Posts Tagged ‘Illegal’

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 […]


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 […]


Beware of household bleach: dental patients urged to steer clear of illegal whitening operations

Beware of household bleach: dental patients urged to steer clear of illegal whitening operations

Illegal practitioners are using chemicals such as household bleach to provide cut-price whitening treatments, it has been revealed. Tracey Bell, owner of Tracey Bell clinics in Liverpool and the Isle of Man, said that unsuspecting patients are putting their health at risk as a result of illegal practitioners offering discounted treatments, which involve using chemicals […]


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 […]


Beautician Who Offered Tooth Whitening Cleared of Charges of Illegal Dentistry

Beautician Who Offered Tooth Whitening Cleared of Charges of Illegal Dentistry

A beautician in Glasgow who offered tooth whitening treatment has been acquitted of carrying out dental work illegally. Cheryl Dickson, who runs Beauty by Cheryl in Glasgow, offered a teeth whitening treatment, a treatment that depending on the product could be considered practicing or being prepared to practice dentistry when not a dental professional, the […]


Channel Island Health Authorities Issue Warning Over Illegal Whitening

Channel Island Health Authorities Issue Warning Over Illegal Whitening

Health authorities in the Channel Islands are warning the public against visiting non-dentists for tooth whitening treatment. Representatives from the Health and Social Services Department have recently written to business and individuals offering whitening services to make them aware of the legal position in the Channel Islands. Whitening is considered a dental treatment and therefore […]