Dentists ‘competent’ with Botox
The number of cosmetic dentists who also offer Botox and other non-surgical treatments is increasing, according to reports.
According to the Daily Mail, the trend is "inevitable", as the mouth makes up so much of the facial structure people are bound to want to improve it and counteract the signs of ageing.
It also claims that despite some concerns, dentists are being adequately trained to carry out the procedures.
"Dentists are used to working with needles, injections, anaesthetics and so on," said David Bloom, president elect of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists.
"They have the skill, the dexterity and the knowledge of anatomy," he added.
Unlike some beauticians, dentists performing the facial rejuvenation procedures are covered under their indemnity insurance, reports the newspaper, suggesting this fact means insurers are happy their work is reliable.
Roughly one third of American men and women think looking youngerwill give them more personal happiness, claims research by the National Consumers League and Harris Interactive.
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