The Utah Court of Appeals has upheld revoking the license of a Layton dentist accused of sexually abusing two teen-age girls after sedating them.

Norman C. Barber, 43, pleaded guilty in 1988 in 2nd District Court to two charges of forcible sexual abuse of the 15-year-old girls. A third charge was dismissed. He served three months in jail, during which he was allowed to go to work every day.The Utah Division of Occupation and Professional Licensing filed a case against Barber and his licenses were revoked on June 22, 1989.

He appealed the revocation and was allowed to continue working with some restrictions on his license.

In his appeal, Barber claimed he didn't receive a fair hearing before the DOPL's Dentists-Dental Hygienists Board, that the board's findings were not supported by substantial evidence and that his case was treated differently than other similar cases.

Judges Judith Billings, Regnal W. Garff and Leonard H. Russon rejected the arguments in their order Tuesday.