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Botulinum toxin injections in general dentistry

Published on Apr 7, 2023

SB1539 was passed and will be effective July 1, 2023. However, the bill requires that the Board of Dentistry create regulations, prior to a General Dentist administering botulinum toxin injections cosmetically. Therefore, a dentist cannot administer botulinum toxin injections cosmetically until the Board creates regulations. The Board will convene a regulatory advisory panel over the next year, which may meet a few times prior to presenting to the Board for approval of final draft regulations. Please see the regulatory process in Virginia, here. Please note that the Regulatory Process can take a minimum of 18 months to several years to approve and the Board has no control over that part of the process. Also, this bill is only for botulinum toxin injections and does not include other cosmetic injectable medication or material (e.g., cosmetic fillers).

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Jamie C. Sacksteder, Executive Director
Margaret F. Lemaster, RDH, Board President