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  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing a full-face evaluation and diagnosis
  • Demonstrate proficiency in preparing and performing injectable treatment planning
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing a patient assessment and consultation for deoxycholic acid (Kybella)
  • Outline the indications and contraindications for deoxycholic acid (Kybella)
  • Outline and complete in depth instruction in the anatomy, neurophysiology, musculature and circulatory system of the oral and maxillofacial areas
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing patient evaluation for the best dental and facial esthetic and therapeutic outcomes
  • Review of sterile technique as it relates to the use of deoxycholic acid
  • Outline safety and risk issues for injectable therapy
  • Review the interplay between physiology and pharmacology of deoxycholic acid (Kybella) as an injectable treatment
  • Demonstrate how to Integrate deoxycholic acid into a therapeutic and/or esthetic treatment plan
  • Outline how to create a more defined jaw line using anatomical landmarks for the best dental esthetic results
  • Learn safe treatment techniques including anatomical sites and proper preparation
  • Outline how to avoid, manage, and treat possible adverse reactions and complications from deoxycholic acid (Kybella)
  • Complete live patient training including comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning, proper dosing and delivery of deoxycholic acid
  • Demonstrate proficiency in minimally invasive deoxycholic acid and poly-L-lactic acid injectable treatment
  • Understand protocols for patient preparation with pre and post procedural care instructions

Who Can Perform Kybella Injectables?

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians Assistants

Kybella has grown in acceptance by patients who want longer term results and collagen rebuilding. These injectables need to be well understood to get the best treatment.

 

Patient Benefits

  • Reduction in fatty area under chin
  • Smoother, tighter skin
  • Better defined jawline and improved facial profile

COURSE CE

  • 10 CE (8 Course CE + 2 Pre Reading) ADA CERP
  • The ACTA is the facial aesthetics division of the Academy of Dental and Medical Anesthesia
  • The ADMA is an ADA CERP nationally approved CE provider with a current ADA CERP provider status

 

STAFF

The course is taught by a field experts.  You will receive individualized instruction by a clinicians with 25 years of experience 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.

 

Gary Mermel, MD, Board Certified Anesthesiologist  ♦  Jeff Hansen, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon  ♦  Heidi Effinger, NACP  ♦  Cody Shores, DDS

COURSE CAPACITY

This course trains a maximum of 20 TRAINEES. By limiting course size to 20, we are able to personally train every registered trainee, review all curriculum and exceed training requirements.

 

COURSE FOCUS

  • 10 CE (8 Course CE + 2 Pre Reading)
  • Cosmetic applications
  • Craniofacial Anatomy & Botox Pharmacology Review & Tutorial
  • Practically apply head and neck knowledge through the use of regional anatomy for Kybella
  • Preparation & Dilution
  • Patient Selection & Consultation
  • The Limits of Facial Cosmetics
  • Injection Practicum with 1-2 live patients per Dentist or Nurse.
  • Build confidence with live and simulated injections.
  • Learn to decrease unnecessary referrals
  • Build a profound increase in patient base and net profits
  • Billing, Advertising, and Event Hosting

The Kybella Process

Kybella is the first and only FDA approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of fat under the chin (double chin). Kybella treatment is a 15-20 minute minimally invasive (nonsurgical) procedure in the office that destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath the chin.  Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.


The ACTA recommends that trainees add Kybella training to any PRP training course.  PRP training occurs on the same weekends as kybella training.  To add kybella training to a PRP course, simply register both courses during the same weekend.

Training

Kybella administration is technically easy for dentists and nurses. This course teaches kybella pharmacology, anatomical planning and boundaries with avoidance of vital structures, dose planning that is customized for each patient, and injection techniques.

 

Keeping Current

Kybella is a vital procedure for any Facial Aesthetics Office.  Its results are long term, safe, and significantly enhances the facial triangle.  The time to income ratio places it as one of the most powerful practice builders.

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)
  • The following injection techniques will be taught
    • Crows Feet
    • Forehead
    • Glabellar
    • Masseter
    • Temporallis
    • Lip Flip
    • Brow Lift
    • Occipital
    • Trapezius
    • Paraspinal

 


  • 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


By completing the Botox certification course, you can return to your practice with the experience and knowledge necessary to integrate facial aesthetics into your clinical repertoire. This course is typically capped at 20 students. By limiting course size, we are able to train BEYOND the basic injections.  Each course trains the student in the following areas:

  1. BASIC COSMETIC & THERAPEUTIC INJECTIONS: Crows Feet, Forehead, Glabellar, Masseter, Temporallis
  2. ADVANCED COSMETIC & THERAPEUTIC INJECTIONS: Lip Flip, Brow Lift, Occipital, Trapezius, Paraspinal
  3. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: Combination Botox/Filler and combination Botox/PRP techniques are taught when students take the filler and PRP courses the same weekend.

We are different than other training institutions.  ACTA allows trainees to meet their goals without demanding extra courses and charging additional fees.  Consider the following when you register for an ACTA course:

  • 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

ACTA maintains the goal to have dentists return to their office and implement injections into their practice.  ACTA emphasizes strong follow up with its clients without additional fees to accomplish this goal.

Therapeutic Botox Treatments


The therapeutic portion of the course will train the student to utilize the following effective protocols:  These protocols are safe effective, and will expand your scope of practice to provide much needed treatment to very thankful patients.

  • Headaches
    • Migraine, and chronic daily headache protocols
  • Dental TMJ
    • Masseter injections
    • Masseter & Temporallis combination techniques
  • Chronic Pain Therapy
    • Cranial Circle of Influence Injection Protocols
  • Orofacial pain disorders

Botox Therapy Topics


  • 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

STAFF


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