Under the dentists Act 1984, it is offence for non registrants to practice or be prepared to practice dentistry.
The case took place at City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London
The GDC launched the case last year after it received hundreds of complaints from members of the public and dental professionals about tooth whitening treatment being provided by individuals who are not registered dental professionals.
The GDC, which regulates all dental professionals in the UK, began criminal proceedings under the Dentists Act 1984 on the grounds that tooth whitening may only lawfully be provided by those who are registered dental professionals.
Charges relating to two other people and one other company have been adjourned until 18 May
Chief executive and registrar of the GDC, Evlynne Gilvarry, says: ‘This case has significant implications for the dental profession and for public protection.
'The GDC will now consider its position carefully with regards to the hundreds of other complaints about the illegal practice of dentistry that it has received.
‘We are concerned about the risk to the public posed by such potentially hazardous treatment being provided by people without the training and qualifications necessary for registration as a dental professional.'Don’
Dr Tracey Bell - well known for her cosmetic and whitening treatments in the Isle of Man said this week ‘Well done to the GDC on the recent fine for non qualified teeth whitening treatment. If you want a safe whiter smile it’s always best to see your dentist.’
Tracey Bell BDS Hons.
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