Botox Patient Demo

Filler Patient Demo

As TMJ patients search for alternative treatments to manage their pain, a doctor may have suggested the possibility of trying Botox injections directly into the chewing (masseter and temporalis) muscles to relax these muscles. In addition to its well-publicized cosmetic uses, Botox has been approved by the FDA for painful conditions potentially related to TMJ, such as cervical dystonia and migraine.  When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw. Although BOTOX® treatment for these conditions is presently in its early stages; evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.


Direct excerpt from RCDSO Dispatch November/December 2013

“Members who wish to use botulinum toxin and dermal fillers may do so, but only for procedures that are within the scope of practice of dentistry. Members may inject botulinum toxin and/or dermal fillers intra-orally for either therapeutic or cosmetic purposes, or botulinum toxin extra- orally for therapeutic purposes, but in either case only if they are appropriately trained and competent to perform the procedures. It is not within the scope of practice of dentistry and members are not authorized in Ontario to inject botulinum toxin or dermal fillers extra- orally for cosmetic purposes.”

Direct excerpt from RCDSO Dispatch November/December 2013

Members who wish to use these substances as described are expected to successfully complete a course of instruction that adheres closely to the following criteria. The course should:

  • be conducted by persons who have had recognized education and training, preferably university-based, and significant experience in the parenteral administration of these substances;
  • include a didactic component with formal evaluation that addresses:
    • pharmacology of these substances;
    • physiological activity of these substances;
    • diagnosis of relevant conditions;
    • indications for the use of these substances, as well as other first-line treatment modalities;
    • contraindications for the use of these substances;
    • related head and neck anatomy;
    • adverse reactions and their management;
    • include a hands-on clinical or clinical simulation component with formal evaluation;
    • promote the critical evaluation of research and literature on related topics.

Botox and Filler Training

BOTOX AND FILLER TRAINING MODULES are available individually or as a package. Registrants are provided with an access code to view the theoretical lectures in a high-definition webinar format. This gives practitioners the flexibility to acquire the theoretical knowledge on their own time and to learn it at their own pace. A course manual is provided in a PDF format so that the lecture segments can be easily followed along. Injectors are encouraged to make notes and collect any questions that may arise. These will be answered in the private hands-on session with Dr. Sky prior to patients being injected. Once all the theory has been completed, injectors can book a ONE-ON-ONE hands-on training session with Dr. Sky Naslenas to complete this comprehensive course and obtain certification, along with 10 CE credits (level II).



TEAM TRAINING MODULE has been added to accommodate practices where a doctor would like his or her team members to become familiar with the terminology, and to acquire a wider scope of knowledge about injectables. This module allows various team members to recognize their own role within the practice of how best to support the doctor who is administering various injectables. Office managers, receptionists, hygienists and assistants can all be involved in educating our patients about injectables be it for Orofacial pain management, grinding and clenching habits, or cosmetic enhancement of a smile. The doctor will be provided with an access code to share with up to five team members. Upon course completion, the injector will be certified to perform these procedures in the office, and the entire team will receive 10 CE credits (level II).



REFRESHER MODULE was added for those practitioners who would like to have additional training in specific areas. Also, some injectors who have taken the course in the previous years may not have had time to implement their skills and would like a refresher. Some doctors may use this time to discuss managerial strategies of implementing Botox and fillers into their practices. This module is really about anything a doctor wants it to be and is allows for one-on-one attention with Dr. Sky Naslenas.