Posts Tagged ‘General Dental Council’

Monaghan woman shares tooth whitening horror story to encourage others to see a professional dentist

Monaghan woman shares tooth whitening horror story to encourage others to see a professional dentist

A woman from Monaghan, Ireland, has shared her tooth whitening horror story on social media to encourage others considering whitening their teeth to visit a professional dentist. Aoife Wills said that her gums were severely burned after undergoing whitening treatment at a beauty salon recently. Having opted to have treatment at a local salon, Ms […]


New video raises awareness of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland

New video raises awareness of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland

A new video has been produced and shared to highlight the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland. The clip, which is designed to educate people about the risks associated with illegal whitening, has been put together by the Department for the Economy Trading Standards Service and Northern Ireland’s Environmental Health Departments in conjunction […]


Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Experts from the British Dental Association have described illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble.’ As more and more people look for ways to brighten their smiles and interest in whitening products increases, the association has stepped up its campaign to raise awareness of the potential risks of illegal whitening and to encourage people who […]


Consumers looking for bright white smiles urged to be cautious amid concerns over the safety of home whitening products

Consumers looking for bright white smiles urged to be cautious amid concerns over the safety of home whitening products

Dentists are urging patients looking for bright, white smiles to be cautious amid concerns over the safety of home whitening products. Research suggests that around 40% of British adults would like a more attractive smile, with whitening becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment over the last 5 years. Shows like Love Island and the Only […]


Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

A woman who was fined by the General Dental Council for offering tooth whitening services has told the BBC that she had no idea what she was doing was illegal. Brenda McFadyen, from Clydebank, was fined by the GDC after admitting to providing whitening services without the required dental skills and qualifications. In line with […]


Yorkshire beautician fined for providing illegal tooth whitening treatment

Yorkshire beautician fined for providing illegal tooth whitening treatment

A beautician from Yorkshire has been fined after providing illegal tooth whitening treatment. Emma Hood, from Redcar, has been prosecuted by the General Dental Council following an investigation into services she offered at her salon, The Vibe. Ms Hood, 31, was found to be offering bleaching treatment at a price of £45. Under EU legislation, […]


Northampton man prosecuted by the General Dental Council for providing illegal tooth whitening

Northampton man prosecuted by the General Dental Council for providing illegal tooth whitening

A Northampton man has been prosecuted by the General Dental Council after offering illegal tooth whitening treatment. Jack Sellick, the owner of Essex Smiles, pleaded guilty to providing the service at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court. The General Dental Council started an investigation after receiving a complaint in September 2017. In March 2018, undercover representatives visited […]


British Dental Association calls for General Dental Council to lower annual registration fee

British Dental Association calls for General Dental Council to lower annual registration fee

The British Dental Association has called for the General Dental Council to lower its annual registration fee. Following the release of the GDC’s consultation entitled, ‘Clear and certain: A new framework for fee-setting’, the BDA has urged the body to reduce its annual retention fee and criticised the GDC for failing to consult dental professionals […]


Beautician prosecuted by GDC after offering illegal whitening treatment

Beautician prosecuted by GDC after offering illegal whitening treatment

A beautician who offered illegal tooth whitening treatment at her home in Newcastle has been prosecuted by the General Dental Council. Charges were brought against Madison Crabb, 25, after it was confirmed that the beautician was offering tooth whitening services at her home in the Benwell area of the city. The 25-year old had undergone […]


Milton Keynes Man Fined for Providing Illegal Teeth Whitening

Milton Keynes Man Fined for Providing Illegal Teeth Whitening

A man from Milton Keynes has been fined for providing illegal teeth whitening treatment, just two years after he paid a fine for the same offence. Jason Edworthy, 43, was first investigated by the General Dental Council in 2014. He has now been fined again after a woman who had received treatment at his Royal […]