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A dentist in Alaska has been accused of performing a tooth extraction while riding a hoverboard. Dr Seth Lookhart, 31, was hit with the claim by US state officials this week in the Alaska District Court, Third Judicial District at Anchorage, along with more than a dozen charges related to his operation of a clinic in Anchorage …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    One more thing...

    And finally, the most heinous of crimes that a dentist can commit with their clothes on; having outdated and mangled magazines in the waiting room!

    "I thought we got that Dr Mengala?"

    "Yeah, but this is his cousin's nephew. So, there you go."

    Even people associated with weird 1970s dental-themed pornography find this guy a bit distasteful. He could have at least classed things up and used a mini Segway.

    1. Martin Gregorie Silver badge

      Re: One more thing...

      And finally, the most heinous of crimes that a dentist can commit with their clothes on; having the latest editions of pristine magazines in the waiting room!


      1. TRT Silver badge

        Re: One more thing...

        If, for some bizarre reason, I need to know why Cathy is leaving Eastenders (the 1998 exit), or get dieting tips off Jade Goody, I am comforted by knowing that I can book a dental appointment to find the answers.

    2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: One more thing...

      My dentist has current motorcycle magazines in his waiting room. But his surgery is managed so efficient that there is barely any waiting time, so I only ever get to skim them and read the cartoon on the last page.


      1. TRT Silver badge

        Re: One more thing...

        Motorbikes. Dentists. Hmm... Orin Scrivello?

      2. Caltharian

        Re: One more thing...

        Hide the puppies!!!!

  2. the Jim bloke Silver badge


    Is he up for the chair ?

  3. jake Silver badge

    After the oral arguments, I guess he's finding out that ...

    ... the law isn't completely toothless. It must bite to be him, he can't just brush it off.

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  5. Your alien overlord - fear me

    1 charge of theft - is that for the patient's dignity?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "The most heinous of crimes that a dentist can commit with their clothes on"

    How about the dentist billing the wrong insurance company, and when they complained (2 years later) trying to collect from the ex patient for their mistake. After he had already fixed the procedure they messed up (elsewhere) which lost him a tooth, a lot of pain, and a great deal of cash.

    As far as I know everyone was dressed, but that doesn't mean they didn't want to screw me...

  7. Unicornpiss

    My takeaway from this.. wondering what the original crime or action was in Alaska that brought about the need for a law to be passed prohibiting "unlawful dental acts." ??

    1. Adrian 4 Silver badge

      Re: My takeaway from this..

      Or, indeed, specifying that dental surgery performed while riding on a hoverboard comes into the 'unlawful' category. I guess it's nice that a law covers such eventuality but you've got to wonder why.

      1. veti Silver badge

        Re: My takeaway from this..

        Just guessing, but my first thought was that it's not so much "riding a hoverboard" as "filming and sharing the video" that's the real crime here.

        Looking at the complaint, it seems that the actual crime was "unnecessarily sedating the patient and billing Medicaid for it". Trust Alaska to reduce the whole thing to "unlawful billing". Presumably if you want to play silly buggers with a patient in this way, sedation becomes... more desirable.

      2. Oliver Mayes

        Re: My takeaway from this..

        I assume that it's unlawful if they're doing anything that jeopardises the patients safety. You wouldn't want your dentist working while on stilts, or doing it blindfolded.

  8. J.Smith

    Is it safe?

    What I wonder, is, is it safe? Is it safe?? Is it safe?

    1. Frumious Bandersnatch

      Re: Is it safe?

      She probably won't say, but Alaska.

    2. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Is it safe?

      No, it's not safe. It's got a Samsung battery.

  9. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge
    IT Angle

    Missing Tooth

    The only IT Angle I can think of is a cavITy.

    (A hoverboard is a bit light on the information front)

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Missing Tooth

      You must be new here, Ken. "Bootnotes" covers all sins.

      (Yes, I know, joined 26 Jul 2007)

    2. TRT Silver badge

      Re: Missing Tooth

      Don't forget to Free/Libre Open Source Software.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's gotta hurt

    Hope he appears in court on his 'hover board'

  11. chivo243 Silver badge

    What's Surprising?

    Is that he didn't charge her extra for the privilege of a new type of treatment...

    Also, no thought to giving this guy a drug or psycho test?

    And no one made sure his real name isn't Orin Scrivello!

    Facepalm as he looks like he just found out this is his dentist, while in the chair!

    1. Afernie

      Re: What's Surprising?

      "And no one made sure his real name isn't Orin Scrivello!"

      That's "Doctor" Orin Scrivello DDS to you...

  12. TRT Silver badge

    If he appears in court...

    will he have to swear to tell the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: If he appears in court...

      Ba gum! T'lad's got it! (Not being cheeky, I'll be speaking in tongues next. Well, someone's gotta fill the cavity, however tasteless. I'll send my retainer along shortly.)

  13. JJKing

    I'm just leaving........

    Wonder if his court appearance is timed to start at tooth hurty?

    Mines the coat with the Bad Dad Puns in the pocket.

  14. Korev Silver badge


    I hope the court are drilling into why it happened

  15. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken
    1. LaeMing

      Re: Unlawful Dental Acts

      "Hoverboard dentist" sounds lame by comparison.

  16. Adam 1

    enough jokes

    This alleged act was totally reckless. The hover board could have caught fire. What next? Appointment reminders on a note 7?

  17. MOH

    Unlawful dental acts?

    Sounds like a case for Lemming of the BDA

  18. Jonathan 27

    Wow, it's like he was trying to get caught. The is his dental office at the corner of reckless and stupid?

    P.S. This is exactly why I drive half-way across town to go to the Dentist. Once you find a good one, never change.

  19. More Jam

    You'll be a dentist

    The guy sure looks like plant food to me.

  20. chriskyle
    Thumb Up

    that's funny!!!!

    that is something i never heard before from any doctor, practicing on hoverboard that can be dangerous too(ahahaha) instead of doctor i would resommend the patient to take precautions from such doctors..My this post dedicated to all those pateints who get themselves treated from such doctors :

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