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Predoctoral Course Catalog


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