A dentist is accused of forcing a patient to perform oral sex while under anesthesia to have a tooth removed, according to reports.
The suspected assault allegedly happened May 21, 2014, at Universal Smiles, Dr. Bilal Ahmed’s practice in D.C.
The patient came to the office that day for a cracked tooth, the Washington Post reports, citing court documents. Prosecutors said Ahmed told the patient he’d have to take out the broken tooth and to do so, he needed to use nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.
According to court documents cited by the Post, Ahmed, 43, administered the sedative with an assistant in the room, but was soon alone with the patient.
The patient said he woke up from the procedure to find his mask askew and the dentist forcing him to have oral sex, the Post reports.
The patient called police and nearly a week later, he called the dentist – and recorded the conversation with detectives listening in, the Post reports. The pair spoke about meeting for lunch then the patient brought up the suspected assault.
The dentist allegedly laughed and said hallucinations can happen when a patient is under nitrous oxide, but when the patient asked whether he had been hallucinating at the time of the alleged abuse, the doctor responded, “No,” the Post reports.
A husband and father of six, Ahmed pleaded not guilty Thursday, the Post reports. He was arrested Jan. 7 after he arrived at Kennedy Airport from Pakistan.
Ahmed was released but is required to sign up for GPS monitoring, cannot contact the allegedly victim and cannot practice dentistry. He’s scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 17.