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This foundational online Botox course provides 16+ hours of an advanced anatomy learning completed by a 300+ question exam. Practitioners will receive a solid introduction to botulinum toxin type A (aka Botox®/Dysport®/Xeomin®) and dermal fillers, and understand what is needed to examine a patient and arrive at a differential diagnosis. The Level 1 online Botox course also reviews the business of botulinum toxin and provides an extensive review of head and neck anatomy – including an online e-Cadaver and e-Skull laboratory, its relevancy to the administration and pharmacology of botulinum toxin type A and to other aesthetic and non-aesthetic therapies and procedures, proper photography, record keeping and office integration. An online syllabus (PDF) is provided.

  • Format: Online self-directed course with an exam (16+ hours). Users will have access to the material for one year upon registration.
  • CE: 16 credits (AGD PACE, ADA CERP & ADA+C approved – details for Alberta dentists)
  • Fee: Practitioner (Dentists/Physicians/Nurses): $1,695  | Team Members (Auxiliary Staff): $199
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Course Topics

  • Muscles of the head & neck region
  • Muscle physiology
  • Anatomy of the temporomandibular joint region
  • Neurovascular system
  • Tissue planes
  • Skin & aging of the face
  • An overview of all the actions of Botulinum toxin type A
  • Pharmacology and review of muscle physiology


1) This online Botox course allows you to develop a deep understanding of head and neck anatomy.
2) Understand what clinical systems are required in order to effectively integrate facial rejuvenation procedures, including Botulinum toxin type A, into practice.
3) Understand the importance of detailed history taking and learn the world’s standard Roberts Facial Rejuvenation Photography series for photographic documentation.

Online Botox Course: Sections

  1. Introduction to Facial Aesthetics: This section will assist you in arriving at the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Botulinum toxin (aka 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. Clear understanding of the following areas is needed to assess the patient’s desires and needs, to document pre-treatment conditions and to properly select the appropriate treatment and treatment sequence.
  2. Anatomy of the Face & Neck: Botulinum toxin type A (aka “Botox®”) acts on the terminal nerve axon ending, preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACH) and chemically blocking the synapse. Detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the muscles of the face and neck enables the practitioner 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.
  3. Photography & Record Keeping: Documentation of the 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 Botox 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.
  4. Office Integration: Safe patient treatment and an efficient office delivery of Botox requires proper office integration systems to be in place. This section of PTIFA’s program deals with the nitty, gritty details of how to integrate Botox into the office.
  5. e-Advanced Anatomy: In-depth knowledge of anatomy is paramount in understanding facial rejuvenation and cosmetic injectable treatments. The muscle origin, insertion, innervation, arterial supply, function and how they relate to the 3-D tissue planes is important in soft and hard tissue health.
  6. e-Cadaver & e-Skull: 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.
Numerous 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.


Users are able to save and complete the exam as they progress through the course material. A grade of 80% or higher is required in order to successfully pass. Upon completion, users will have a solid foundation of anatomy and be ready to progress to the hands-on training offered in the Level 2 course.



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 16 hours of continuing education credits.



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