One of the greatest challenges of being a nurse, even when you are completely trained and have been for years, is that many patients are completely unaware of just how knowledgeable you are. After all, most of the medications that doctors prescribe you know are about to be prescribed, and you probably know more about their effects than they do! A great way to gain your patients’ trust is to be able to offer them some of the treatments that they want yourself, and what better than something like a non-surgical face lift: giving them the gift of looking and feeling younger? Dr Howard Katz is currently offering this training to nurses to give them even more skills.
The procedure is called DentoX LIFT, and works by creating facial contouring in the places that generally show the first and most noticecable signs of aging: the lips, jawline, and cheekbones. By providing more support in these areas the patient can achieve a much more youthful impression, and only a local anaesthetic is required with little to no recovery time. Patients will enjoy the effects of the non-surgical face lift for up to two years, at which time they will need another thirty minute procedure to restore the results. That’s right: the entire DentoX LIFT procedure only takes thirty minutes, which gives you the chance to see as many patients as you can, giving them each the chance to return back to their youthful looks.
Within your training for the non-surgical face lift, you will learn all about the different facial structures in the body, from bones, to muscles, to nerves, in order to first understand exactly what it is that makes us look older as our bodies change, and then exactly what we need to do in order to reverse these changes. Understanding the face in this detail is vital for successful non-surgical face lift treatments, and could greatly hep in other areas of nursing too. Each patient will be different, so you will be given training on how to assess a patient physically and mentally, and gain a clear understanding of exactly what it is that you will need to do in order to give the non-surgical face lift successfully.
What makes this non-surgical face lift technique so popular is that there are so many benefits to it that no other program currently has. For example, the DentoX LIFT non-surgical face lift does not create any skin inflammation or injection holes so the treatment is not that noticeable, important for patients who do not want to draw attention to the fact that they have had the treatment. There are instant results that the patient will be able to see before they leave you, and no scars from the treatment so nothing can go wrong. Patients can immediately go back to work if they wish, the non-surgical face lift is so gentle, and they can enjoy a natural, refreshed appearance that will truly give them confidence.
So what are you waiting for? Make sure you sign of up for the upcoming DentoX LIFT training in Los Angeles now!
Although not every dentist will be following this change in their treatments, you will find that this will be occurring more and more often in the next few years as the opportunity for them to receive this new training. As dentists have the chance to gain training in Botox administration, believe it or not, many think that dental practices will soon become to the go-to place in order to receive that treatment. This change in dental treatments does not mean that they are going to stop offering the other standard dental treatments that they currently offer, such as teeth whitening, root canals, and dentures. Instead, this is an expansion of their treatment options.
The reason for this expansion is simple. Patients who want Botox want to be reassured that they are going to receive the treatment from someone who has the best in medical training, and when they are already a dentist then you have a base line assumption that they know what they are doing. When you add onto that the Dentox training that many dentists are taking advantage of recently, you can be sure that you are going to be treated by someone with the best in Botox certification. It can be slightly disconcerting, of course, to think about how a dentist never originally trained to be offering Botox, but that does not mean that they cannot get the very best in training to offer something new.
As a study by Dr Brian Freund, Dr Ian Finkelstein, and Dr Gordon Ko has discovered, the usage of Botox within a dental environment will bring with it a huge variation in the types of treatment that a dentist can offer their patients. They have recommended that those who receive training do so through a certified course, such as the one created by Dr Howard Katz (AGD accredited), so that numerous patients can benefit from the Botulinum Toxin, otherwise known as Botox.
The key thing to remember is that dentists will never stop improving their training in their initial profession of dentistry: receiving Botox training will not make them forget how to clean up a tooth, or diagnose gum disease! This is just an addition to their treatment options, and it will mean for many people who want to have Botox treatment that they can go to someone that they trust.
Dentox is a training program that is starting to gain a huge amount of momentum, especially in the United States of America, but also in many other countries across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Created by Dr Howard Katz, the leading world expert in Botox training and certification (he is actually on the patent for Botulinum Toxins), the training course was created purposefully for dentists who want to increase the number of strings in their bows, and offer Botox treatments and dermal fillers to their patients, as well as bring in new patients into their dental practices. The question is, why should any dentist trust that Dr Howard Katz’ training program is sufficient for them to be able to move into a completely new area of medicine?
