Dentists possess a deep understanding of facial anatomy, making them well-suited to administer facial fillers safely and effectively. By adding filler training to their skill set, dentists can expand their scope of practice, offering patients comprehensive facial aesthetic treatments that complement their expertise in dental procedures. Additionally, integrating filler treatments into their practice can provide dentists with a lucrative revenue stream, enhancing their practice’s financial viability. Furthermore, offering facial fillers can attract new patients seeking non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, thereby broadening the dentist’s patient base and increasing practice visibility. Ultimately, investing in filler training empowers dentists to meet the evolving demands of modern cosmetic dentistry while providing patients with a holistic approach to facial aesthetics and wellness.  Each filler course teaches the trainee to apply filler to the Lips, Nasolabial Folds, Cheeks, Jaw Line, Parentheses Lines, Marionette Lines, Forehead Lines and correction of Gummy Smile.  The course teaches application of Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm, Restylane, ect.) as it has become an industry standard and is forgivable, reversible, and has several variations of viscosity to match the anatomic region it will be placed.

Filler Training Courses

Filler courses can be a challenge to register for.  Depending on your patient’s needs, the amount of filler required for treatment can vary.  To add to this variability, the type of filler required to treat your patient appropriately can also be quite different.  Filler comes in 1 milliliter applicator syringes supplied with the injection needle.  In general, 2 syringes can typically cover a patient.  The ACTA training course will allow you to choose the viscosity of the syringe at the course.  If your patient or patients require more, you will have access to purchase more product to appropriately complete each clinical case.  Explore more course details by choosing the topics below.

COURSE OBJECTIVES (click to read)

Each Trainee Must Complete and Demonstrate Proficiency in the Following Objectives

  • Patient assessment and consultation for dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero)
  • Indications and contraindications for these pharmaceutical agents
  • In depth instruction in the anatomy, neurophysiology, musculature and circulatory system of the oral and maxillofacial areas
  • Patient evaluation for the best dental and facial esthetic and therapeutic outcomes
  • Review of sterile technique as it relates to the use of injectable pharmacologic agents
  • Safety and risk issues for dermal filler injectable therapy
  • Learn the physiology and pharmacology of oral and maxillo-facial injectable treatment
  • Integrating dermal filler therapy into therapeutic and esthetic treatment plans
  • Volumizing nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lifting up the corners of the mouth using anatomical landmarks
  • Subtle lip enhancements by adding volume to establish proper lip and smile lines
  • Smoothing lip lines and eliminating vertical “smokers” lines
  • How to avoid, manage, and treat possible adverse reactions and complications
  • Live patient training including comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning, proper dosing and delivery of dermal fillers
  • Proper fee structures for oral and maxillofacial injectable treatment
  • All necessary office forms and informed consents needed to begin treating patients immediately


Didactic Basic Topics

  • Patient Selection & Consultation
  • Filler Cosmetic Uses
  • Filler Selection & Consultation
  • Filler Application
  • Injection Techniques
  • Facial Aesthetics Examination
  • Facial Anatomy and Danger Zones
  • Billing and Dental and Medical Clinic Integration
  • Patient Consent, Discharge, and Clinical Documentation
  • Re injection Protocols

Clinical Practicum Overview

Live Filler Injection Practicum:

  1. Volumizing nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lifting up the corners of the mouth using anatomical landmarks.
  2. Learn to provide subtle lip enhancements by adding volume to establish proper lip and smile lines.  Become proficient in smoothing lip lines and eliminating vertical “smokers” lines.
  3. Learn how to enhance cupids bow and sculpt a beautiful lip border.
  4. Professionally manage tear troughs and cheek volume.
  5. Learn combination Botox and filler techniques

ACTA STAFF (click to read)


The ACTA ensures individualized instruction by clinicians with 25 years of experience providing Facial Aesthetics. This course is directed by our physician anesthesiologists with years of clinical experience using Botox for boutique private plastic surgery centers. Additional clinical staff includes surgeons, dentists and nurses that have over a decade of experience incorporating Botox into their private practice. Each department chair is currently active at the university level teaching as an attending.


♦ Jeff Hansen, MD 

♦ Melissa Donahue, NP

♦ Wisdom Akpaka, DDS 

♦ Julio Rodriguez, DDS

♦ Leigh-Ann Schuerman, DDS



  • 8 CE TOTAL per day ADA CERP
  • The ADMA is an ADA CERP nationally approved CE provider with a current ADA CERP provider status.
  • 4 CE are lecture based and 4 CE are clinical hands on


  • The course begins at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm.
  • Each day there is a 4 hour period of didactics in the morning followed by a 4 hour period of clinical patient care with individual injection instruction in the afternoon.
  • Lunch Break is from 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Clinical patients should arrive at 1: pm

Their Face is Your Future

Dentists already provide healthy and beautiful smiles, it’s time to consider adding the aesthetic realm to your scope of practice.  After all, Dentists are more familiar with the facial regions than any other healthcare provider.  Integrating Facial Aesthetics into you practice will boost your bottom line and enhance the work environment.  

Our instructors have decades of teaching and clinical experience and will give you a full understanding of placement techniques, patient prescreening, and anatomical aesthetics. Results yield a more youthful look and compliment any aesthetic dentistry case presented to you. Botox, Filler, and PRP require little time procedurally but yield a high net prophet.  

Filler is a hyaluronic acid frequently used to smooth out wrinkles of the face, in the areas of nasolabial folds, lips, oral commissures and marionette lines. It can also be used in dentistry to address uneven lips, improve peri-oral aesthetics and for high lip line cases.  A net value of $800-$1500 private pay can be generated in as little as 30 minutes with very minor risk.

Why should a dentist take the ACTA all inclusive Filler course by adding Botox & PRP Certification training?

Filler injections can significantly enhance the economic value of a dental practice in several ways. Firstly, by offering filler treatments, dentists can diversify their service offerings, attracting new clientele interested in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This expansion of services can lead to increased patient traffic and revenue generation. Moreover, filler treatments often have high profit margins, making them financially lucrative for dental practices. Additionally, incorporating facial fillers into the practice can foster patient loyalty and retention as existing clients may choose to undergo additional cosmetic procedures within a familiar and trusted environment. Furthermore, by leveraging their existing infrastructure and patient base, dentists can minimize overhead costs associated with introducing new services. Overall, filler injections represent a valuable opportunity for dental practices to capitalize on the growing demand for cosmetic enhancements while bolstering their bottom line.

Dentists should consider offering filler injections, Botox, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments so they can meet the increasing demand for comprehensive facial aesthetic treatments. With their deep understanding of injection techniques, dentists are uniquely positioned to deliver safe and effective filler and Botox injections, providing patients with natural-looking results. Moreover, incorporating PRP treatments into their practice can complement dental procedures by promoting tissue regeneration and accelerating healing following oral surgeries or dental implants. Offering these services not only enhances patient satisfaction but also attracts new clientele seeking non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. Additionally, providing filler, Botox, and PRP treatments can diversify a dental practice’s revenue streams, increasing financial stability and profitability. By embracing these complementary procedures, dentists can establish themselves as trusted providers of comprehensive facial rejuvenation services, ultimately fostering patient loyalty and practice growth.