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Tooth Whitening Administered Dangerously by Dental Nurse


March 14, 2017
by Carl Stroud, The Sun

Vivien Hassett, who advertised her services on Facebook, was found to pose a “risk of harm to patients”.

And she has now been removed from the General Dental Council’s register following a probe by their Professional Conduct Committee.

It found that she offered treatments using hydrogen peroxide with a strength of up to 35 per cent – while the legal limit is less than 0.1 per cent.

PCC chairwoman Geraldine Carroll said: “Ms Hassett’s dishonesty and her having acted outside of her scope of practice raise a significant public interest issue.

“Furthermore her willingness to offer tooth whitening materials in illegal strengths of hydrogen peroxide demonstrate that she poses a risk of harm to patients.”

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