Tennessee Office of Attorney General approves use of Botox injections and dermal fillers by general dentists

The State of Tennessee Office of the Attorney General recently approved the use of Botox injections, other FDA-approved neurotoxins, and dermal fillers into a patient’s oral cavity, maxillofacial area, and/or adjacent and associated structures by a general dentist who is properly trained, whether for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.

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Growing use of Botox injections and dermal fillers for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes is on the rise. Late last summer, Washington state dentists joined the vast majority of dental professionals able to provide Botox and dermal fillers for dental esthetic and therapeutic uses with the proper training. Now, as of April 24, 2014, the State of Tennessee Office of the Attorney General has approved the use of Botox injections, other neurotoxins approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and dermal fillers into a patient’s oral cavity, maxillofacial area, and/or adjacent and associated structures by a general dentist who is properly trained, whether for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.

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Check with your state dental board on a state-by-state basis to find out where your state stands on this issue.

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