Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Level One Botulinum Toxin: How and Why to Incorporate it into Your Dental Practice

Course Code: W22
Speaker: Dr. Tracy Blessing, DMD
CE Hours: 8.00
Start: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 8:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 














This workshop will introduce botulinum toxin type A and focus on the cosmetic and therapeutic uses to provide comprehensive patient care and total facial aesthetics in the dental practice. The workshop will include a review of pertinent facial anatomy and muscle physiology, as well as botulinum toxin’s mechanism of action. Specific 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. During the workshop, attendees will gain valuable insight about on how to incorporate botulinum toxin into their dental practice. The potential for practice growth and profitability will be explored, as well as implementation with staff training and incorporation into treatment plans.

In the afternoon hands-on portion of the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to diagnose, map and treat a model patient with one-on-one mentored instruction. Upon completion of the full-day workshop, attendees will have the confidence and skills to implement botulinum toxin treatments into their dental practice. A one-hour lunch break will be provided during this course. Attendance is limited to 20. *Paid team member learning is a co-learning experience with a paid doctor attendee.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • discover the benefits of adding botulinum toxin to your dental practice.
  • explore current trends in the cosmetic industry.
  • implement the total facial aesthetics concept.
  • conduct patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxin treatments.
  • review facial anatomy and muscle action in-depth to ensure treatments are safe and effective.
  • learn proper sterile techniques for storage, preparation, dilution and injection of botulinum toxin.
  • incorporate various therapeutic and cosmetic treatments to optimize dental treatment plans.
  • review the risks and complications of botulinum toxin treatments and how to manage them.
  • identify contraindications to botulinum toxin and when not to treat.
  • discuss the fee structure, profitability and growth potential for your practice.
  • determine the options for securing malpractice liability insurance to cover these procedures.

Participant Requirements:

Attendees must provide proof of current professional liability insurance two weeks prior to attending with the expiration date included. The Florida Dental Association (FDA) assumes no liability if a participant is refused coverage by an insurer for any reason or is unable to obtain materials for use in practice.

Attendees must bring their own model patient. This is a teaching course so please advise your model patient that they must be available for approximately 3-4 hours in the afternoon. You and your team member may serve as patients. The FDA does not provide model patients.

Speaker: Dr. Tracy Blessing, DMD, Aesthetic Interface, PLLC

About the speaker: Dental degree, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; general practice residency, Coler-Goldwater Specialty Care Hospital; founder and CEO, Aesthetic Interface PLLC, private practice, Palm Beach Gardens and Miami Beach, FL.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Aesthetic Interface PLLC that may be relevant to this presentation.

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