Maryland dental board permanently revokes dentist's license after conviction hearing: 6 things to know

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After suspending Vaqar Ahmad Chourdy's, DDS, license in 2013, the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners permanently revoked the dentists license, according to the Herald-Mail Media.

Here are six things to know:

1. Dr. Chourdy formerly owned and operated Hagerstown (Md.) Dental Center before being arrested for distributing Oxycodone and soliciting sex with a minor. The arrest resulted in his license being suspended.

2. In 2013, the dentist was arrested at a motel in Hagerstown after he tried to meet up with a fictitious 12-year-old girl he believed to be a patient. Police were waiting for him outside of the hotel to arrest him for the sexual solicitation of a minor.

3. The DEA investigated claims Dr. Choudry agreed to pay the minor $300 as well as write a prescription for oxycodone pills to another as a "finders fee." The dentist was arrested for distributing a controlled substance.

4. Dr. Chourdy chose to undergo a trial in front of a judge. There, he was convicted of sexual solicitation and received a suspended sentence. However, in 2017, three judges overturned the case, citing "no matter how repugnant and indefensible," Dr. Chourdy's actions did not commit a crime, as the minor did not exist.

5. The dentist did plead guilty to two drug charges and served 95 days in prison. He was then put on probation and fined $35,000. The Maryland Board of Dental Examiners was notified at the time of the conviction.

6. In 2017, Dr. Chourdy testified to the Maryland board about his previous actions. During the hearing, he admitted to believing he was meeting a patient at the hotel back in 2013. Dr. Chourdy's recounting of events led the board to revoke his license. The board found the dentist's "explanation of the events leading to this hearing to be incredible and outlandish," according to the Herald-Mail Media.

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