Bilal Ahmed, 43, covers his face as he leaves court with his attorneys, Peggy Bennett and Barry Coburn, on Jan. 28, 2016. On May 15, the former dentist pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five male patients and two employees. (Keith Alexander/The Washington Post)

A former Georgetown dentist pleaded guilty Monday to five counts of sexually assaulting five male patients at his practice while they were under anesthesia.

In addition to counts concerning the patients, 44-year-old Bilal Ahmed also pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two employees at his former practice.

The incidents occurred between 2010 and 2014, prosecutors say, at Universal Smiles at 2311 M St. NW.

Prosecutors initially charged Ahmed, of Falls Church, Va., with sexually assaulting one patient in 2016 after he was arrested by New York authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport after deplaning a flight from Pakistan.

Since his arrest, prosecutors discovered additional victims.

Ahmed’s dental license was suspended in the District in 2014. He remains on home confinement and is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 10 by D.C. Superior Court Judge Zoe Bush. Ahmed faces decades in prison.

Correction: A previous version of this report misspelled the name of Bilal Ahmed.