Effect of a Prostitution Conviction on a Dentist’s License?

Anyone with a professional license issued by the State of California should be aware that California Business & Professions Code § 490 permits a state licensing board to deny, suspend or revoke the professional license of one convicted of a crime if the conduct is “substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of the business or profession for which the license would be issued.”  A conviction for solicitation of prostitution undeniably reflects poor judgement and the practice of dentistry requires good judgment.  So how can such a conviction affect a dentist’s license?  Click on the following link to find out.


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