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Botulinum Toxin Therapies in Dentistry

Credits: 1
Course Directors: Mark Drangsholt and Tim Hess
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Winter/ 4, Grad

Course Overview

This course focuses on both aesthetic and therapeutic procedures that the dentist uses to treat patients. Administration of BTX-A is demonstrated for and performed by dental students or graduate students for both treatment of orofacial pain and movement disorders as well as facial aesthetics, including the oral, glabellar, forehead and lateral canthal regions.

Learning Objectives

  • Perform Botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) aesthetic and therapeutic procedures of the head and neck.
  • Demonstrate diagnostic testing protocols including history, examination, ethyl chloride, anesthetics, etc. to determine orofacial conditions that will respond favorably to BTX-A therapy.
  • Prepare and administer BTX-A.
  • Evaluation, communication and documentation of BTX-A treatments to achieve clinical success and meet patient expectations.

Last updated: 2018-01-30


Directed Studies in Oral Medicine – SURF/Research Elective

Credits: variable (25 max)
Faculty: various faculty

This is an independent study course in which meeting times and projects are arranged directly with faculty members.

ORALM 550 is directed toward students who have completed a SURF program summer research fellowship and wish to obtain additional course credit subsequent to quarter(s) after they have completed their SURF project. After completion of their SURF project students may continue in that particular area of research pursued earlier, or complete a publication quality manuscript under the faculty mentor’s supervision.