As of the start of November, European law dictates that dentists across the UK can no longer supply tooth whitening products, which release or contain more than 6% hydrogen peroxide (18% carbamide peroxide). However, as a result, there may be numerous practices that still have bleaching lights on the premises, which cannot be legally used.
However, as a result, there may be numerous practices that still have bleaching lights on the premises, which cannot be legally used.
Bleaching Light Buyback Programme
If this is a dilemma you face, you can send your floor-standing bleaching lamps to Enlighten, in exchange for £200 credit towards Enlighten Whitening Kits.
Alternatively, if you prefer, Enlighten will happily make a £75 donation to the Bridge2Aid charity.
Dr Payman Langroudi, clinical director at Enlighten Smiles, said: 'It has taken 12 years to get the law changed, but, today, UK dentists can finally catch up with colleagues all over the world, to legally provide the most conservative and safest cosmetic treatment of them all.
'It’s important that we, as a profession, now abide by this new Directive and provide tooth whitening using the safest products to treat our patients, namely products that release or contain up to 6% hydrogen peroxide (18% carbamide peroxide).
'As many higher concentration systems, which use bleaching lights, are now illegal, Enlighten will buy back these lamps to help practices ensure they don’t fall foul of the new legislation.
'A word of advice: Even if products containing or releasing more than 6% hydrogen peroxide (18% carbamide peroxide) are sold to you as a medical device, please be aware that all teeth whitening products fall under the Cosmetics Directive and not the Medical Devices Directive (MHRA).'
Send Enlighten your bleaching lamp today!
To take advantage of this offer, pack your lamp in a suitable box, with suitable protective packaging, and Enlighten will pick it up from your practice for free*
For more information, please contact Enlighten Smiles on 020 7424 3270 or visit www.enlightensmiles.com/buy-back
Twitter: @EnlightenSmiles / @DrPay
* The offer is limited to one lamp per practice, and the lamp must be in good working order on delivery. Please also note this promotion is only open to Dentists located in the UK and registered with the General Dental Council. Enlighten may withdraw the promotion without prior notice and reserves the right to refuse to take any individual lamp.