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Cosmetic Dentistry Bloomington Indiana

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Conspiratory how our patients' experiences were at their time of visit helps us to learn where we demand to improve and where we are successful," said Dr. Ryan Tschetter, cosmetic dentist in Bloomington. Drs. Ryan Tschetter and Joshua Howder, Bloomington

The beauty found in facial injections: Expanding the skill set for dental hygienists

Facial injections have recently found a niche in the field of dentistry. Botulinum toxin type A and hyaluronic acid gel injections are an additional service dental offices are beginning to provide to their patients while in the dental chair. These agents can aid in the treatment of dental complications (e.g., temporomandibular joint disorder) or they may also be used for cosmetic purposes (e.g., the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles). The latter is what facial injections are most known for. Dental hygienists have the opportunity to become certified to administer facial injections, depending upon specific state regulations, to meet the cosmetic needs of the patient and to generate additional income for dental practices. Before becoming certified, hygienists must complete 12–18 months of additional schooling to become an LPN.

Drug overview

Botulinum toxin type A is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum . This drug works by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking the conduction of certain nerves.