GDC PROSECUTION FOR ILLEGAL TOOTH WHITENING
The General Dental Council (GDC) has successfully prosecuted a non-registrant for unlawfully practising dentistry, namely tooth whitening.
On 20 December 2013 Hayley Wilding, who didn’t attend Lancaster Magistrates’ Court was found guilty of unlawfully practising dentistry at Vanity Salon on Ulswater Road in Ridge in Lancaster. This is contrary to Section 38 (1) and (2) of the Dentists Act 1984. She was also found guilty of unlawfully carrying on the business of dentistry, contrary to sections 41 (1) and (1B) of the Dentists Act 1984. Ms Wilding was fined £900 in relation to the first charge (s.38) and £450 in relation to the second charge (s.41) and ordered to pay a £135 victim surcharge and full costs to the GDC of £1862.64.