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18VAC60-21-55 Training requirements for administration of botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic purposes

A. A dentist may possess and administer botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic purposes provided that the dentist has completed 12 hours of training in the subjects listed in subsection C of this section. Training must include a minimum of four hours of clinical, in-person training on at least two live patients, which shall include patient follow-up post-procedure. Eight of the 12 hours of training may be didactic and may be obtained online or in person.

B. To satisfy the requirements of this section, training must be provided by a dental program or advanced dental education program accredited by CODA, the ADA or its constituent or branch associations, or the Academy of General Dentistry.

C. Training to possess and administer botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic purposes shall include the following subjects:

1. Assessing patients for use of botulinum toxin injections;

2. Screening of patient expectations and psychological motivations;

3. Diagnosis, planning, and treatment;

4. Informed consent, including off-label use of botulinum toxins;

5. Anatomy and neurophysiology of the head and neck;

6. Indications and contraindications for the use of botulinum toxin injections, including off-label and approved product uses;

7. Pharmacology of neurotoxins and botulinum toxins;

8. Safety and risks associated with use of botulinum toxins, including the recognition and management of adverse reactions and complications;

9. Preparation and administration of botulinum toxins; and

10. Evaluation of patient outcomes.

18VAC60-21-350 Certification to perform cosmetic procedures; applicability

A. In order for an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to perform aesthetic or cosmetic procedures, he the oral and maxillofacial surgeon shall be certified by the board pursuant to § 54.1-2709.1 of the Code of Virginia. Such certification shall only entitle the licensee to perform procedures above the clavicle or within the head and neck region of the body.

B. Based on the applicant's education, training, and experience, certification may be granted to perform the following procedures for cosmetic treatment:

1. Rhinoplasty and other treatment of the nose;

2. Blepharoplasty and other treatment of the eyelid;

3. Rhytidectomy and other treatment of facial skin wrinkles and sagging;

4. Submental liposuction and other procedures to remove fat;

5. Laser resurfacing or dermabrasion and other procedures to remove facial skin irregularities;

6. Browlift (either open or endoscopic technique) and other procedures to remove furrows and sagging skin on the upper eyelid or forehead;

7. Platysmal muscle plication and other procedures to correct the angle between the chin and neck;

8. Otoplasty and other procedures to change the appearance of the ear; and

9. Application of injectable medication or material for the purpose of treating extra-oral cosmetic conditions. Administration of dermal filler.