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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) 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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