Anchorage Superior Court docket docket Select Michael Wolverton sentenced Lookhart on Monday to serve 20 years in jail with eight years suspended, the assertion acknowledged. Which implies Lookhart will serve 12 years behind bars. He moreover can’t comply with dentistry all through his 10 years of probation.
Lookhart apologized for his actions whereas finding out from a prepared assertion.
He moreover acknowledged he had modified, and requested the courtroom docket to rethink.
“I do know I might be my best self and in flip able to serve my family and the group best if I’ve been granted the privilege and the hope of a renewed lease on life, practising dentistry and dwelling amongst individuals who I like,” Lookhart acknowledged.
Hoverboard incident was merely one amongst part of the case
His case gained widespread consideration over an incident described inside the lawsuit, by which he extracted a tooth from a sedated affected individual whereas utilizing a hoverboard, filmed the method after which despatched it to various people.
In a minimum of one dialog, Lookhart joked that performing oral surgical process on a hoverboard was a “new customary of care,” the lawsuit acknowledged, citing phone information.
The select acknowledged the hoverboard incident was not in all probability essentially the most extreme aspect of the case.
Lookhart was found to have carried out anesthesia “a whole bunch of events with out teaching or consent, on victims outside his scope of teaching and expertise, whereas stealing money from Medicaid and embezzling from his bosses,” the assertion from the Division of Regulation acknowledged.
“This is not an monetary crime,” Eric Senta, an assistant authorized skilled regular with the Division of Regulation, acknowledged on the sentencing. “This is not a case the place the courtroom docket is sentencing any individual who stole $2 million. Lookhart hurt people, prone people, disabled children.”
Lookhart’s authorized skilled, Kevin Fitzgerald, argued that his client had already confronted penalties for his actions.
“He’s misplaced a enterprise, honor, your courtroom docket is successfully acutely aware there are civil matches, there’s been damaging publicity and the in all probability lack of his license, which, as soon as extra, is pending, nevertheless the state’s place is to revoke it fully,” Fitzgerald acknowledged on the sentencing.
Lookhart is scheduled to start out out serving his sentence December 7, Senta confirmed to CNN.
Lookhart’s co-defendants — his office supervisor Shauna Cranford and his firm, Lookhart Dental LLC — are scheduled for sentencing later this week, the assertion acknowledged.
Prosecutors are pushing for the courtroom docket to order Lookhart to pay better than $2 million “to compensate for the funds that Lookhart fraudulently obtained from the Alaska Medicaid system and embezzled,” the Division of Regulation assertion acknowledged.