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Non-surgical cosmetic treatments and the use of botulinum toxin

Frequently asked questions 

26 April 2016
Latest review

Further to the removal of the interim policy on the use of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers in November 2014, on 11 December 2015, the Dental Board released a facsheet entitled The use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers by dentists to explain what they expect of dentists when using botulinum toxin and dermal fillers in their practice. 
  • Does the new Dental Board factsheet: The use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers by dentists, now give me a green light to provide a full range of cosmetic and therapeutic botulinum and dermal filler treatment to the head and neck?

  • What does the Board consider to be the 'Practice of Dentistry'?

  • Does this mean we can treat crow’s feet around the eyes, and frown lines in the forehead, face or glabella region?

  • What is DPL doing to clarify this position?

  • Will I be indemnified to carry out such treatments?

  • Why is DPL not simply giving the green light when my colleagues say that I can do all treatments I have trained for?

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DPL Australia Pty Ltd (“DPLA”) is registered in Australia with ABN 24 092 695 933. Dental Protection Limited (“DPL”) is registered in England (No. 2374160) and along with DPLA is part of the Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) group of companies. MPS is registered in England (No. 36142). Both DPL and MPS have their registered office at Level 19, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. DPL serves and supports the dental members of MPS. All the benefits of MPS membership are discretionary, as set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. “Dental Protection member” in Australia means a non-indemnity dental member of MPS. Dental Protection members may hold membership independently or in conjunction with membership of the Australian Dental Association (W.A. Branch) Inc. (“ADA WA”).

Dental Protection members who hold membership independently need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (“MDA”), ABN 56 058 271 417, AFS Licence No. 238073. DPLA is a Corporate Authorised Representative of MDA with CAR No. 326134. For such Dental Protection members, by agreement with MDA, DPLA provides point-of-contact member services, case management and colleague-to-colleague support.

Dental Protection members who are also ADA WA members need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA, which is available in accordance with the provisions of ADA WA membership.

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