Posts Tagged ‘GDC’

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, […]


Thousands of Brits Have Had Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment

Thousands of Brits Have Had Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment

Over one in four people do not go to the dentist for tooth whitening treatment, according to a survey from the Oral Health Foundation. Instead they purchase illegal and potentially unsafe home kits online or visit illegal beauty clinics and kiosks instead. The General Dental Council categorises tooth whitening treatments as dental treatments under the […]


General Dental Council issues counterfeit goods warning

General Dental Council issues counterfeit goods warning

The body responsible for governing dental professionals in the UK, the General Dental Council, has issued a warning urging dentists to be cautious when buying equipment and supplies. Dentists have been warned by the GDC to avoid purchasing counterfeit goods at all costs to protect themselves and the public. The message comes after a dentist […]


Dental Nurse Imprisoned for Drug Supply has been struck from the GDC Register

Dental Nurse Imprisoned for Drug Supply has been struck from the GDC Register

A dental nurse imprisoned for possession and supply of Class B drugs has been told she can no longer work in dentistry after the General Dental Council reached their verdict yesterday following her appearance at Sheffield Crown Court. Simone Harper, who in 2015 was jailed for three months for supplying cannabis and possessing £3000 worth […]


Sheffield man sued by General Dental Council following investigation into illegal whitening 

Sheffield man sued by General Dental Council following investigation into illegal whitening 

The General Dental Council has taken legal action against a Sheffield man after investigates confirmed that he was offering tooth whitening services illegally. The GDC launched an investigation into the conduct of Thomas Wilson, who worked for Wow Teeth Whitening in Sharrowvale, after receiving a string of complaints about the company. Mr Wilson was found […]


Bath MP Encourages Patients to Attend Appointments Following Practice Visit

Bath MP Encourages Patients to Attend Appointments Following Practice Visit

Bath MP Ben Howlett has encouraged patients to attend appointment following a visit to Bath Orthodontics. Mr Howlett was shocked to discover that no-shows are incredibly frequent. On one day 61 percent of patients booked in for appointments didn’t turn up and this is a problem not restricted to Bath Orthodontics. Staff at Circus Orthodontics […]