6675df58b02e150e4d58cdb2 Neurotoxin With Katie Barrer

Neurotoxin and derma fillers and your patients

May 30, 2024
This treatment modality has helped many of Katie Barrer's patients during the last year. She's hoping more states will allow RDHs to incorporate it into their practices soon.
Jackie Sanders, MBA, RDH, Chief editor, RDH magazine

During the last year Katie Barrer has added derma fillers and neurotoxin into her dental hygiene practice, a hot topic in dental hygiene world. She, like many hygienists, has had patients who suffer from sleep bruxism. This treatment can help relieve their pain and can help preserve their overall tooth health.

It is currently legal in three states for dental hygienists to incorporate this treatment modality in their practices. In her practice, Katie recalls a recent patient who was in a great deal of pain and nothing had worked for her. After treatment in Katie's chair, she said the woman reported relief within two weeks.

Listen to our conversation to learn more. And remember that even if you're in a state that doesn't allow you to offer this treatment to your patients, you can still share information with them about what's available.

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About the Author

Katie Barrer, RDH

Katie Barrer, RDH, is a certified esthetic injector. She elevates her traditional hygiene skills by integrating Botox and dermal filler into her practice, viewing them as essential components to enhance patients' self-assurance and improve their overall dental health and function. She is a faculty member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and looks forward to contributing to the evolution of dental hygiene by educating other hygienists and health-care professionals. Follow her on instagram @theRDHinjector or email [email protected].

About the Author

Jackie Sanders, MBA, RDH | Chief editor, RDH magazine

Jackie Sanders, MBA, RDH, has over four decades of continual career development and experience in dentistry. As the chief editor of RDH magazine, she strives to remain a proactive personality in the continual advancement of the profession. She has been defined as a motivated trendsetter and dependable colleague and is inspired by her true passion of helping others to achieve their personal goals. 

Updated February 28, 2022