Interested in adding botulinum toxin and/or dermal fillers to your practice? Start learning today with the Level 1 online course.
Level 1 provides you with the foundations for offering both the aesthetic and the therapeutic applications of injectables within a dental or medical practice with 20+ hours of advanced anatomy learning – including an online e-Cadaver and e-Skull lab. Begin with an in-depth review of head and neck anatomy and it’s relevance to the administration and pharmacology of botulinum toxins, dermal fillers and other non-aesthetic therapies and procedures. Understand what is needed to examine a patient and arrive at a differential diagnosis, as well as proper photography, record keeping, office integration and more.
Level 1 is an online course including the following six sections:
Learn how to arrive at the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Botulinum toxin (aka Dysport®/Botox®) is often the first procedure of choice in many facial rejuvenation treatments. However, to ensure ideal treatment results the practitioner must also have knowledge and understanding of how diode lasers, intense pulsed light, fractional lasers, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers and other treatments can be used to treat various conditions. Develop a broad understanding of current popular therapies so that you can assess your patient’s needs and desires, document pre-treatment conditions and properly select the appropriate treatment and treatment sequence.
Botulinum toxin type A (aka Dysport®/Botox®) acts on the terminal nerve axon ending, preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACH) and chemically blocking transmission at the synapse. Developing a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the muscles of the face and neck enables practitioners to select the muscle, or group of muscles, to relax for a specific result. Detailed muscle knowledge and precise marking of these muscles leads to predictable results and minimal side effects.
Documentation of your patient’s pre-existing condition, the exact sites injected and the results of any treatment provided are critical for proper patient care and evaluation as well as medical-legal reasons. Photography and the treatment record form are invaluable tools. The Roberts Facial Rejuvenation Photography series is taken at each appointment to record the pre-existing conditions and the changes that have occurred following each treatment.
Safe patient treatment and an efficient office delivery of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers requires proper office integration systems to be in place. This section of the course deals with the nitty, gritty details of how to integrate botulinum toxin successfully into a medical or dental office.
In-depth knowledge of anatomy is paramount in understanding facial rejuvenation and cosmetic injectable treatments. In this section we will study the muscles of the face, their origins, insertions, innervation, arterial supply, functions, and how they relate to the 3-D tissue planes.
Building on tissue planes, we review the soft tissue relationship with the bony structures of the head & neck. A review of the sensory innervation in relationship to these hard and soft tissue structures allows us a better understanding of the sensory input involved in bruxing, grinding, TMD, headache, migraine and myofascial pain. This introduces us to a whole new world of therapeutics and the synergy with cosmetic treatment.
Level 1 is an online self-directed course. Upon registration, users will have access to the course materials for one-year. A downloadable (PDF) syllabus is provided. 20 continuing education (CE) credits will be provided upon successful completion of the online exam.
Ability to start learning today. Level 1 is offered online so that you can complete the course on your own time, and from the comfort of your own home or office.
Take the course at your own speed. Save and complete the course videos and exam when you have time. You will continue to have access to the course materials for one year.
Review the materials as often as you want. As the course is online, you can review the materials as many times as you wish.
Develop a deep understanding of anatomy, achieve predictable results and avoid the negative side effects with our anatomy-based training (16+ hours).
Effectively integrate botulinum toxin & dermal fillers into your office by developing a complete understanding of all the clinical systems required to be successful.
Achieve 99% case acceptance and impeccable records by understanding the importance of detailed patient history taking and learning the industry’s leading Roberts Facial Rejuvenation Photography™ series for photographic documentation.
Improve other areas of your professional practice by reviewing and developing a deep understanding anatomy. This course has many cross-over applications to other areas of dentistry, medicine and nursing. Additionally, a number of College Presidents have indicated that the following three sections: e-Advanced Anatomy, e-Cadaver and e-Skull should be a mandatory refresher course every 3-5 years for all College members.
Exceed College Training Requirements. Many colleges require formal training in order to offer botulinum toxin and/or dermal fillers.
Learn from reputable & Industry-leading Faculty – our Instructors have effectively integrated treatment into their own private practice, teach with their own before-and-after cases and have mastered PTIFA”s proven Clinical Protocols.
PTIFA is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers with continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. PTIFA designates Level 1 for 20 hours of continuing education credits.