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GDC PROSECUTE BEAUTICIAN FOR WHITENING

Beautician pleads guilty in tooth whitening case

A beautician has appeared in court in Preston to plead guilty to unlawfully practising dentistry.

Ms Elaine Taylor-Valles 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 the prescription of a dentist.

Ms Taylor-Valles has been given a nine month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £350 towards the GDC’s costs.  For full story, please click here