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GDC STATEMENT ON TOOTH WHITENING

Are you considering tooth whitening?

As part of National Smile Month the UK’s regulator of dental practice, the General Dental Council, wants to remind patients and members of the public who can and can’t carry out tooth whitening.

In May 2013 the GDC welcomed the decision by the High Court that tooth whitening is the practice of dentistry and should only be undertaken by regulated dental professionals – specifically dentists and dental hygienists, dental therapists and clinical dental technicians working to the prescription of a dentist.  [more]