As a trained and qualified dentist, facial aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox may not seem like a logical addition to your practice’s services. However, here at the Derma Institute we’re seeing an increasing number of dentist — along with dental therapists and dental hygienists — attending aesthetic medicine training courses delivered by our highly experienced aesthetic practitioners. Facial aesthetics is fast becoming the natural next step for talented dentists wishing to expand their knowledge, diversify their career, and boost their client base. Here are 5 reasons why:
1. Prior Experience & Understanding
Dental training is built upon a strong foundation of oral and maxillofacial biological learning, with dentists being required to have a comprehensive understanding of these particular parts of the face in order to develop their medical technique within the mouth. With a prior understanding of these facial regions, trained dentists already have the base skills needed to develop their understanding of the facial structure and skin, making them prime candidates for further training in facial aesthetic procedures.
2. Improved Cosmetic Dentistry Outcomes
For dentists that are already offering a selection of cosmetic dentistry procedures at their practice, a firm understanding of facial aesthetics can play a significant role in the outcome of these treatments. In many cases, cosmetic dentistry is just one part of a two-part puzzle, with the possibility to enhance the appearance of the results through additional, non-surgical procedures to the surrounding areas of the face. Cosmetic dentistry results can be improved through smoothing, balancing, and plumping the skin.
3. Approval to Prescribe
At the Derma Institute, our facial aesthetic training courses are designed for both prescribing and non-prescribing individuals. However, as the botulinum toxin is currently a prescription-only medicine, non-prescribing professionals must administer Botox under the supervision of a doctor or dentist. Prescribing dentists, however, have the certification required to order, handle, and administer Botox without the need for additional approval, making facial aesthetic medicine a natural next step for dentists.
4. Growing Demand for Trained Practitioners
The aesthetic medicine industry is at a turning point. At a time when procedures such as dermal fillers and Botox are becoming increasingly common, more light is being shone on the types of practitioners operating within the field. The sector has become known for its ‘cowboys’; poorly-trained practitioners offering low cost, low quality treatments that are putting patients at risk. There is more demand than ever before for skilled, experienced, and highly trained practitioners that are able to deliver top results.
5. Additional Income
Diversification of services is cited as one of the most lucrative methods to boost the income of medical professionals such as dentists, particularly those that are limited in their earning potential through NHS regulations. Training in an associated field such as facial aesthetics provides dentists with more options and greater control over their income. With a qualification to administer Botox and dermal fillers, dentists have the opportunity to expand their practice, grow their client base, and ultimately earn more.
Learn More at the Derma Institute
At the Derma Institute, we welcome trained dentists, as well as dental hygienists and dental therapists, to our facial aesthetic courses. Offering Level 7 qualifications in dermal fillers and Botox, our courses are delivered by the very best in medical aesthetics, ensuring you have everything you need to take your career in the right direction. To learn more about the courses on offer, get in touch with us today.