Can a Dentist Administer Botox?

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Can a Dentist inject Botox?

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Yes. Anybody can do anything they can get their hands on. Then again, I don't pull teeth, and in my opinion, injecting Botox constitutes the practice of medicine! Why do that when there are many qualified physicians in appropriate subspecialties who can help you? Also, I doubt their malpractice would cover them, and if something went terribly wrong, your damages could exceed their assets.

Austin Dermatologist

Check with your State Board of Dental Examiners

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Dear Dianne

I have seen course offered that are direct toward dentists. We are talking here about general dentists and not maxillofacial surgeons who are dentists who have gone on to do an extended residency training program in facial surgery. Many maxillofacial surgeons also have medical degrees. These individuals are well qualified to inject BOTOX. No, we are referring to people who have finished a 4 year degree in general dentistry and are out giving BOTOX injections.

Now even if your state allows this, I think you should ask yourself if there are not better qualified injectors in your community. The best choices will be core physicians from the specialties of general plastic surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, and otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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