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How do Dentists Feel About Doing Botox?

Posted Mar 24 2009 3:22pm 1 Comment

A recent survey of 126 dentists found that dentists are divided about whether they should be offering Botox injections as part of their services.

Only sixteen percent of the dentists surveyed currently offer the procedure. But many more would if the procedure was allowed in their jurisdictions.

The study found that dentists who specialize are much less likely to offer Botox than dentists who are GP's.

Interestingly, over three times as many male dentists as female dentists responding to this survey offer Botox - 20% of men, compared to only 6% of women.

Here are some of the comments by the dentists;

Botox is not for dentists

"I think we are too busy to take on the additional liability of these procedures." (New Jersey dentist)

"I'm a dentist - not a plastic surgeon." (Virginia dentist)

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If your dentist claims to be a "cosmetic dentist" and can't see past your teeth, it's time for a change. I'm a dentist (30+ years) and I believe that a great smile starts with the teeth but, certainly doesn't end there.  I think it's a great service when your dentist can offer to complement your smile with facial enhancements. A truly complete smile makeover should include dermal fillers and Botox. Shame on the Virginia dentist. Does he also not worry about your health because he isn't an internist?  Florida dentist
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