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Botox- A Dentist’s Advantage

Being a dentist is an overall satisfying and profitable profession. It gives you the chance to make a difference in someone’s quality of life in an unparalleled way. However, with the sheer number of dentists dotting the cities, it’s highly likely that your practice is in danger of becoming one in many. It’s not a pleasant prospect, but it is possible.

With a situation like this, here’s a huge, revolutionary sort of opportunity for all the dentists out there who are looking to improve their practice- Botox. Technically, this would include a lot of procedures that come under the header of ‘elective aesthetics’. Botox, dermal fillers, sclerotherapy, all these are procedures that, once upon a time, were carried out only by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Nowadays, registered nurses, physician assistants, gynecologists, chiropractors- practically anyone with a healthcare background can obtain a license and independently start providing Botox to their patients. This is where dentists come in.

The advantage that dentists have is that they are intimately acquainted with details of facial structure, as well as most cosmetic surgeons, even. Botox providers like nurses and assistants who get their licenses and give Botox to patients in clinical and nonclinical settings, are not even well informed about facial anatomy and physiology. They are simply trained to give Botox to patients in specific locations and by specific techniques. Dentists, on the other hand, use injections into facial structures on a fairly regular basis, and have a much better understanding of the facial anatomy and physiology. So not only are dentists much better qualified for dealing with Botox, it’s a much easier procedure for dentists to get the hang of too. Dentists are already experienced with injections in the oral and facial area, and both Botox and dermal fillers work on similar principles. In fact, much of a dentist’s daily work is a lot more invasive and deals with deeper structures than Botox involves, so it’s not a procedure that has a steep learning curve at all.

Botox is a hugely cost effective procedure. Once you’ve funded the initial set up, each patient requires only twenty to twenty five minutes of work, generally even less. So your patient traffic increases manifold, and patient satisfaction is maintained as well. Not to mention, once your patient base has been established for Botox in addition to your regular patients, the number of people who access you for Botox will increase steadily. And dermal fillers are equally simple to administer as well. The biggest plus is that these are procedures with very quick results, so if done correctly, patient satisfaction will skyrocket, and your ratings.

And the side effects are minimal. Adverse effects are next to none and except for a borderline risk of allergic reaction, it is completely safe to perform. Explaining the procedure to patients in detail and reassuring them goes a long way in prepping them. That reassurance is exactly why patients will approach their dentists with more confidence, and will keep coming back for the repeats and spread your name even more. It’s a money multiplier at barely any initial expenditure, easy to acquire experience, and with their pre existing training, dentists are imminently suited for administering Botox already!

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