Dental Services: Cosmetics

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted in each magistrates' court in England for carrying out tooth whitening illegally under section 38 of the Dentists Act 1984 in 2014.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database holds information on defendants proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for criminal offences in England and Wales. However, not all offences are individually reported within the centrally held data. Data for offences under section 38 of the Dentist Act 1984 are reported as part of a related group of offences, and it is not possible to separately identify convictions for these specific offences from other offences under the Act. This information may be held by the individual courts in England and Wales and as such it can only be obtained at disproportionate cost

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Derek Watson
Posted on 1 Jul 2015 6:00 pm (Report this annotation)

There is only really one authority that initiates prosecutions for illegal tooth whitening—the General Dental Council. They should have a good idea of how many people they prosecute in each year.