We all can do a magnificent job of making teeth look great and giving people a healthy and beautiful smile. Aesthetic dentistry has seen an absolute boom over the last 30 years, especially when it comes to such innovative techniques as tooth whitening, veneers, etc. What about the peri-oral areas around the mouth? If the teeth look good but we ignore the rest of the face, then we have really limited what we have really limited what we have done in aesthetic dentistry.
I have been diligently trained and have had experience with these botox and dermal fillers for a while and these are very easy procedures to accomplish. We, as dentists give injections all the time - this is just learning how to give another kind of injections that are outside the mouth but is in the same area of the face that we inject all the time.
We also have a distinct advantage over the dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aestheticians and nurses who commonly provide these procedures. Our patients will be comfortable during dermal filler and lip augmentation therapy because of our ability to deliver proper anaesthesia to these areas.
Many are surprised to find that nearly half of the United States’ state dental boards allow dentists to provide botox and dermal fillers to patients. Why wouldn’t you provide these services, you already offer whitening and esthetic dentistry to your patients?
Like anything else you do, this requires training. Finding practice models is easy - start asking family and friends who will fight to have you practice on them; ask women in your practice if they have had or would like botox or dermal filler therapy. You will be overwhelmed at the posture response and shocked at the number of people you know already receiving these treatments.
Here are some dental treatments where you can use botox and dermal fillers:
All the problems mentioned above fall in the realm of dentistry. No other medical professional can do justice to such dental originated problems except a dentist.