PM (#500198)

    It's called being unprofessional.

    Next up, tooth extraction while balancing on a tight-rope, without a net.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 26 2017, @06:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 26 2017, @06:35PM (#500259)

    The ancients used to drill holes in peoples head. So I guess no standards during brain surgery?

  • (Score: 1) by tftp on Wednesday April 26 2017, @08:41PM

    by tftp (806) on Wednesday April 26 2017, @08:41PM (#500347) Homepage

    isn't tooth extraction something that was done with a string connected to a door or a pair of pliers by barely trained "barbers" back in the day?

    Extraction is only half of the problem. Sometimes there is serious infection under the tooth. This can kill you. Back in the day you'd just die and be written off. Today you only hear the list of films and bone grafts that the oral surgeon used, and take antibiotics for a couple of weeks.