BOTOX THERAPY has many uses in everyday dentistry. Often, when using Botox to treat dental conditions, some facial wrinkles are unavoidably eliminated. Your California dental license permits you to treat various dentally-related conditions by injecting botulinum toxin (Botox).
This course will cover the uses and instructions for botulinum toxins, their history, dosage preparation and injection techniques for a variety of dental related procedures which include: TMJ pain and muscle spasm, bruxation therapy, aesthetic lip re -positioning and smile contour and treatment of associated migraines. Informed consent and the risks, benefits and alternatives (RBAs) will also be included in this course. Past confusion in the use of Botox therapy by dentists will be clarified.
Sunday, November 6th 2022
8 – 5pm
Keating Dental Lab
16881 Hale Ave
Irvine CA 92606
Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld is Director of The Headache Center of Southern California, San Diego, USA. As Director, he has encouraged the development of a center addressing the multifaceted needs of headache sufferers, including acute care, educational programs and other specialty services. Board-certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Blumenfeld is also certified in Headache Medicine.
Dr. Blumenfeld is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. He is a fellow of the American Headache Society. He chaired the American Headache Society section on Intervention Procedures for Headache. He has published widely and has over 50 peer review publications; and has been an active researcher in headache and other neurological conditions with over 10 issued patents for various treatments.
Edentulous patients have benefited from Botox treatment in cases where the lip muscles have become repositioned due to decreased vertical dimension. Dentures won’t always fit in these situations and Botox can relax and retrain the muscles around a new denture to make the transition much more successful.
Patients with a high lip line can use Botox to help relax lip muscles and achieve a lower, more aestheticly-pleasing smile line. This is a popular option because the entire process isn’t very invasive and can provide a more immediate form of treatment.
Patients dealing with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder can benefit from Botox injections, as well. TMJ disorders can cause severe pain from hyperactivity of the muscles and treatment options have been limited in the past. Now, Botox can simply relax these muscles and dental professionals can offer quick and efficient pain relief.
Bruxism can also be minimized with Botox treatments by reducing the force of the muscular contractions involved. These injections can make a useful adjunct therapy to night guard appliances.