Well, Dr Howard Katz would probably argue that Botox is actually not a completely new area of medicine. It shares a huge amount of its knowledge base with dentistry, from the understanding of the different facial muscles, to how injections in and around the mouth should be performed, and the care and attention that needs to be paid to the patient through check ups. Mixing potentially harmful chemicals is not new for dentists, and so they would have no concern working with Botulinum Toxin-A (BTX-A), one of the variants of ‘Botox’ derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, one of the most deadly poisonous substances known to man. Dentists, like those who give Botox procedures, know that every single patient is going to be slightly different, and that there is never going to be a one size fits all approach. It is these similarities that Dr Howard Katz has built the Dentox training course on, building on the knowledge that dentists already have.
What is so impressive about the Dentox course is that it takes place in just one day – that’s right, just one day. There are even live patients that the trainees are able to practice on, giving them the chance to immediately put into practice the new techniques that they have learned, with Dr Howard Katz’ expert eye looking over them. This is why Dentox is becoming so popular, covering the usage and practice of Botox approved by the FDA, understanding the differences between different Botox variants such as Xeomin, Allergan, and Merz, and the uses of Botox for hypersalivation, parafunction, and many others.
The world of medicine is constantly advancing, constantly changing, constantly improving, which is something that we should all feel grateful for – but sometimes those advancements come as a bit of a surprise to us. For example, few of us could have predicted ten years ago that a change in the way that Botox is being taught and trained has meant that there are now thousands of dentists up and down the country who are now offering not just root canals and fillings, but also Botox and dermal fillers. Who could have predicted that change in medicine, even five years ago? But now that is a reality, and many people are more than a little surprised by it all.
It seems a little alien to go to a place where you have always received dental treatment for your teeth in order to have some of those wrinkles ironed out, but it is a choice that plenty of patients are making every day. When you think about it, there is a huge amount of sense in the decision. Dental practices are just as clean and hygienic as any hospital or other medical place where you would expect to receive treatment, and dentists have the same basic medical training as anyone else who administers Botox – at least, you would hope so! They also have a huge amount of experience with the facial area, and with needles and injections. Dentists know what the glabellar lines are, and what forehead rhytids mean. They don’t need a dictionary to understand lateral canthal lines, and perioral lines can be pointed out by them in their sleep. So why does it feel so strange to many us?
Dr Howard Katz believes that this will change very soon, as it becomes more and more common. His Dentox training program was created purposefully for dentists to train in Botox, and due to his efforts there are now many dentists with the Botox certification they need in order to be able to offer the treatments. He takes his dentist trainees through the differences between temporalis and masseter muscle hypertrophy and dentofacial aesthetics, exploring the use of Botox as for temporomandibular disorders, and can even solve bruxism (or teeth grinding), typically a dentist’s problem. Botox is the future, and Dentox is the training program that will bring it to dental practices up and down the country.
If you are a dentist who has been wondering whether or not this is the right time to diversify your skill set and include some Botox training into your repertoire, you have come to the right place. We know that Botox is not only a highly profitable area of expertise, but it can also dramatically improve the lives of many of your patients, which are usually the two reasons that dentists want to expand their training. Receiving training for Botox is simple enough, of course, but what you really want is to receive training that has been purposefully tailored for dentists: after all, there is plenty in the standard training that you have known for years, such as preparing injections, and the different muscle groups of the face. So how can you go about ensuring that you get the training that you need?
It’s called Dentox, and it is a training program that has been compiled by the world’s leading expert in Botox, Dr Howard Katz. He has spent the last forty years dedicated to the greater understanding of Botox and its administration to patients, and while doing that he has created the patents for the majority of the different tools and techniques that are used for patients. Dr Howard Katz understands that many dentists want to know about Botox, learn about it, and then offer it to their own patients, and he therefore created the Dentox program in order to give them all of the knowledge that they require.
Beyond the purely cosmetic approach that many patients will require, there are many FDA approved treatments that include Botox for various medical conditions, from overactive bladder, prophylaxis of headaches for chronic migraines, upper limb spasticity, and even strabismus, or a squint. By offering these treatments to your dental patients you may increase patient retention. If you are interested in Botox and you have a dental practice with all of the background that that implies, then you are the perfect candidate for Dentox training. You could soon be offering a whole new set of treatment options to your patients, with Botox along with cosmetic dentistry.
