There’s good news for dental practices in Nevada hoping to better capitalize on the high demand for Botox and dermal fillers: both dentists and hygienists with proper training can now administer these injectables.
This puts Nevada’s policies in line with most other states in the United States and a growing number of jurisdictions around the world. It also means patients can get injections from people they already trust.
The Nevada State Board of Dental examiners issued an advisory policy statement on November 20, 2015 confirming what we at Dentox already know: dentists and dental hygienists have the skills necessary for injecting botulinum toxin and dermal fillers once properly trained in the specifics. This means that dental practices can enhance their revenues and increase patient satisfaction by offering easier access to Botox, Xeomin and related products as well as dermal fillers to existing and new patients.
The statement indicates that dental hygienists in the Silver State can administer injectables only under the supervision of a dentist who is licensed in the state and also has training in facial Botox and dermal fillers.
Dentists who take the online Botox training course from Dentox are always allowed to have office staff and other professionals in their office to listen in. Now, some of these professionals are eligible for their own Botox certification, potentially increasing the ability of a practice to make money from Botox by allowing dentists to delegate this task in much the same way as doing a cleaning or taking an impression.
The Dentox course is a smart choice because it’s led by Dr. Howard Katz, a real innovator in the field of Botox injection whose name actually appears on the patent for the product and other related products. But more than that, Katz is also a practicing dentist with nearly four decades of clinical experience.
Dentox offers convenient online Botox training as well as seminars around the nation and the world. And since the company is based in Southern California, it’s often convenient for Nevada dentists to attend in-person training on Dr. Katz’s home turf.
A complete training course covers both botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, which are administered very similarly but do have crucial differences. The best courses also contain practical information on incorporating injectables into dental practices and making them part of an overall business plan that can boost the bottom line of a practice.
The bottom line of the ruling by the Nevada board is clear, according to president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics Dr. Louis Malcmacher: Botox and dermal filler injections are within a dental practice’s scope in the state and can now be administered for both esthetic as well as therapeutic uses — as long as proper training is received.
With this important ruling, Nevada joins most other states in making it legal and practical for dentists and their hygienists to provide Botox and related injections. The state’s requirement for comprehensive training is in line with requirements in most other jurisdictions and is a sensible precaution for protecting the health of patients in the state.
Since the majority of uses of Botox and dermal fillers are on the head, face and neck, no one is better qualified than those who spend their lives working on these areas. No one knows facial anatomy better than dentists and dental hygienists.
The recent Nevada ruling is a clear win for dental professionals in the state — and for their patients. The people of Nevada now have easier access than ever before to quick, affordable and convenient injectable from professionals they have already grown to trust and depend on.
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