Successfully introduce botulinum toxin (Dysport®/Botox®) into your practice with PTIFA's proven clinical protocols. The Level 2 course offers you the most extensive clinical hands-on training within the industry. Learn how you can reduce the signs of aging by eliminating fine facial wrinkles and reduce myofascial pain (migraines/headaches/TMD). Level 2 is a comprehensive botulinum toxin course where you will learn the PTIFA Anatomic Landmark Template, the PTIFA Therapeutic & Aesthetic Injection Templates & Techniques, as well as all of the skills required to immediately and successfully integrate treatment into a dental or medical practice.
Level 2 includes an online component (8hrs), plus an extensive two-day hands-on session held on campus at the University of British Columbia in the Patterson Dental Learning Centre (Vancouver, BC).
The online portion of Level 2 includes six sections:
The online portion of the Level 2 course reviews the glabella (in between the eyes), frontalis (forehead lines) and crows feet (beside the eyes). allows practitioners to develop a deep understanding of what botulinum toxin is, how and why it affects facial muscles, as well as how to direct botulinum toxin to purposely achieve aesthetic facial improvements in the upper face. Practitioners will also learn how botulinum toxin is used therapeutically to treat parafunctional habits, TMD, temporal headaches, migraines and oromandibular dystonias. We will address the topic of prevention/interception and review the musculature of the face and neck. Analysis of muscle recruitment will assist us in determining the cause of the many wrinkle presentations and expressions. A review of the aging process will determine the exact location of placement and number of units of botulinum toxin. The analysis and differential diagnosis of parafunctional habits, TMD and headache will utilize EMG duotrodes.
Practitioners will attend an anatomical and functional cadaver integration. Dr. Roberts provides an in-depth review of anatomy, and relates surfaces features with underlying musculature and bones in this hands-on cadaver lab. Understanding the source, pathways and overlap of the cranial nerves provides the foundation for understanding myofacial pain. The synergy of facial and therapeutic botulinum toxin provides you with a new invaluable myofascial pain treatment modality. As Dr. Roberts reviews muscles on the cadaver, practitioners will practice the PTIFA Landmarking Technique on each other. This integrative portion of the cadaver lab develops confidence prior to the clinical hands-on. The day is completed with a live model demonstration where Dr. Roberts will perform the PTIFA Anatomic Landmark Template, the PTIFA Therapeutic & Aesthetic Injection Templates & Techniques on a live model.
Day 2 is an intensive clinical hands-on practicum where you will have the opportunity to inject 10+ patient models using the PTIFA Anatomic Landmark Template, the PTIFA Therapeutic & Aesthetic Injection Templates & Techniques. The course is typically held on campus at the University of British Columbia in the Patterson Dental Learning Centre (Vancouver, BC). You will have the opportunity to see how a patient is treated from the moment they walk into the clinic, how the necessary medical history and consents are collected on the FACETEC software, what photography is required and how it is stored on FACETEC, the consultation process, treatment (including markings & injection), how the patient is billed, as well as booking the patient’s post-op appointment. Our goal is to provide you with extensive hands-on experience so that you are confident leaving and going back to treat patients within your own practice. Team Members registered for the Level 2 – Team Training course assist practitioners in clinic – receiving one-on-one hands-on photography, reconstitution, loading of the syringe instruction, and more.
Part of the program offers a separate Level 2 - Team Training course for any non-injector related member of your office (ie: Office Managers, Receptionists, Medical Office Assistants, Chair-side Assistants, Hygienists, Office Managers, Pharmacy Assistants etc.). This course is held concurrently with the Practitioner's training and is focused on the clinical integration, photography, marketing and more.
Practitioners and Team Members both graduate from Level 2 with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform precision muscular injections with predictable positive results. Practitioners who successfully complete Level 2 are provided with a certificate of completion, as well as the necessary forms and training to successfully incorporate botulinum toxin into their practice. They are also able to register for the online Support Study Club – offering case support and more.
Level 2 includes an online didactic section (8 hours & exam), followed by a 2-day hands-on session typically held on campus at the University of British Columbia in the Patterson Dental Learning Centre (16 hours).
Upon registration, access to the online Level 2 course materials is provided for one-year. Level 2 includes 24 CE credits upon successful completion of the hands-on session.
Level 2 graduates are trained to treat the following areas and are able to store, compare and create portfolios using FACETEC software.
Achieve little to no negative side effects with PTIFA’s Marking and Injection Techniques and Clinical Protocols.
Successfully treatment plan and mark your patients with confidence after attending the integrative Cadaver Lab.
Ability to review the online course videos as often as you wish by accessing the didactic materials online.
Achieve a high-level of patient care and clinical competency within your practice.
Successfully integrate treatment back into your practice with our proven Clinical Protocols and Level 2 – Team Training course.
Fully engage your entire practice Team with the separate Level 2 – Team Training course.
Improve patient care with your myofascial pain patients by integrating electromyograph analytics and threshold dosages of therapeutic botulinum toxin.
Science-based and practice-based approaches & techniques - our syllabus includes before-and-after cases directly from our Faculty members (and not the pharmaceutical companies).
Confidently offer a treatment your patients will love and ask you for!
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level 1 is required prior to attending the Level 2 hands-on. Please note you may register for Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time.
Requirements: A minimum of one patient model(s), a current copy of your license and malpractice insurance.
All funds are in Canadian Dollars. Please review our Registration Policy prior to registering.
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 2 for 24 hours of continuing education credits.