Botulinum Toxin Level I: The HOW and WHY to Incorporate it into your Dental Practice


This one-day course (8 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.

Hands-on Workshop

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.


  • 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

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


Meet our speaker

Tracy Shaw Blessing, DMD

Tracy Shaw Blessing, DMD is a cosmetic and restorative dentist at The Shaw Center for Dental Excellence in Miami Beach, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and then completed her dental training at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine followed by a general practice residency in New York City.

Dr. Blessing (Shaw) has always been passionate about facial aesthetics as shown by her work pioneering the incorporation of facial injectable treatments into the modern dental practice since 2010. She has mastered advanced injectable techniques and developed her own that she teaches across the country for the treatment of lip augmentation, facial muscular rebalancing, and the correction of gummy smiles. Dr. Blessing (Shaw) blends her cosmetic and reconstructive dental training with the use of facial injectable to offer patients a new concept of "Total Facial Aesthetics." An expert in the Art and Science of Injectables, the goal of treatment is always subtle but impactful facial rejuvenation to further enhance dental aesthetics.

“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.”


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

Registration Information


Dentist Regular:

Auxiliary with Dentist:


Contact Hours:
8 CEU (Participation)

AGD# 780

18 Participant Limit

Cancellation policy effective January 1, 2019


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