Dentists, Maxillofacial Surgeons & Specialists

Botulinum toxin (Dysport®/Botox®) is a natural purified protein that relaxes muscle and that is used for non-invasive therapeutic and aesthetic treatments. Botulinum toxin injections are quick, relatively painless and can help reduce the signs of aging, as well as to decrease myofascial pain. There are a number of therapeutic and aesthetic uses of botulinum toxin in dentistry. Besides the well known aesthetic uses of reducing facial wrinkles, botulinum toxin can be used in all dental specialty areas to treat the following oral conditions:

  • TMD/TMJ (pain reduction)
  • Uneven lips/smile
  • Gummy smiles (reduction in gingival display)
  • Periodontic (pre-surgical and recession prophylaxis)
  • Endodontic (differential diagnosis of nonspecific pain)
    Parafunctional habits (reduction in grinding & clenching)
  • Implants (pre and post surgical)
  • Orthodontics (post treatment retention)
  • Sleep apnea (appliance compliance)

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Why Dentists?

Dentists have a specialized university education in the head and neck areas and are prime candidates to include facial rejuvenation as part of their overall treatment plans. Much like painters studying their painting, dental professionals regularly examine the brush strokes, techniques, geometry, tones and style. It is all of the individual factors that produce the end piece. If the end piece is the whole face then facial aesthetics is a logical progression, or addition to smile design. Additionally, dentists make an excellent clinician choice because they:

  • Have specialized university education and focus their careers on the anatomy of the head and neck
  • Understand the importance of reviewing medical history and performing a complete exam
  • Are highly trained and experienced in providing facial injections
  • Work in a clinical setting
  • Don’t delegate the treatment to a staff member or administrator
  • Understand the importance of asepsis and always use sterile instruments or ‘once only’ disposables
  • Have appropriate liability insurance
  • Can numb areas of treatment
  • Can discuss and treat all aesthetic patient concerns regarding their teeth, smile and face.

Read more about the therapeutic applications of BoNT-A in dentistry here.

BOTULINUM TOXIN IN DENTISTRY | ORAL HEALTH (APRIL 2018)

Dr. Roberts discusses the importance of dental health practitioners opening their minds and beginning to understand how botulinum toxin fits into the diagnostic and treatment armamentarium, thereby improving the well-being of our patients.

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There are no long-term negative side effects associated with botulinum toxin type A, and typically, therapeutic results last 4-6 months and cosmetic results last 3-4 months.

The ability to successfully treat all aspects of a cosmetic case, from start to finish, is key to achieving ideal aesthetic results. Dentists need to look beyond simply treating teeth, and look at creating smiles that are in harmony with the entire face. Drs. Roberts have written a number of research articles that have been published in Oral Health, Dentistry Today, the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spectrum, Teamwork, Just for Canadian Dentists and more. See all articles.

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Initial Outlay

Tuition Expense:

  • Level 1 online anatomy course ($1,779.75 - Price includes GST)
  • Level 2 – Basic Botulinum Toxin course ($3,570 - Price includes GST)
  • Team Member for the Level 2 – Team Member course ($838.95 - Price includes GST)

Total Tuition: $6,188.70 (all taxes included)

Supplies Expense:

  • Set-up Tray: syringes, ice packs, saline etc. ($299.00 - plus GST)
  • Cost of botulinum toxin product ($283.50 – $383.25 /vial)

Total Cost = $6,771.20 (approximately, plus GST)

Dentists will see a complete return on their training investment in less than two months (based on seeing six botulinum toxin patients, not including cost of Dysport/Botox® product). Besides ordering product and incorporating a tray system, offering botulinum toxin as a treatment requires no additional equipment or investment. Upon graduating from Level 2, you will be able to offer both the aesthetic treatments for reducing the signs of aging (ie: fine facial lines and wrinkles), as well as the therapeutic treatments (ie: bruxing/clenching/grinding/TMD/migraines/headaches).

Practice Revenue Opportunity

According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics report, botulinum toxin (ie: Dysport®/Botox®) procedures has grown over 819% from 2000 to 2017. Are you taking advantage of this expanding market? Learn how you can improve patient care and increase practice revenue with minimal overhead.

On average, a new botulinum toxin patient requires 50-70 units of treatment. At $12 per unit, that visit equals $600-$840 in practice revenue. Seeing only six botulinum toxin patients per month produces approximately $3,600 – $5,040 additional revenue per month.

In one year, six botulinum toxin patients per month will produce a minimum of $43,200 in practice revenue.

Why This Matters for your business.

  1. Increase practice income from patients who are prepared to pay privately out of pocket for treatments. Ability to exercise your own creativity by helping patients achieve the appearance they desire. Offer a treatment and service that your patients will ASK you and love you for.
  2. Ability to treat an entire smile design case from start to finish, including the fine facial lines & wrinkles surrounding it. Reduce headaches/migraines/TMD without the use of a dental splint. Improve the lives of your patients with proven threshold dosage levels of botulinum toxin. Ability to exercise your own creativity by helping patients achieve the appearance they desire.

  3. Engage & motivate your entire dental team with botulinum toxin treatment with the Level 2 – Team Training course. Boost chair production by simply incorporating a tray system and adding a 15 minute treatment onto the end of a hygiene appointment. Improved patient care with a deep understanding of how botulinum toxin fits into your diagnostic and treatment armamentarium, and thereby improving the well-being of your patients.

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