Botox and dermal fillers have made a huge impact in the elective esthetic field. By far, these are the two fastest growing cosmetic treatments, especially over the last seven to eight years. The dollar amount spent on Botox and dermal fillers far exceeds the combined dollars spent for breast implants and liposuction. I hope through this article to show you that there is a definite place in the dental practice for both Botox and dermal fillers therapy and why dentists should be joining other health care practitioners who deliver these services. In truth, dentists are the primary health care practitioners who should be delivering these procedures to patients.

There is no question that this article will be controversial, but bear with me as you read through this and you will see a very strong case can be made for dentists’ involvement with Botox and dermal filler therapy. I have found now, after speaking to dentists in Bucks County, i through my lectures about these procedures, that we as a dental industry are pretty much ignorant of what these therapies even are, how they are delivered, what the science is behind them, and what they can accomplish for our patients. A little bit of knowledge provided by this article will go a long way in helping you understand about the clinical and practice management advantages to integrating these therapies into your office.


The first question everybody asks is, “Don’t Botox and dermal fillers procedures belong in a specialist office, like a plastic surgeon or dermatologist office?” Dermatologists and plastic surgeons were the first healthcare providers to train and integrate these therapies into their offices but that does not make these “specialty” procedures by any means.
At this point in time, these procedures are delivered to patients by other physicians including OB/GYN’s, ophthalmologists, internists, registered nurses, physicians’ assistants, medical estheticians (who may or may not be medical personnel), and even podiatrists! As you will soon see, I would submit that dentists are the true specialists in the area of the face, much more so than these other healthcare personnel.

In many times states, a registered nurse or physicians’ assistants can have an independent practice outside of the physicians’ office and perform Botox and dermal fillers.  Even within dermatology and plastic surgery offices, registered nurses and physicians’ assistants are the primary providers of Botox and dermal fillers. Many nurses that I have spoken to have told me that their training was completely on the job with absolutely no additional training in facial anatomy, physiology, pharmacology of the products, and adverse affects. They just learned where to place these materials by watching and learning.

Here is where I want to make a strong point. We, as dentists, really have to start standing up for ourselves and realize how advanced our training has been in the oral and maxillofacial areas (that means the face from chin to forehead) than just about any other healthcare professional who is now allowed to deliver Botox and dermal fillers to patients. Dentists often challenge me that these procedures are best left to physicians. The question that you really have to ask yourself is, “Why?” An ophthalmologist, general plastic surgeon, dermatologist, OB/GYN, most other MD’s, nurses, and physician assistants do not even come close to knowing the facial, oral and perioral areas compared to a general dentist. Dentists in Southampton Pa are much more familiar with how to take care of complications in these facial areas than these healthcare providers. Yet, all of these healthcare providers are allowed to deliver Botox and dermal fillers and in some states dentists are excluded from doing so. Dentists do many more invasive procedures in the facial areas than all of these physicians and personnel combined. The facial, peri-oral, and oral areas are where we live every single day!

I completely understand that the thought of Botox and dermal fillers by dentists is foreign to our dental mindset simply because we have never been involved in these areas before. You may also remember there was a time when implants were foreign to dentistry, with many dentists saying we should not get involved because that would change our mindset of trying to save teeth. When teeth whitening was first introduced into the dental market, many dentists called it malpractice. It is time to really start learning about how Botox and dermal fillers can help us in dentistry.

Concluding, that if you want an experienced practitioner in facial aesthetics, a dentist in Southampton PA providing Botox and dermal fillers is exceptionally qualified. Bucks County dentist Dr James Rhode can answer your facial cosmetics answers




Dentist Reviews

Dentist Reviews


Americans love to share information and we also enjoy finding the best recommendations and experiences of others so that we can enjoy the most satisfying experiences for ourselves. Whether it is the choice of which restaurant to dine in or which movie to see, we find ourselves searching the reviews left by others to help us in our decision making process.

The information sharing is a vital point when it comes to narrowing our choices for healthcare providers also. The process of reading through previous patient comments helps us to better understand the patient's perspective and the relationship with the provider. We have learned that experience really is the best teacher.

Locating a dentist office in Philadelphia that offers painless dentistry in a comfortable setting can be a daunting task. With so many cosmetic dentist options available there is a way to narrow down your decision making and choose the best cosmetic dentist by relying upon the recommendations of other satisfied patients.

There are nearly 200 dentist reviews from patients of James Rhode DDS that speak about his professionalism, caring and compassion as well as his painless dentistry. James Rhode DDS has won the trust and admiration of his patients by providing five-star service and the reviews are testimony to his ability to maintain consistent care. One patient even describes the experience with these words, "Exceeds expectations every time!"

Call the office of James Rhode DDS at 215-396-9515 to find out for yourself why his patients consider him to be one of the best dentists in Bucks County. You can also schedule an appointment on his website at: His office is open for your convenience: Monday 9am - 7pm, Tuesday 8am - 2pm, Wednesday 9am - 7pm, Friday 8am - 2pm and Saturdays 9am - 2pm. You can also follow James Rhode DDS on Facebook and visit his website for the latest specials and refer-a-friend bonuses.

Whether you are searching for a dentist office in the Philadelphia area or narrowing your search of the dentists in Bucks County, look to the office of James Rhode DDS as so many others have. Reading through the dentist reviews will reveal the compassionate dentistry that many have come to know and trust in James Rhode DDS and his staff.

Dentists in Bucks County

Dentists in Bucks County


Sometimes we are bombarded with too many choices and the decision making can be overwhelming. Many of us are familiar with the adage that “more is less” which implies that too many choices often result in too many decisions. We have to begin a process of elimination to narrow down our choices and that often takes a great deal of time and effort. In the end, more becomes less because it can take too much of our time just trying to make the best decision.

This can be especially true with all of the dentists in Bucks County. So how does a person determine the best dental office in Bucks County? There are several clues that will lead you in the right direction and one of them is the longevity of the dental practice. The best dental office in Bucks County will have stood the test of time and have the praises of his patients as a testimonial.

James Rhode DDS is one of the few dentists in Bucks County that has been providing cosmetic dental services for over 30 years. Many of his patients will testify to the comfort, ease and painless dentistry that he has provided through the years. Family members have returned to his practice with their own families and the legacy continues. You can witness their satisfaction in the smiles on display in the Smile Gallery section of James Rhode DDS website.

Call the office of James Rhode DDS at 215-396-9515 to find out for yourself why his patients consider him the Best Bucks County Cosmetic Dentist or you can also schedule an appointment on his website at: His office is open for your convenience: Monday 9am - 7pm, Tuesday 8am - 2pm, Wednesday 9am - 7pm, Friday 8am - 2pm and Saturdays 9am - 2pm. You can also follow James Rhode DDS on Facebook and visit his website for the latest specials and refer-a-friend bonuses.

If you have been searching for a dentist who cares about your comfort, then do not waste another moment of your precious time. One glance at the Smile Gallery will prove that you can have the smile of your dreams, too.