My friend Iqbal Kathrada writes to me on Facebook this morning:

Hi Chris

I visited West field Mall on the day of your seminar and lo and behold was this Smile-xpress kiosk offering Laser Whitening for £99 on the spot.
there were 4 beds in cubicles , with blue light and all and patients were queuing to make bookings.

The assistants were called technicians, I wonder if any are GDC Registered and qualified to perform these treatments and has the GDC been informed

and I offer the following link:

Does anybody else have any feedback?

The shape of things to come?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.