Botox and TMJ

UCSF Parnassus Campus

UCSF office of Continuing Dental Education is excited to offer our dental community a Botox and TMJ course! Please see the course outline and prerequisites requirements below.

If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to complete a quick survey to let us know which course date(s) work best for you. (You may select more than one date or enter an alternative).

Botox hands-on in the morning and TMJ hands-on training in the afternoon. Attendees can add AAFE membership at a discounted rate for $297 and be able to bring an assistant, as well as privy to all regular AAFE member benefits, and then each attendee will get 1 50U vial of Xeomin, but if more is needed, more can be bought on site during the training.

Level 1 Botox Course Outline

  • Patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxins
  • Indications and contraindications for these pharmaceutical agents
  • In depth instruction in the anatomy, neurophysiology, musculature and circulatory system of the oral and maxillofacial areas
  • Patient evaluation for the best dental and facial esthetic and therapeutic outcomes
  • Review of sterile technique as it relates to the use of injectable pharmacologic agents
  • Safety and risk issues for botulinum toxin injectable therapy
  • Learn the physiology and pharmacology of oral and maxillo-facial injectable treatment
  • Integrating botulinum neurotoxin therapy into therapeutic and esthetic treatment plans
  • Smoothing lip lines and eliminating vertical “smokers” lines
  • Learn the best treatment techniques including anatomical muscle sites, muscle depths, proper preparation and dilution for the best oral and maxillofacial therapeutic and esthetic outcomes
  • Botulinium toxin therapeutic treatment for bruxism to relieve TMJ syndrome
  • How to avoid, manage, and treat possible adverse reactions and complications
  • Live patient training including comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning, proper dosing and delivery of botulinum neurotoxin and dermal fillers
  • Proper fee structures for oral and maxillofacial injectable treatment
  • All necessary office forms and informed consents needed to begin treating patients immediately
  • This course is recognized by and will help in securing liability insurance
  • Observe many model patients during the day
  • One on one comprehensive mentored instruction as you work hands-on your model patient

TMJ Course Outline

  • How to quickly identify and diagnose facial pain patients in your practice – they are everywhere and have been asking you for treatment!
  • A step by step comprehensive patient examination and evaluation including a one minute maxillofacial neurological exam, a one minute otic exam, and a thorough head and neck muscle examination
  • Learn why you should not initially spend a dollar on expensive equipment for facial pain diagnosis and treatment
  • Learn the two most important tools used to diagnose myofascial pain – one is free and the other one will cost you one penny each!
  • Learn the real secret of the role of occlusion in orofacial pain – don’t suffer from occlusion confusion any more.
  • Simple, easy ways to quickly identify if facial pain is coming from the TMJ, neuralgia, ear, eyes, or facial muscles
  • Trigger point injections – learn how to precisely identify and inject trigger points for instant and long term pain relief
  • Understand when to use different chemotherapeutics such as sterile saline, lidocaine, and botulinum toxin for differential diagnosis, pain management, and the best short-term and long-term successful therapeutic outcomes
  • Learn when to treat and when to refer orofacial pain patients
  • Common sense diagnosis and treatment planning for TMJ syndrome, headaches and orofacial pain patients
  • Medical insurance reimbursement for the dental/medical practice for myofascial pain patients with a full list of diagnosis and treatment codes to help you get started immediately
  • Observe many model patients during the day
  • One on one comprehensive mentored instruction as you work hands-on your model patient

Mandatory Prerequisites

  • Complete the 12 hours of online lecture videos. This is the didactic portion and must be done before the training date, or you will not be able to participate in the hands-on course. You obtain access to these once you are paid and registered.


UCSF Parnassus Campus



The course has limited space and will be available on a first come, first served basis.