Dentists and dental hygienists who have the necessary skills and training can administer botulinum toxin (Botox/Xeomin) and dermal fillers in Nevada. Specifically, hygienists can administer facial injectables to patients under the direct supervision of a Nevada licensed dentist with the same skills and training to administer them.
“The bottom line is that Botox and dermal fillers are allowed within the scope of dental practice for use by Nevada general dentists and dental hygienists in the oral and maxillofacial areas for aesthetic and therapeutic used with appropriate training,” said Dr. Louis Malcmacher, president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE).
While most states allow dentists to perform Botox and dermal fillers for all uses in the oral and maxillofacial areas, Nevada is the first state to allow hygienists to do so under direct dentist supervision.
“Now Botox and dermal fillers in Nevada is just like any area of dentistry and will be treated as such. Comprehensive training is essential for dentists and dental hygienists to be proficient in Botox and dermal filler procedures for aesthetic and therapeutic facial pain uses, which is what we teach in our courses and relates to 99% of these procedures does in the oral and maxillofacial areas.”
The AAFE is working with Nevada’s board to create the training curriculum for dental professionals to use facial injectables. It is offering live patient training courses January 28 to January 29 and February 25 to February 26 with Cornerstone Esthetics. Call (800) 952-0521 for more information.