Archive for the ‘teeth whitening’ Category

£4,000 Fine for Essex Road Woman Practicing Illegal Whitening

£4,000 Fine for Essex Road Woman Practicing Illegal Whitening

A woman has bit hit with a £4,000 fine for practicing illegal teeth whitening at a salon on Essex Road. Carter Spencer-O’Brien had been practicing the banned treatment at Glitz and Glamour, despite receiving a warning letter from the General Dental Council. Ms Spencer-O’Brien was found guilty yesterday at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, though she […]


Father and Son Jailed for Selling Illegal Teeth Whitening Products

Father and Son Jailed for Selling Illegal Teeth Whitening Products

A father and son from South Wales have been jailed after selling dangerous DIY teeth whitening products. Matthew Hargreaves and his father John were sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of supplying the public with dangerous teeth whitening products at Merthyr Crown Court. The 43 year old and his father John, […]


GDC Sues Wakefield Beautician for Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatment

GDC Sues Wakefield Beautician for Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatment

The General Dental Council has sued a beautician from Wakefield after she offered illegal teeth whitening treatment. Janine Gilchrist admitted to providing dental treatment unlawfully at the Bohemia and Sisters salon in Kitkgate, Wakefield, in March this year. The GDC decided to take legal action after it was confirmed that Ms Gilchrist has ignored two […]


Scottish Teenager Shares Teeth Whitening Horror Story

Scottish Teenager Shares Teeth Whitening Horror Story

A teenager from Renfrew has shared her horror story after suffering third degree burns following teeth whitening treatment. Abbie Kilbride, 18, was left devastated after experiencing severe burns on her lips. The teenager wanted to treat herself to whitening treatment after having her braces removed. She saw that a couple of friends had visited a […]


Leeds Woman Prosecuted by General Dental Council for Illegal Teeth Whitening

Leeds Woman Prosecuted by General Dental Council for Illegal Teeth Whitening

A woman from Leeds has been prosecuted by the General Dental Council for providing illegal teeth whitening treatment. Gail Fielding was found guilty of administering illegal treatment at Room 11 Nails and Beauty. Ms Fielding was sent two warning letters by the General Dental Council (GDC) last year and the body launched an investigation when […]


Local Councils Call for Tougher Punishments for People Offering Illegal Whitening

Local Councils Call for Tougher Punishments for People Offering Illegal Whitening

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for tougher punishments for people who offer illegal whitening treatment. The LGA, which represents more than 170 local councils across England and Wales, believes that the government should sanction harsher penalties for those found guilty of providing whitening treatment without the relevant dental qualifications. Some kits available to the […]


British Dental Association Issues Fresh Warning Over Illegal Teeth Whitening

British Dental Association Issues Fresh Warning Over Illegal Teeth Whitening

The British Dental Association has issued a fresh warning over illegal teeth whitening following a BBC documentary that focused on illegal treatments on offer in the West of England. Undercover reporters working for the BBC investigated illegal treatment provision in the West of England as part of a documentary entitled ‘Inside Out West’. During filming, […]


General Dental Council Issues Reminder Over Illegal Tooth Whitening Redditch Beautician is Prosecuted

General Dental Council Issues Reminder Over Illegal Tooth Whitening Redditch Beautician is Prosecuted

The General Dental Council has issued another reminder to the public over illegal tooth whitening after a beautician from Redditch was prosecuted for providing treatment without the relevant qualifications. Sally Commander, who offered whitening treatment at Imogen’s Hair and Beauty in Birchfield Road, Redditch, was recently taken to court by the GDC. She provided treatment […]


Hucknall Hairdresser Fined for Providing Illegal Whitening

Hucknall Hairdresser Fined for Providing Illegal Whitening

A hairdresser from Hucknall has been fined by the General Dental Council for offering teeth whitening treatment illegally. 23-year old Jade Hayes was found guilty of offering dental services illegally, but insists she had no idea she was doing anything wrong. Admitting to charges brought forward by the GDC, Ms Hayes said that she received […]


BBC Investigation Reveals Insight into Illegal Teeth Whitening

BBC Investigation Reveals Insight into Illegal Teeth Whitening

An investigation by the BBC has shed light on the UK’s illegal teeth whitening problem. Undercover 5 Live reporters found that people who are not qualified to provide whitening treatment are doing so, despite the risk of fines and prosecution. During their research, reporters were even offered illegal treatment by a beauty therapist who had […]