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NYSED Issues Guidance on Botox and Dermal Fillers

May 16, 2024

Per the notice below, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued guidance on dentists using Botox and other dermal fillers.

NYS Education Law does not specify modalities of practice and does not limit the practice of dentistry to any specific methods of treatment.  As a result, Education Law does not prohibit a NY State licensed dentist from using botulinum toxin type A or dermal fillers in the oral and maxillofacial area consistent with Section 6601, as long as it is related to restoring and maintaining dental health.  For example: a dentist who is completing orthognathic surgery to correct a jaw discrepancy, and wishes to do an allograft of the chin, or to administer filling materials such as Botox or Restylane, would be considered to be within the scope, if trained.  However, to administer these regimens as stand-alone procedures for esthetics or facial recontouring without parallel dental reconstructive work on either the teeth themselves or jaws is not within scope.