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Belfast City Council Issues Warning Over Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment

Belfast City Council Issues Warning Over Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment

 Belfast City Council has issued a warning to the public over illegal tooth whitening treatment in the city. The council has acted following reports from members of staff from the Environmental Health department, which stated that illegal services were becoming more commonplace. The council has now warned the public that anyone offering tooth whitening treatment […]


Director of ‘The Teeth Whitening Company’ Prosecuted for Unlawful Dentistry

Director of ‘The Teeth Whitening Company’ Prosecuted for Unlawful Dentistry

The director of a teeth whitening service in Cambridge has been sentenced for conducting illegal treatments. Director of The Teeth Whitening Company, Julie Marino, admitted to practicing dentistry unlawfully at a court hearing at Cambridge Magistrates Court on September 3rd, 2015. Teeth whitening can only lawfully be performed by registered dentists or dental hygienists, clinical […]


Convicted Fake Dental Practitioner Continues to Run Clinic in Belfast

Convicted Fake Dental Practitioner Continues to Run Clinic in Belfast

In April this year, Samuel Irvine-Madine was found guilty of carrying out illegal teeth whitening and impersonating a dental practitioner. The General Dental Council took him to court, where he received at £500 fine. It has now been discovered that since then, he has carried on treating patients at the HD Smile Clinic in Belfast. This clinic claims […]


Cambridgeshire dentist urges the public to be wary of DIY whitening treatments

Cambridgeshire dentist urges the public to be wary of DIY whitening treatments

A dentist from Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, has urged the public to be wary of DIY home whitening tips and illegal whitening treatments offered by beauty salons and individuals this summer. Dr Wha-Choul Lee, from Sawtry Dental, said that many people look for cheap and easy ways to lighten their smile in the summer months, but warns […]


Beware High Street Clinics Using Toxic Chemicals With 200x Legal Level of Bleaching Agent

Beware High Street Clinics Using Toxic Chemicals With 200x Legal Level of Bleaching Agent

Unregistered dentists are using teeth whiteners containing over 200 times the legal level of bleach. Trading standards officers investigated salons promising customers a perfect Hollywood smile and discovered the toxic levels of hydrogen peroxide. Only dentists or dental professionals working to a dentist’s prescription are legally allowed to perform tooth whitening procedures. Despite this, thousands […]


Newport Man Found Guilty of Illegal Teeth Whitening

Newport Man Found Guilty of Illegal Teeth Whitening

A man from Newport has appeared in court charged with the unlawful practice of dentistry in Usk. Martyn Collier, who lives on Rochester Road in Newport, appeared at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on Monday, 1st June and was found guilty of practicing unlawful teeth whitening. Collier, aged 34,Smile Like the Stars Training Limited’s sole director. The […]


British Dental Association Warns Against Home Whitening Kits

British Dental Association Warns Against Home Whitening Kits

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over the use of home whitening kits. The advice is relevant to all but is specifically aimed at teenagers, among whom home kits have become incredibly popular. The BDA believes that some kits, especially those purchased online, may contain potentially harmful products and the public should be wary […]


Leicester Woman Fined for Offering Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment at a Beauty Salon

Leicester Woman Fined for Offering Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment at a Beauty Salon

A woman from Leicester has been fined after being found guilty of unlawfully offering tooth whitening treatment. In court in Leicester, Mohinder Dhami pleaded guilty to the charges brought by the General Dental Council under the Dentists Act 1984, which states that dental treatment must only be provided by fully trained dental professionals with GDC […]


Hartlepool Salon Employee Pleads Guilty to Providing Illegal Teeth Whitening

Hartlepool Salon Employee Pleads Guilty to Providing Illegal Teeth Whitening

An employee of a tanning and beauty salon in Hartlepool has admitted to providing illegal tooth whitening treatment. Graeme Pattinson, who worked for Ultimate Tanning and Beauty, pleaded guilty to a General Dental Council charge of offering illegal tooth whitening at Teesside Magistrate’s Court. Mr Pattinson admitted offering treatment despite the fact that he has […]


Trading Standards Seize £500,000 Worth of Whitening Kits from West London Home

Trading Standards Seize £500,000 Worth of Whitening Kits from West London Home

 Trading Standards officers have seized £500,000 worth of teeth whitening kits from a home in West London, it has been confirmed. Officers visited an address in Hillingdon and discovered a large number of kits, some containing whitening agents with up to 5.9 percent hydrogen peroxide. These products, which are 60 times the legal hydrogen peroxide […]