Botox Training Courses

Dental offices will likely be a significant hub for neuromodulator (Botox, Xeomin and Dysport) cosmetic and therapeutic procedures over the next decade.  Dental boards are realizing neuromodulators provide safe and viable treatment options for dentists and fall well within a dentists scope of practice.  In the cosmetic realm, Dentists understand the concept of a facial cosmetic triangle better than most health care providers.  Addressing the basics of lip wrinkles, a gummy smile, and general facial wrinkles can add volumes to a beautiful set of teeth.  Equally, in the therapeutic realm, dentists are the first point of contact in the health care system for TMJ issues and headaches.  A dental practice can be significantly enhanced by addressing this large patient pool.  ACTA trains dentists to proficiently use Botox in BOTH the COSMETIC and THERAPEUTIC realms.  Therapeutically, the treatment of headache and orofacial pain disorders such as Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction, migraine, and chronic daily headaches is taught. Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of headache disorders as they are encountered in a dental practice will be covered to provide the expertise needed to safely incorporate headache treatment into a dental practice.

In addition to the therapeutic training, the cosmetic training portion of the course focuses on but is not limited to Crows Feet, Glabellar Lines (frown lines), Frontalis (forehead wrinkle), Lip wrinkles, Bunny lines, Gummy Smile, Brow lifts, and Procerus injections.  Dentists and nurses quickly become skilled facial aesthetic clinicians because they have a strong working knowledge of regional head and neck anatomy and expert fine motor skills with injections.  Botox training begins with a thorough review of craniofacial anatomy, Botox pharmacology, and Botox dilution and preparation. Patient selection and consultation training precedes the live injection practicum.  To determine if our training course is a good fit for you, detailed information is presented in the chart below when the subject title is clicked (Lecture Topics, Headaches/TMJ Treatment, Course Objectives, Course Trainers, Course Specifics)



The course begins with a thorough review of craniofacial anatomy, Botox pharmacology, and Botox dilution and preparation. Patient selection and consultation training precedes the live injection practicum. The course summary will train dentist how to bill, advertise, and how to host Botox events.  This course produces confident practitioners that can integrate the following most common Botox injections into their practice:

  • Crows Feet
  • Glabellar Lines
  • Procerus
  • Frontalis
  • Masseter
  • Temporallis

Advanced injections such as Lip Flip, Brow Lift, Occipital, Trapezius, and Paraspinal are taught if the student becomes confident in the basics.  This course trains a maximum of 20 dentists and nurses. By limiting course size to 20 dentists and nurses, we are able to personally train every registered dentist and nurse, review all curriculum and exceed training requirements.

Course Focus

  • 8 CE
  • Cosmetic and therapeutic applications
  • Craniofacial Anatomy & Botox Pharmacology Review & Tutorial
  • Practically apply head and neck knowledge for both Botox and Fillers
  • Botox Preparation & Dilution
  • Patient Selection & Consultation
  • The Limits of Facial Cosmetics
  • Injection Practicum with 2 live patients per Dentist
  • Build confidence with live and simulated injections.
  • Learn to decrease unnecessary referrals
  • Build a profound increase in patient base and net profits
  • Botox Billing, Advertising, and Event Hosting

Headaches, Dental TMJ & Chronic Pain Therapy & More

While Botox is most commonly thought of as a cosmetic treatment, it was originally developed by a dentist for medical treatment. Over the years it has become the first line treatment of choice for a number of medical/neurological conditions. The course will also review the use of Botox for treatment of headache and orofacial pain disorders such as Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction, migraine, and chronic daily headache. Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of headache disorders as they are encountered in a practice will be covered to provide the expertise needed to safely incorporate headache treatment into a practice.


  • How to identify and diagnose facial pain patients in your practice
  • Comprehensive patient examination and evaluation including a maxillofacial neurological exam, an otic exam, and a thorough head and neck muscle examination
  • Identify if facial pain is coming from the TMJ, neuralgia, ear, eyes, or facial muscles
  • Trigger point injections – learn how to precisely identify and inject trigger points for instant and long term pain relief
  • Comprehensive patient injection protocols for Headaches

The therapeutic portion of the course will train the student to utilize the following effective protocols:

  • Masseter injections
  • Masseter & Temporallis combination techniques
  • Migraine, and chronic daily headache protocols

These protocols are safe effective, and will expand your scope of practice to provide much needed treatment to very thankful patients.

