Botulinum Toxin: The HOW & WHY to Incorporate it into Your Dental Practice

Course Description

This day and a half course (12 Contact hours) will provide an introduction to Botulinum Toxin Type A, focusing on both the cosmetic and therapeutic uses to provide comprehensive patient care and “Total Facial Aesthetics” in your dental practice.

The presentation will include a review of pertinent facial anatomy, muscle physiology and Botulinum Toxin’s mechanism of action. The seven most popular areas of treatment will be explained and demonstrated.  The integration of Botulinum Toxin in a dental environment will be discussed, from the patient consultation to the evaluation and diagnosis and finally to the treatment with before and after case presentations.

Detailed information will be provided concerning the safety and risk concerns when using Botulinum Toxin, along with the management and treatment of complications, dilution protocols, sterile injection techniques and proper placement for desired outcomes. The potential for practice growth and profitability will be explored, as well as implementation with staff training and incorporation into treatment plans.

In the hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to diagnose, map and treat a model patient with one-on-one mentored instruction. Upon completion of the program, you will have the confidence and skills to begin implementing Botulinum Toxin treatments into your dental practice.

(NOTE: Participant to provide their own patient for injection lab on Saturday)

Course Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of adding Botulinum Toxin to your practice
  • Review current trends in the cosmetic industry
  • Define “Total Facial Aesthetics” concept
  • Understand patient assessment and consultation for Botulinum Toxin treatments
  • In-depth review of facial anatomy and muscle action to ensure treatments are safe and effective
  • Learn proper sterile techniques for storage, preparation, dilution and injection of Botulinum Toxin
  • Learn predictable injection patterns to treat frown lines, forehead lines, Crow’s feet, “gummy smile”, and create a “brow lift”
  • Learn therapeutic treatment for bruxism to relieve TMJ syndrome
  • Understand how to incorporate various treatments to optimize dental treatment plans


  • Prior to the course, the participant must submit a copy of completed UF HIPAA and Confidentiality Statement
  • Participant must supply their own patient for the Saturday hands-on lab (light continental breakfast provided)
    • Prior to the course, the PATIENT must complete and submit a copy of an Authorization Form


  • Tracy Shaw Blessing, DMD
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”

Continuing Education Units

12 Contact Hours (Participation)
AGD# 780


University of Florida
1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610



  • Dentist Fee: $1,979 (Early Bird) / $2,179 (Regular Fee)
  • Friday: 8AM – 4PM
  • Saturday: 8AM – 1PM
  • NOTE: Participant to provide their own patient for the Saturday injection lab
  • Networking Lunch on Friday


Dates Location Course # AGD
October 1-2, 2021 Gainesville, FL 220207 780

Cancellation policy effective January 1, 2019


Continuing Dental Education at UFCD wishes to express its appreciation to Allergan for unrestricted educational grants, which helped to make this course possible.