Most dentists are afraid or try to ignore their patients who have TMJ pain, primarily because of lack of training, confidence and successful results in treating these patients. The investment in adding trigger point therapy for TMJ/Orofacial pain and co-morbid treatment to your practice is purely the cost of skill based training. In other words, there is no capital investment in most of these areas and there is no lab fee. Once these skills are learned, you have them for the rest of your career. The highest ROI you will ever have is in skill based training as it pays off quickly and the benefits continue for years to come.
98% of dental professionals who take Botox training also take Frontline TMJ/Orofacial trigger point training along with it. The reason is these two therapies completely complement each other. Botox has been successfully used in TMJ therapy for over 20 years with outstanding therapeutic results.
The below results from the AAFE member dentist profitability survey will show the profitability potential of trigger point therapy in conjunction with Botox/Xeomin.
Trigger Point Treatment
The average trigger point treatment appointment took approximately 12 minutes with the actual injection time being 7 minutes or less. Each trigger point injection had an average patient fee of $150 when lidocaine is used. When botulinum toxin is used for these injections, the patient fee was $60 per trigger point injection plus a $13 per unit cost of botulinum toxin. The average treatment was 4 trigger point areas with a patient production fee of $976 with a profit of $676.
Do you have a treatment room free on a daily basis for a 12 minute procedure that can add anywhere from $400 to $2500 of profit (not productivity, real profit) for frontline TMJ trigger point treatment with Botox? And that is on just one patient a month. More patients adds a dramatic increase in your production with adding this therapy to your practice.
And you can finally have an evidence based successful treatment regimen for your TMJ patients. Instead of ignoring them, you can provide outstanding treatment outcomes and become the go-to practice for physicians and other dentists to refer their patients to for this therapy.
Click here to read Dr. Ryan Fleming’s personal experience as a TMJ sufferer and now gets physician referrals constantly to treat orofacial pain patients.
One more thing – you can join many other AAFE dental practices that bill this treatment to medical insurance who will reimburse you for this therapy.
Click Here to find out about AAFE Botox, Dermal Filler and Frontline TMJ/Orofacial Pain Therapy Live Patient Training in your city or near you. Join the thousands of dentists already providing this treatment for better esthetic and therapeutic outcomes than ever before.