On 30 September 2013 Elaine Taylor-Valles, a beautician pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to the offence of unlawfully practising dentistry, namely tooth whitening contrary to sections 38 (1) and (2) of the Dentists Act 1984 and unlawfully carrying on the business of dentistry contrary to sections 41(1) and (1B) of the Dentists Act 1984.
She is the first person to be successfully prosecuted by the UK’s dental regulator, the General Dental Council (GDC), since the High Court upheld the view that tooth whitening is the practise of dentistry and should only be carried out by dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists, working on prescription from a dentist.
Her case was brought to court by a patient who complained about the results of her tooth whitening.
I have said it before and I will repeat it again – why take chances with your health – have your teeth professionally whitened within a dental environment not by an unqualified unlicensed person.
Here at Langley Dental Practice we start our whitening prices from only £199 and that includes a consultation with a UK trained and qualified dentist – somebody who will always put your dental health and well being as their priority.
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