Arizona lawmakers consider allowing dentists to use fillers, Botox cosmetically

The Arizona Senate will consider a bill that would allow dentists to provide cosmetic fillers and Botox, allowing them to expand their scope amid lost revenue during COVID-19, tucson.com reported Jan. 19. 

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted without dissent in favor of Senate Bill 1074, which would allow dentists to provide those services for cosmetic reasons instead of just therapeutically. 

Kevin Ortale, DDS,  told lawmakers his business has declined by about 20 percent since the start of the pandemic, according to tucson.com.

"It hit our community,” Dr. Ortale said. "I have waited patiently to embark on this journey utilizing Botox and dermal fillers, hoping to expand and build back my vitality and production within my practice. My team, my peers, my patients and my hours of dedication are ready for this to pass."

The bill will go to the full Senate after legal review.

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