It’s no secret that makeup is a hugely popular consumer item in the world today.
It’s one of the most recognizable and sought-after commodities on earth.
But what is the beauty industry’s stance on the trend?
Is it ready to embrace the cosmetic dental industry?
Let’s take a look.
The Cosmetics Industry: The Industry’s Perspective on Cosmetic DentistryIs the cosmetic dentist industry ready for the popularity of makeup?
The answer to this question is definitely “no.”
However, it does offer some perspective.
According to the Cosmetics Institute, a cosmetic dentist’s job is to provide quality services to patients through education, consultation, and research.
“The cosmetic dentist is the most important human resource in the healthcare system.
He/she provides care to patients with special needs,” the institute said in its report.
The cosmetic dentist works alongside his/her patients, ensuring the best dental care possible, according to the report.
According a 2015 survey conducted by the American Association of Cosmetic Dentists, the cosmetic industry is worth $1.5 trillion dollars.
According to the Institute, the average salary for a cosmetic dentist in 2016 was $61,734, according a 2017 Forbes magazine article.
In the United States, this amount represents about $40,000 for a full-time cosmetic dentist.
The Cosmetic Dentist’s PerspectiveOn Cosmetic DentitionThe cosmetic dentists industry is still a relatively new one.
“For most cosmetic dentarians, they only have a few years of experience, which is a significant disadvantage,” says Joanne Anderman, a senior vice president of the Cosmetic Dentism Association.
“When we first started out, we had to have a special training to get a license.
We had to do it at the University of Miami,” she adds.
“Now, we don’t need a license, we can get it by just signing up for an online course.”
Andermann says that cosmetic dentisting can now get their license within a matter of months, and they can apply for it on their own.
Anderman says cosmetic dentying is now on the rise in the U.S., and it’s one that the industry is taking full advantage of.
“With this growing demand for cosmetic dentition, the profession has been able to expand its workforce and the industry has also seen a decrease in patient waiting times,” Andermans said.
“We are seeing cosmetic dentistas working in a variety of different areas, including pediatrics, general surgery, cosmetic dentures, and dental implants.”
According to Andermants website, the Cosmetic Association of America (CAA), the cosmetic profession’s trade group, believes that cosmetic dentist licensing is on the upswing.
CAA recently launched a new website dedicated to educating cosmetic dentisians about cosmetic dentitions and their responsibilities.
The website also includes a training video, which explains the basics of cosmetic dentism and what you need to know to get licensed.
Aberman says that she and her colleagues have also received positive feedback from patients.
“I’ve had many patients who have been extremely impressed with the way we’re teaching cosmetic dentiology,” Aderman said.
Andermen says that the cosmetic world has embraced cosmetic dentontists, and she hopes that this trend will continue.
“It’s a trend that we want to continue, and that’s why we’re doing this training,” she added.
“This is really an opportunity for us to educate people about cosmetic dental, so they’re not just getting an education in the school, they’re learning how to care for themselves,” Averman said, adding that cosmetic dental can be a life-saving option.
According the Cosmetic Foundation of the United Kingdom, the U of T and the University at Buffalo are the only universities in the country with cosmetic dentarian programs.
In 2016, the group partnered with the Cosmetic Institute of America to create a guide for cosmetic dentist students and faculty.
The guide includes advice on how to get certified, and the organization also recommends that cosmetic patients make sure they’re taking their vitamins and minerals daily.
“It’s something that cosmetic and dentistry students are really keen on, because we’ve been looking for more ways to get people into cosmetic dentology,” Atermans said, emphasizing the importance of keeping dental health in mind.
“So we’re very keen on educating people about dental health, and we’re also working very hard on making sure cosmetic dentians are trained in this.”