Injectable cosmetics such as Botox® (botulinum toxin) and dermal fillers are becoming more popular and increasing numbers of dentists are offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments to their patients. However, the administration of Botox® is not yet the practice of dentistry, so does not appear in the GDC’s Scope of Practice document.
Botox® is a prescription-only medicine (POM) and must be prescribed by a registered doctor or dentist who has completed a full assessment of the patient.
Key learning points
This advice describes what you need to consider if you wish to offer your patients non-surgical cosmetic treatments and will help you to:
- Understand your duty of care responsibilities and the training requirements
- Be aware of the recommended competencies for each procedure
- Work within your prescribing limitations.