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Tooth Whitening

Guidance to the Dental Profession. Effective from 31 October 2012

December 2014

Statutory Instrument 396 of 2012 came into effect on 31 October 2012.

Dentists have received the joint statement issued by the Dental Council and the Irish Medicines Board regarding the implementation of the new Regulations.

The Regulations increase the percentage of hydrogen peroxide allowed in tooth whitening or bleaching products to 6%, subject to conditions which include first use by a dental practitioner.