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Article: Volume 49 Number 4 Page 283 - April 2022

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Guest Editorial:  Are Dermal Fillers Dentistry?

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Abstract: Recent social media influence has set up a world of aesthetic idealism, whereby rises in demand for non-surgical cosmetic treatment to cater for the unrealistic desire of ‘perfection’ has meant that the aesthetics industry has been expanding and has gained interest among dental practitioners and members of the dental team. This guest editorial discusses the medico-legal and regulatory status of facial aesthetics and the various complications involved in using such techniques in the dental environment.

Clinical relevance: To allow dental team members to make informed decisions when considering introducing facial aesthetics as a component of their practice.

Author notes: Kouthar Salih, Current Year 4 BDS student; Ewen McColl, BSc(Hons), BDS, MFDS, FDS RCPS, MCGDent, MRD RCS Ed, MClinDent, FDS RCS(Rest Dent), FHEA, FDTF(Ed), Director of Clinical Dentistry; Peninsula Dental School, University of Plymouth. email: ewen.mccoll@plymouth.ac.uk