Dentists Start to Get Piece of Botox Pie

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They say regular brushing, flossing and professional tooth cleaning can take years off your true age. So can BOTOX.

Now, the two go hand-in-hand at some dental offices in Minnesota, where at least a few general dentists are tapping into the two fastest-growing cosmetic treatments of the past decade by offering BOTOX and dermal filler treatments.

“As a dentist, I’m very well-trained in the musculature and anatomy of the face and I feel no other doctor can give an injection better than a qualified and experienced dentist,” said Dr. Michael Skadron, who began offering BOTOX and Juvederm treatments in January at his West River Dental Care in south Minneapolis. “It’s a marvelous fit.”

The economy has played a role, as well, he said, by bringing in customers who want to gain an edge. “I’ve had patients who are looking for a new career, so they want their teeth cleaned and their wrinkles removed.”

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