Archive for the ‘teeth whitening’ Category

Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

A woman who was fined by the General Dental Council for offering tooth whitening services has told the BBC that she had no idea what she was doing was illegal. Brenda McFadyen, from Clydebank, was fined by the GDC after admitting to providing whitening services without the required dental skills and qualifications. In line with […]


Sparklem owner fined for illegal teeth whitening service

Sparklem owner fined for illegal teeth whitening service

Thousands of patients of an Ashford-based teeth-whitening company have been treated illegally. Emma McLeish, owner of Sparklem in Ashford since 2010, has been found guilty of putting her patients at risk and has been ordered to pay fines of more than £7,000 at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court. Despite claiming to hold an NVQ Level 3 in […]


Yorkshire beautician fined for providing illegal tooth whitening treatment

Yorkshire beautician fined for providing illegal tooth whitening treatment

A beautician from Yorkshire has been fined after providing illegal tooth whitening treatment. Emma Hood, from Redcar, has been prosecuted by the General Dental Council following an investigation into services she offered at her salon, The Vibe. Ms Hood, 31, was found to be offering bleaching treatment at a price of £45. Under EU legislation, […]


Newcastle Based Beautician fined over £1000 for Illegal Dentistry

Newcastle Based Beautician fined over £1000 for Illegal Dentistry

A Newcastle based beautician pleaded guilty to offering tooth whitening illegally, which led to her being fined over £1,100. Leanne Cranston, operating via her business Vanity Salon at her home, was ordered to pay the fine as well as the General Dental Council’s legal costs after being caught by GDC investigators working undercover saying she […]


Derby man prosecuted after offering illegal tooth whitening treatment

Derby man prosecuted after offering illegal tooth whitening treatment

A man from Derby has been prosecuted after being found guilty of providing illegal tooth whitening treatment. Colin Vernall, who is also known as Vern Collins, was ordered to pay in excess of £7,000 after an investigation found that he was administering the dental treatment, despite having no formal dental qualifications. A complaint was made […]


London dentist issues warning over charcoal whitening toothpastes

London dentist issues warning over charcoal whitening toothpastes

A London dentist has issued a warning over the safety of some charcoal activated whitening toothpastes after seeing patients who have suffered extensive enamel wear. In the last few years, whitening products, including charcoal toothpastes, have become incredibly popular, but Dr Rhonda Eskander has urged people to be careful about trying to brighten their smiles […]


Dental campaign group warns against illegal tooth whitening as fines increase and GDC clamps down on perpetrators

Dental campaign group warns against illegal tooth whitening as fines increase and GDC clamps down on perpetrators

A dental campaign group has issued a warning to anyone providing illegal whitening treatment, as the General Dental Council clamps down on perpetrators and courts hand out more severe punishments and fines. The Tooth Whitening Information Group is warning beauty therapists and anyone else who doesn’t have a form dental qualification to avoid administering whitening […]


GDC prosecutes fake dental hygienist following investigation into illegal whitening

GDC prosecutes fake dental hygienist following investigation into illegal whitening

The General Dental Council has prosecuted a woman from Birmingham following investigations related to the illegal provision of whitening treatment. Naomi Austin was ordered to appear in court after being caught out in an undercover sting operation. The GDC initiated the investigation after receiving information about Ms Austin offering illegal whitening treatment at an apartment […]


Former Reality TV Star Fined £11,000 for Carrying Out Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments

Former Reality TV Star Fined £11,000 for Carrying Out Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments

Former reality TV star Chelsey Harwood has been fined over £11,000 after a court found her guilty of providing teeth whitening illegally, highlighting the seriousness the General Dental Council takes the offence. Harwood, 30, offered a mobile low-cost cosmetic dentistry service called “Teeth Whitening By Chelsey”, which supplied home whitening trays for the patient to […]


GDC prosecutions underline the severity of offering illegal whitening treatments

GDC prosecutions underline the severity of offering illegal whitening treatments

Recently, former webcam girl, Chelsey Harwood, 30, was prosecuted by the General Dental Council for offering illegal whitening treatment. The story was covered by the local and national press, and some readers expressed the view that she had been unfairly punished and was actually doing nothing wrong by administering whitening treatment. The law, however, says […]