Posts Tagged ‘GDC’

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 […]


Over 8,500 Dentists Risk Losing the Right to Practice Over CPD Requirements

Over 8,500 Dentists Risk Losing the Right to Practice Over CPD Requirements

The General Dental Council have voiced “serious concern” over the number of dentists who have failed to comply with continuing professional development requirements and therefore risk being removed from the GDC register, effectively banning them from practising dentistry. At the end of July, 36,000 of the roughly 70,000 dental care professionals in the UK will […]


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 […]


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 […]


New General Dental Council survey reveals high patient satisfaction rates

New General Dental Council survey reveals high patient satisfaction rates

A new survey conducted by the General Dental Council has revealed that the vast majority of patients are very happy with the service provided by their dentist. The results of the GDC Patient and Public Survey show that 97 percent of people who visit their dentist once a year are ‘satisfied’ with the service they […]


Dentist Suspended for Eight Months After Refusing to Give Dead Patient a Refund

Dentist Suspended for Eight Months After Refusing to Give Dead Patient a Refund

The General Dental Council have banned a dentist from practising dentistry for eight months for misleading conduct after refusing to give the family of a patient who died before treatment was complete a refund. The GDC made their decision regarding the conduct of James Kleiber, who is medical director of Glenholme Dental Centre in Basingstoke, […]


Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments Rise, Claim GDC

Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments Rise, Claim GDC

The General Dental Council has reported that the number of people practising teeth whitening treatments illegally is on the rise putting patients at risk of incredibly painful side effects. A number of reports and a secret filming of an illegal procedure filmed by the BBC showed that not only were beauticians breaking the law by […]


Is tooth whitening illegal? Everything you need to know before you have treatment

Is tooth whitening illegal? Everything you need to know before you have treatment

We’ve entered a brand New Year, and no doubt you’ve already spotted adverts for all kinds of products and services that promise they can make you look and feel better. One treatment that has become increasingly popular is tooth whitening. If you’ve seen adverts on social media, you may assume that the providers are legitimate, […]