Patients For the best learning experience, please bring your own patients. You can bring up to 2 patients per session. Please let your patients know that they must be available for approximately 3-4 hours, as this is a teaching course. Attendees are solely responsible for treatment of their patients at this course. You will treat your patient as you would in your office. The hands-on portion of the course will be arranged in Groups A, B and C and is dependent on meeting size. Groups will be determined the morning of the meeting. Patients should arrive when the hands-on portion of the course begins or when you have a better understanding of what group you are in. If you choose not to bring a patient, you may observe the hands-on portion of the course. No pets and no children in the classroom!
Checklists for Botulinum Toxin Training Course – Please bring the following:
- The patient’s chart
- Please update the patient’s health history and perform an appropriate dental examination
- Two sterilized dental anesthetic syringes. (Needles will be provided)
- Your preferred local anesthetic.
- Botox / Sodium Chloride Bacteriostatic Solution
- Digital camera to document patient prior to injections.(Camera phones work also)
- Loupes/headlights if you use them in your practice.
- Please bring sterile mirror and explorers for dental examination
Tips for choosing a patient for the botulinum toxin training course:
- TMJ, orofacial pain, headache and bruxism patients are good candidates for this course.
- The patient should be healthy, with no active skin infections, and have a clean medical history.
- Patients with neurological, autoimmune, and immunological diseases are not ideal candidates, as well as people with long term systematic diseases.
- Patients, who bruise easily, because of medications or other disease processes, may not be good candidates.
- The patient should not be needle phobic.
- The patient may have some swelling and/or bruising after treatment. We recommend that the patient not have any important life events occurring within two weeks of treatment.
Please review and share the following list of pre-operative instructions with each of your patients. Botulinum Toxin Pre-Treatment Instructions: In an ideal situation, it is prudent to follow some simple guidelines before treatment that can make all the difference between a fair result and/or great result, by reducing some possible side effects associated with the injections. We realize this is not always possible; however, minimizing these risks is always desirable.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Alcohol may thin the blood which will increase the risk of bruising.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications ideally, for a period of two weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wart, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
- Schedule botulinum toxin appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring, i.e., wedding, vacation, etc. It is not desirable to have a very special event occurring and be bruised from an injection which could have been avoided.
California Guidelines Specifically For Dentists
- California dentists may use pharmacological agents such as botulinum toxin and dermal fillers only in conjunction with a bona fide dental treatment plan in accordance with Business and Professions Code section 1625 and that any cosmetic benefit from the use of such agents is incidental to the therapeutic use of those agents.
- All hands-on training involving botulinum toxin and dermal filler procedures on live models/patients must be performed in conjunction with a bona fide dental treatment plan in accordance with Business and Professions Code section 1625.
- At the course, attendees shall be required to provide written confirmation to AAFE that they have performed an appropriate dental examination and history on the model/patient and that the botulinum toxin and dermal filler procedure is part of a bona fide dental treatment plan in accordance with Business and Professions Code section 1625.
- The AAFE will have all the necessary health history, diagnosis, and treatment forms at the course in order to comply with the above requirements.
- Attendees will need to bring botulinum toxin and dermal fillers to the course for patient treatment – please see above for ordering instructions.
- Attendees must be licensed in California to treat patients.
- Every model patient must sign an informed consent prior to treatment. Consents will be provided at each course and there will be no exceptions.
We have the right to refuse treatment to any patient. If you have any questions about your patient, please email Dr. Malcmacher at Drlouis@FacialEsthetics.org . IMPORTANT: Cancellation Policy Registration is fully refundable only if course is cancelled by The American Academy of Facial Esthetics. We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason and cannot be responsible for hotel deposits or non-refundable airline tickets or other associated fees. Hotel locations may change depending on circumstances beyond our control. No refunds for online courses. We take no responsibility regarding state medical or dental board requirements. Participants are responsible for determining whether they are able to perform these procedures at our courses and in their own practices. We are not responsible for decisions or changes made by state medical/dental board about their state practice acts prior to our courses. Registration is also fully refundable no later than 5 PM same date one month before course minus $995 handling fee. No refunds after same date one month before the first course that you registered for. At our discretion, you may be able to change to another date and location but there will be no refund available should you cancel out of that course or fail to show up.
No pets and no children in the classroom!