Amid strong protests from medical experts, the China Hairdressing and Beauty Association has dismissed a cosmetic dentistry committee it established late last month.
The decision followed a debate between the medical and beauty sectors over the legality of cosmetic dentistry procedures in hairdressing parlors.
At the end of July, the association set up a cosmetic dentistry subcommittee, saying it would provide more development opportunities for that part of the beauty industry.
The move sparked strong opposition from the medical sector.
On Aug 1, the China Stomatological Association released a statement saying that it firmly opposed the establishment of the committee.