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.