Ten years ago, if you had said to anyone that they would be able to walk into a dentist’s surgery and ask for a Botox injection, they would have said that you were completely mad. The medical profession, after all, likes to keep things separate, to specialize in different areas and then perfect those skills. How many heart surgeons do you see giving a psychiatric consult, or opticians helping with physio? And yet that is one of the latest trends that is now occurring within the dental profession: Botox training and certification so that they can offer their patients a whole new wealth of different treatment options when they come in for the toothache. The question that we should be asking ourselves is this: is it safe?
The last thing that any patient would want is a completely botched Botox job. We have all seen the images of the celebrities that have just gone too far with the Botox that they want, and have ended up horribly disfigured until the Botox administrator was able to put it right – if they were able to put it right. It’s understandable why anyone considering a Botox injection would want a ‘proper’ Botox certified person to do it, not just a dentist. After all, Botox is a neurotoxin that creates a temporary denervation of skeletal muscle, preventing the release of acetylcholine from nerve endings, causing flaccid paralysis. You don’t want to get that wrong! However, that is to misunderstand just how similar Botox injections and all other injections are for dentists. They are perfectly accustomed to giving facial injections to numb and change areas of the face, and so they already have plenty of the skills and techniques required to give Botox.
If anything, you could argue that dentists are the best people to offer Botox treatments! Dr Howard Katz certainly believes so, and as he was instrumental in the development of Botulinum Toxins for facial treatments (and is actually on the patent), he is certainly qualified to make that assertion.
There is a platelet rich plasma training course that is going to be visiting New York for the first time called Dentox, and has been created by Dr Howard Katz, a leading expert in the field of Botox and other cosmetic procedures. For most platelet rich plasma training New York is the preferred location as it is central and is home to so many of the best dental practices, but this course is different: entitled Dentox because it has been purposefully created for the training of dentists and other dental health professionals, it seeks to work from the knowledge that dentists already have, and build up knowledge in the area of platelet rich plasma so that they will be able to offer that treatment to their patients.
Platelet rich plasma was first developed in the 1970s as an experimental treatment initially, but soon found its way to being used in a variety of ways. At its most basic level, what occurs during platelet rich plasma treatment is blood is taken from a patient, and then treated so that it is further enriched with platelets, which are packed with a much higher concentration than normal of growth factors. It also increases the number of cytokines which have been medically proven to stimulate soft tissue growth, as well as support the growth of new cells. This mixture is then injected back into the same patient, which prevents the concern of host rejection, in a particular place in their body that requires the extra stimulation and support of growth.
The first time that platelet rich plasma was used as a treatment in order to help a patient was in Italy way back in 1987, during open heart surgery. It was able to stimulate healthy regrowth of nerves and tissue, which greatly helped the patient to recover from their intense surgery. Over time, of course, there have many other uses found for platelet rich plasma treatment, including more cosmetic procedures that are based on the face, particularly around the eyes and mouth. By injecting platelet rich plasma into these areas, the patient’s skin becomes plumper and healthier, lines and wrinkles are smoothed out, and natural healthy growth of cellulite (which gives that smooth and plush feeling to skin) is encouraged. Platelet rich plasma is such a safe treatment due to the use of the patient’s own blood, and there is no concern about injecting it back into them as the injection site is within the dermal skill layers.
The Dentox training day will offer dentists the chance to be able to offer this platelet rich plasma treatment to their patients in order to help them gain that cosmetic look that they are already working for with veneers, or braces, or teeth whitening. Dr Howard Katz will take all attendees through the proper procedures and potential problems that may occur during platelet rich plasma treatment, and there will even be live patients at the event that it will be possible for attendees to be able to practice on, making this a training day with a difference. So often a medical professional will attend a conference or training, learn how to do something completely new, and then go home, waiting days if not weeks to use those skills – which naturally have become slightly rusty.
Dentox will be coming to New York City for PRP training for one day only, and it will be fascinating to see whether or not platelet rich plasma becomes a standard treatment option that is offered to patients in many of the New York dental practices after this event.
For registration and course dates, see http://dentox.com/botox-training-new-york/