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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 Sulla on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:46PM (2 children)

    by Sulla (5173) on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:46PM (#500205) Journal

    My wife had gone through five or six dentists that she found lacking in ability, ended up just going to my dentist when we did family vacations until we moved.

    I am sure there is a good one somewhere, we were just unable to find one.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:51PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 26 2017, @05:51PM (#500212) Journal

    That is unfortunate. It would be worse if it were doctors instead of dentists.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 26 2017, @07:20PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 26 2017, @07:20PM (#500289)

      that with Doctors, it is hard for the patient to file a complaint if the condition was bad enough. And for those patients who DO pass, there is plenty of permafrost to dispose of them in until the next season :)