Man who made steel teeth for Bond villain is fined for posing as dental technician

A composite image of Luis Fairman (L) and Richard Kiel (R) - the man who played Jaws. Credit: SWNS

The man who made the infamous steel teeth for terrifying James Bond baddie Jaws has been taken to court for posing as a dental technician.

Luis Fairman, 58, created the gleaming metal gnashers for actor Richard Kiel to wear in the classic movies Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me.

Magistrates heard how Fairman passed himself of as a dental technician in a video he made last November entitled "NHS Dentistry - Ed's story".

By law, all dentists, orthodontists, dental nurses, dental technicians and hygienists must be registered with the General Dental Council to work in the UK.

But when officials checked their records to see if Fairman was registered to work out of his Bodmin Dental Lab in Cornwall, they could find no entry for him.

The GDC launched a criminal prosecution and Fairman was charged with breaching the Dentists Act 1984.

He pleaded guilty to unlawfully using the title dental technician on November 1 last year and was fined £500 and ordered to pay £500 in costs, plus a £50 victim's surcharge.

Fairman, who also created a 'Snoreboard' device for former world darts champion Eric Bristow to cure his chronic snoring before going on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, insists the who affair is an accident and feels that the GDC has come down on him unfairly - "like a tonne of bricks," he said.

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