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A 37-year-old member asked:

do i have to be md for performing smart lipo & laser teeth whitening?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dentistry 14 years experience
Yes: I can't speak for smart lipo but for "laser" teeth whitening you must have a dental license. Although lots of spas, salons and mall kiosks claim they are laser whitening they are really just shining a flashlight at some diluted teeth whitening get and legally they can't touch your mouth without a dental license.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 26 years experience
Smart lipo: Lipo is an invasive proceedure. Of course you have to be a doctor.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona commented
Dentistry 41 years experience
Laser teeth whitening is performed by direct supervision of a licensed Dentist.
Oct 8, 2012

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