We realise how valuable medical aesthetics can be for practitioners – and especially for dentists, botox and dermal filler training opens up a whole world of possibilities. It’s an an exciting area to work in, as well as a lucrative one! Allow us to explain…
Increase your revenue: With prices in the hundreds per session, imagine after five treatments how much extra you will earn! Treatments are quick to do, and you’d be surprised at how many of your existing patients could well be interested in consulting with you on aesthetic treatments alongside their usual checkups.
Flexibility and options for working: Aesthetics can be easily added to the services you already provide, and it offers opportunity to work full time or part time alongside your existing practice too.
Build on your existing knowledge of injectables and the face: As a dentist, you no doubt have excellent experience with needles, as well as a deep understanding of facial anatomy from spending your working life focused on the face. It’s like having a fast track to to success in medical aesthetics! Our head trainer is an aesthetic dentist himself – Dr. Kevin Kit (BDS).
Keep on learning: It's great to work in medical aesthetics, and very satisfying! There is always something new to learn, with new treatments and techniques constantly being developed.
Enhance your cosmetic dentistry patients further: Whether you’re combating signs of ageing or simply looking to beautify and build confidence in your patients, dentistry and facial aesthetics go hand-in-hand. Once you’re confident handling botulinum toxin, botox can even be used for its muscle relaxant properties in other dental procedures - it can even help those struggling to adapt to new dentures!
A straightforward path to setting up your aesthetic practice: Our foundation courses cover business and marketing aspects and after the course we will provide you with ongoing support for however long you need us. All of our courses at Practical Aesthetic Training are fully accredited by Cosmetic Insure and the other major medical aesthetic insurance companies, so it’s a breeze to get insured once you’ve passed.
How to train in facial aesthetics as a dentist
Whether you’re on our home turf here in Glasgow, or you’re from further afield in Scotland and beyond, Practical Aesthetic Training is the best training centre for you! As befitting the hands-on practical training our company is named for, you’ll get to practice on models in a real aesthetic clinic environment.
You’ll receive detailed pre-course reading ahead of your course, and a CPD certified certificate of completion once you finish, provided the tutor is happy with your standard.
To see our current Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler course dates, head over to our ‘Courses’ page. We can’t wait to facilitate your progression from trained dentist to aesthetic master!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a dental hygienist or therapist administer botulinum toxin injections?
With our training, it is possible! You need to make sure you have a dentist/doctor who is responsible for the prescription – the dental hygienist/therapist is then responsible for the treatment. We advise that you work hand-in-hand with your dentist. (Not literally!)
Should your dentist already be trained in administering botulinum?
Yes they should have undertaken training. Why not come on a course with the full dental team?
Can a dental hygienist/therapist use dermal fillers?
Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices so do not require a prescription. In order to inject dermal fillers, you should have undertaken training, be confident to have to skills to inject safely and competently, and have medical aesthetic insurance.
Where can I work doing facial aesthetics?
The easiest place is your dental surgery which, if it already sees NHS patients, should be already regulated by Health Improvement Scotland – HIS. Or, you can rent out a room in a clinic as long as it is registered with HIS. Please note from the 1st April 2017, only premises registered with Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) can offer treatments such as toxin and dermal fillers. Please see healthcareimprovementscotland.org