The world of Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures, M.I.C.P.’s, such as Botulinum A (Botox) and fillers has become a part of today’s Dentistry. Dentist’s knowledge of facial anatomy, dental occlusion, diagnosis and treatment planning provide an opportunity to add in the development of this growing field. Botulinum A is employed by Dentists to alleviate discomfort caused by Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). Gummy smiles, which would otherwise require surgical intervention, can be treated with Botulinum A. Angles classification of occlusion can give insight to the differences in faces and how they will age. Developing a treatment plan for not only the current face but the future face requires a level of diagnosing and treatment planning that Dentists practice on a daily basis.
One of the world leaders and true innovators in lip augmentation is a Dentist, Dr. Robert Gordon. Dr. Gordon has written the irst book on lip augmentation “Vermillion Dollar Lips”. Dr. Gordon wrote his second book “Cupid’s Bow” geared towards the general public to share his knowledge pertaining to lip augmentation. Dr. Gordon is the author of two recent books that specialize in the art and science of lip augmentation. In addition Dr. Gordon has written numerous peer review and articles on facial esthetics. He specializes in Ortho-Facial Esthetics, which is the study of ideal facial esthetic corrections.