Man’s hefty fine for illegal dental work

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A bogus dentist has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 in fines and costs after he was caught practising without a proper licence.

Nathan Holliday, from Neat Teeth on Ecclesall Road, was convicted of unlawfully carrying out tooth whitening treatments.

By law all dentists, dental nurses, technicians, hygienists and therapists need to be registered with the General Dental Council.

Holliday was found guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court of two offences of illegally practising dentistry.

The offences took place at Neat Teeth in December last year and March this year.

Holliday failed to attend court for the hearing.

In his absence he was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge.

He was also told to pay just over £2,000 towards the GDC’s prosecution costs.

While delivering their verdict magistrates said the case was a ‘particularly serious one given the presence of significant aggravating features’.

The treatment involves bleaching the teeth to make them a lighter colour, commonly using a gel or laser equipment.