ADA CERP Published Course Objectives

Each trainee must complete and demonstrate proficiency in the following objectives:

  • Perform patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxin (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport
  • Understand indications and contraindications for these pharmaceutical agents
  • Complete In depth instruction in the anatomy, neurophysiology, musculature and circulatory system of the oral and maxillofacial areas
  • Complete Patient assessments for the best dental and facial esthetic and therapeutic outcomes
  • Complete a review of sterile technique as it relates to the use of injectable pharmacologic agents
  • Know the safety and risk issues for botulinum toxin
  • Learn the physiology and pharmacology of oral and maxillo-facial injectable treatment
  • Integrating botulinum neurotoxin into therapeutic and esthetic treatment plans
  • Learn the best treatment techniques including anatomical muscle sites, muscle depths, proper preparation and dilution for the best oral and maxillofacial therapeutic and esthetic outcomes
  • Learn botulinium toxin therapeutic treatment for bruxism to relieve TMJ syndrome
  • Know how to avoid, manage, and treat possible adverse reactions and complications
  • Complete live patient training including comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning, proper dosing and delivery of botulinum neurotoxin
  • Understand proper fee structures for oral and maxillofacial injectable treatment
  • Completion of office documentation and informed consents
  • Complete individual and comprehensive mentored instruction from a board certified physician as you work hands-on with your patient


The course is taught by a field expert.  You will receive individualized instruction by a clinicians with 25 years of experience Facial Aesthetics.  This course is directed by practitioners with years of clinical experience using Botox for boutique private plastic surgery centers. The clinical staff includes surgeons, dentists and nurses that currently incorporate Botox into their private practice.

♦  Jeff Hansen, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

♦  Heidi Effinger, NACP

♦  Cory Pickens, MD

♦  Leigh-Ann Schuerman, DDS

♦  Melissa Donahue, NP

♦  Wisdom Akpaka, DDS

♦  Julio Rodriguez, DDS

Key Course Structure Points

  • If you do not have a patient one will be provided for a nominal fee
  • If you want to perform more injections we will accommodate and encourage the extra training
  • If you want to purchase more training Botox at the course you have the option available
  • You will have direct access to your instructors cell phones for use after the course at NO CHARGE


Course Start & End

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Didactics (General Schedule)

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • 08:30 – Intro, Pharmacology & Physiology
  • 09:30 – Anatomy
  • 10:00 – Injection techniques & Dosing / Dilution
  • 11:30 – Patient Selection & Demo
Live Clinical Injections

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm → Completion (Students inject their own patients until clinic is completed)

ACTA encourages trainees to combine and complete Botox training and Filler training during the same training weekend.

The courses, when completed together, enhance the clients understanding of facial anatomy, morphology, volume, and contours. Combined Botox and Filler techniques are taught when both courses are taken.  This technique broadens the facial aesthetic scope of the new practitioner and becomes a very profitable financial asset.

Take the ACTA all inclusive Botox, Filler & PRP Certification Course for additional savings.

As a Dentist, where do I inject Botox and how do I integrate it into my practice?


Dental offices incorporate Botox injections into their practice very efficiently and effectively adding significant financial profits with swift procedures.  Botox can be paired with cleanings, restorative dental work, or scheduled as a standalone treatment.  Patients seeking Botox injections typically want to spend very little time in the office.  ACTA teaches dentists to integrate this cosmetic treatment into their daily schedule as well as planning Botox events and parties.  If you are interested in adding Botox to your dental practice, we strongly suggest you add filler to your training schedule for the following reasons:

(1) A single 20 minute filler procedure yields a net value of $800 minimum even in rural areas.

(2)  Some deep facial wrinkles will require a combination Botox/filler technique for which ACTA teaches dentists in their primary training course.

(3)  Many patients will ask for both filler and Botox, so you do not want to lose this patient pool to a procedure that you can easily master.  Any Doctor that can perform an intra-oral block daily can easily implement both Botox and filler injection techniques.

Some training institutions chop up courses into “levels” to upcharge registration fees. At ACTA, we teach dentists the maximum scope in their first course because they are skilled enough to accomplish this.  The ACTA staff is composed of Physicians, Nurses, and Dentists who understand your dental board rules and regulations and actively incorporate cosmetics themselves. At the end of an ACTA course, you can feel confident you will have the knowledge, skills, and experience to incorporate these popular treatments into your practice.

As a Dentist, where do I inject Botox therapeutically and how do I integrate it into my practice?

Dentists are often the first point of contact in diagnosing TMJ disorders and Migraines.  Even though the term “Therapeutic Botox Injections” can be intimidating, these injection techniques are among the safest on easiest to perform in the head and neck region.  Because most therapeutic Botox injections are private pay, even in Hospitals, these procedures can be very lucrative but also life changing for your patients.  Screening, scheduling, and injecting can be mastered in a single ACTA training course.