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Illegal teeth whitener exposed and fined

Yet another unregistered individual has been prosecuted for providing an illegal teeth whitening service without the proper qualifications, training and registration.

By law tooth whitening can only be carried out by a dentist, dental nurse, dental hygienist or other registered dental professionals.

The process of teeth whitening can involve some fairly dangerous substances such as bleaches also known as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which are the ‘active ingredient’ in the whitening product. If used incorrectly, these substances can harm patients which is why the cosmetic procedure must only be carried out by someone trained and qualified in the dental industry.

The man came under investigation after a procedure he carried out injured a patient leaving him with burns on his gums. He pleaded guilty to unlawfully practising dentistry, was fined £3,350 and ordered to pay GDC’s legal costs of £2,743.18 and a £120 victim surcharge.


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