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Crackdown on teeth whitening

Fri, 11 Oct 2013


It's now illegal for people to carry out teeth whitening unless they are a registered dental professional.

The General Dental Council has ruled that the procedure is the business of dentistry and therefore should only by carried out by dentists, hygienists or dental therapists.

The Department of Health says there's evidence to suggest that tooth whitening has been offered on the Island by non-professionals.

It’s now warning beauty salons that they will be at risk of prosecution if they continue to offer the treatment and aren’t registered with the GDC.

Carolyn Lewis is head of the salaried dental service – she told us what the ruling means:

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