For the reasons above, we would advise members to proceed with caution until greater clarity is provided. We note that Federal ADA is giving its members precisely this same advice. Our aim is to keep members safe, not expose them to additional risk – especially if they would be unaware of that risk because of misinformation they have received from other sources. It would be irresponsible and inappropriate of DPL to give members any advice or encouragement that could potentially increase their risk of a regulatory or legal challenge.
DPL believes (and is on public record as stating) that dental healthcare professionals are better placed, in many respects, than many other potential providers to carry out non-surgical cosmetic treatments safely and successfully, not least because of their particular range of background knowledge and training, the standards of infection control and their ability to manage a medical emergency.
DPL members in other countries such the UK, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Singapore are able to request assistance from us in relation to such treatments. However the advice they receive is appropriate to the specific regulatory requirements of each country at that time.