One rather avant-garde dentistry method has seen one Seth Lookhart sentenced to twelve years.
Visiting the dentist is never a pleasant experience...
via: GettyAnd this is where many phobias stem from.
But sometimes, a visit to the dentist is urgent...
via: GettyAnd taking care of our teeth is of the utmost importance.
But sometimes a dentist visit can be made even worse.
via: GettyLike, for example, a dentist who's also something of a dare devil.
Like one Seth Lookhart.
via: GettyHis rather bizarre dental practices have even landed him in trouble with the law!
But there's one, in particular, that's captured the internet's attention.
via: GettyBecause it's just so strange!
So strange, in fact, that Lookhart has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
via: GettyAlongside the reckless endangerment it clearly displayed, he's also been convicted of fraud.
$1.9 million Medicaid fraud, to be exact.
via: GettyAnd to make matters worse, he even videotaped one of his most frightening procedures.
Lookhart is caught on camera pulling a patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard.
via: GettyHe even brags about how he'll never be caught for his crimes.
But it seems that just isn't the case.
via: GettyAs his many crimes have now caught up with him.
In the shocking footage, Lookhart is shown undertaking this dangerous procedure.
via: Alaska Court SystemIt's absolutely horrifying to see.
But what makes it worse?
via: Alaska Court SystemHis total triumph after the procedure ...
He looks genuinely thrilled to have put someone's life at risk.
via: Alaska Court SystemIt's bizarre to see.
The patient was totally unaware and unconsenting.
via: Getty"He never [asked me.] I obviously wouldn't have approved that. That's dangerous."
"I would've said hell no! No, that's unprofessional. It's crazy."
via: Getty"I think you have to be pretty narcissistic, you must be pretty full of yourself to think you can pull someone's tooth out on a hoverboard."
Lookhart's lawyer offered some firm words.
via: Twitter"I want you to know that as his lawyer, I apologize for what he did on that hoverboard."
via: Twitter"You can be assured that when I agreed to represent him, I got in his face and told him what I thought about him for doing this, which I think needed to be done."
And it seemed the judge agreed.
via: NBC"In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response - you darn near killed some people."