Botox and dermal fillers: the key differences


If you are a dentist and you are considering going on Dr Howard Katz’ Dentox training course, then you may be wondering why there are two different sections for Botox and dermal fillers. Aren’t they the same? 


This is a common misconception amongst medical individuals who have not taken any training in this area before, and that some misconception is often found amongst prospective patients who are not entirely sure what it is that they want, procedure wise. That is why Dr Howard Katz has split the training in his course so that any dentist who wishes to be able to offer Botox and dermal fillers to their patients will be able to clearly explain the differences:

Botox – This chemical is injected into the body with needles in order to paralyze particular muscles in order to change the appearance of the skin above. Often this is done in the facial muscles and nerves to reduce wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet. Botox can also be used to relieve back pain, migraines, and over sweating.


Dermal fillers – These are slightly different, and they are literally chemicals that are placed underneath the skin in order to fill gaps where the skin is sagging or thin. There are many different kinds of dermal fillers, and they can be used around the face, inside the lips, and in other places to keep the look of plump and supple skin.


If this sounds like the sort of training that you would like to receive, so you can offer two more exciting treatment options to your patients when they come to you, then make sure that you sign up to the Los Angeles leg of the Dentox training program with Dr Howard Katz. It’s just one day, but it could be the day that changes your life – and your patient’s lives – forever.








Millennials and new ways of learning



It is always difficult to imagine how the next generation will live: what sort of food will they eat, how will they communicate across large distances, how will they dress? Although we can make some rather informed guesses about diet, music, and language, there are some areas that are completely unknown to us, and have come as complete surprises to us over time. For millennials, or those who have reached young adulthood around the turn of the millennium, it has been a constant surprise; their methods of learning, in particular, have even surprised the experts – and only a few of them are able to keep up.


One such expert is Dr Howard Katz, a world leading expert in dentistry who has spent the last forty years of his career working hard to ensure that any dentist who wishes to expand their skills into Botox and other dermal fillers has had the right training course. He calls it Dentox, and it has taken some of the key lessons that the millennials have taught us in order to ensure that anyone who takes it can really benefit from Dr Howard Katz’s teaching.

For example, the Dentox training course only takes place during one day: just twelve or so hours is enough to give dentists the skills and techniques that they require. The Dentox training program also includes live patients that delegates can practise their new skills on, enabling anyone who attends to have Dr Howard Katz’s expert eye over their shoulder as they start to use their new Botox and dermal filler skills for the first time. If this sounds like something that you could benefit from, grab a place at the New York Dentox training program and discover how millennial learning could really benefit you.  


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What to Expect from Wisdom Teeth Extraction Surgery

As you pull into the dentist office for your yearly checkup, you can’t help but realize you’re at

the age where your wisdom teeth may have started to come in. You may have already started

experiencing the slight discomforts associated with these pesky third molars as they grow into

the back of your mouth. If you are not a fan of dentists poking around at your teeth, you may be

nervous to schedule that appointment with the recommended surgeon. Don’t fret, the thought of

oral surgeon may seem daunting however, wisdom teeth extraction has become a simple and

effective process that can be tailored to your preference.


If you are amongst the group of people who are removing wisdom teeth for preventative

measures, you may have an option to which anesthetic you may use. The first option, one that

more oral surgeons are starting to lean towards, is the use of local anesthetics. The use of local

anesthetics is the same process your dentist uses for filling a cavity. After you are set up for the

procedure, the surgeon will numb the extraction sites then administer an injection that will block

the nerves from feeling the pain. The patient stays awake during this procedure and will only

experience the pressure of the removal process. The benefit using local anesthesia is the

mental recovery time, you will not be feeling groggy or foggy after the procedure.


The secondary type of procedure that can be done for your extraction is the use of a sedation

anesthetic combined with the local, numbing anesthetic. Your oral surgeon will administer this

sedative through an intravenus (IV) in your arm. This process subdues conscious thinking

leaving you with the faint memory of having your wisdom teeth extracted and feeling no pain.

Talk to your oral surgeon if you prefer this type of surgery and discuss your options. This

procedure does eliminate the discomfort but will leave you groggy after the process. You will

wake up in the recovery room and will have to have a friend or family member drive you home.

The last type of anesthesia that can be used for wisdom tooth extraction is similar to what a

surgeon would use for any surgery, general anesthesia. This process may be used for extreme

cases of wisdom teeth impaction. General anesthesia can be administered through IV and/or

inhalation. Under this type of anesthesia, you will be completely “knocked out” feeling no pain

and having no recollection of the procedure. This type of procedure will cost you more because

of the medical attention needed to assist you through the process. Drawbacks would be

consistent with all the possible mishaps that can happen during a surgery. Similar to sedation

anesthetics, you will spend time in the recovery room and need to be checked out by friend or

family member.


While you are under any of these anesthetics you may be wondering (or dreaming) about what

is going on inside your mouth. After you are numbed and ready to go, your oral surgeon begins

by creating an incision at the extraction site exposing the impacted wisdom tooth. Your surgeon

will remove any bone covering the tooth and the root then proceed to extract the entire tooth.

After cleaning out the extraction sites and sewing up the holes, you’ll be cushioned with gauze

pads and there you have it! Now off to recovery you go with copious amounts of pudding and

ice cream in your near future.


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Dental Spas Are Laying Your Anxieties To Rest

There is a lady relaxing in a luxurious recliner, listening to soothing music while breathing in the calming aroma of lavender. Where is she? I bet “her dentist’s office” wasn’t your first guess.  That is exactly where she is!


More and more dental offices are offering spa services along with their standard dental ones. While this may seem a little far-fetched at first, traditional spas are designed to make you look and feel better. Sometimes teeth whitening is one of the items on the spa menu, so why not a dentist offering other services to make their patients look and feel better?


Dental anxiety is very common and for years dentists have been trying to come up with ways to put their patients at ease when during appointments. Dentists have opted for more neutral and calming decors in an attempt to ease patient dental anxiety. Now they’re stepping up their game.


Many offices now offer aromatherapy and calming, soothing music for their patients’ enjoyment. Wifi services or movies may also be available to help the patient more easily pass the time as they wait. Comfy blankets and pillows along with juice bars and cappuccinos could also be offered amenities. Others may provide reflexology or hand massages and paraffin waxes. How many services and what types of services are offered would be something that will depend on the individual dentist offices. 

You may even find facials or full body massages on the services menu, because the lines are starting to blur between a traditional spa and medical clinics and offices. Dental spas are aimed at relaxing the patient and providing a pleasant experience.


While most of this is all done for the comfort of the patient, there are some medical benefits as well. Dentists feel that a relaxed patient is a safer patient. They are easier to work on and pose less risk of injury.  The American Dental Association actually advocates relaxation techniques for stressed patients or those with heart conditions.


When you are searching for a dental office that provides spa services one of the most important features you will need to assess is the staff. It does not matter how much aromatherapy or reflexology services an office offers, if you do not have a good relationship with the staff, the rest will not matter. At the heart of every office is the front desk and support staff. Their primary concern should be the patient, if it isn’t you will need to keep searching.

The dentists should make you feel welcomed and place your needs first. The human interactions are more valuable than all the perks and lattes in the world.



Do your research and find a San Diego dentist who offers the spa services you are looking for and the staff that meets your needs.

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