BOTOX AND DENTISTRY
Is Botox and you dentist a good fit. As a teaching member of the AAFE it is very apparent to me that dentist preforming facial esthetics is a valuable service to be added to your practice. I have personally trained hundreds of dentist over the last several years and it makes a more complete practice.
Botox as a purely cosmetic procedure will likely never be part of a dentist’s repertoire – as their first and primary goal is oral health care. But, because dentists have extensive training on oral and facial anatomy, health and function, some say there is no one better qualified to administer Botox than a dentist. There are some non cosmetic treatments possible with Botox. Procedures applicable to Botox include TMD, bruxism, gummy smile and lip enhancement to improve denture or laminate placement.
In fact, some proponents of the use of Botox in dentistry claim dentists are the most qualified, and offer a better experience because they administer oral and facial injections on a regular basis. This makes the injections quick and less painful, because they are done with a skilled hand.
While the use of Botox in dentistry is controversial to some, it seems there may be a place for Botox in dentistry, to help both medically and cosmetically. According to the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics about 10% of dentists are currently trained to administer Botox with more seeking training every day. The American Dental Association even offers Botox training for its members!
At out office we care about trends in dentistry because they can have an impact on our patients’ oral health, which is our primary concern. It is important to keep up to date with changes in treatment available to our patients and in this case adding Botox and fillers to our services was very important to do. If you would like more information please contact us at www,davidjmartindds.com .