Frontline TMJ, Headaches, and Orofacial Pain Therapy for Every Practice

Jul 18-19, 2014

Botulinum toxin (Botox) Training included!

Course Information and Outline

Day 1 -Frontline TMJ, Headaches, and Facial Pain Therapy For Every Practice

  • 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 best short-term and long-term therapeutic outcomes
  • Learn when to treat and when to refer orofacial pain patients
  • Common sense diagnosis treatment planning for TMJ syndrome and orofacial pain patients
  • Understand the use of chemotherapeutics such as lidocaine and botulinum toxin for simple and effective pain management and differential diagnosis
  • 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
  • How to integrate these services into your practice immediately
  • Observe many model patients during the day
  • One on one comprehensive mentored instruction as you work hands-on your model patient
  • Full botulinum toxin for therapeutic and esthetic uses occurs on day 2

Day 2 –  Botulinum Toxin for Best Therapeutic and Esthetic Outcomes

  • Patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxin 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
  • 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
  • Knowledge of possible adverse reactions, how to avoid adverse reactions, and management and treatment of possible complications
  • Live patient training including diagnosis, treatment planning, proper dosing and delivery of botulinum neurotoxin (Botox)
  • Proper fee structures for oral and maxillofacial injectable treatment
  • All the customizable office forms and informed consent needed to begin treating patients immediately
  • This course will help in securing malpractice liability insurance
  • Observe many model patients during the day
  • One on one comprehensive mentored instruction as you work hands-on your model patient

AAFE courses provide training equal to and often exceeding the education taught in academic communities around the world over the last 5 decades.  This AAFE ”mini-residency” includes this level I Frontline course along with the level II Frontline course and will connect the medical and dental evidence and experience in the treatment of TMJ syndrome, headaches, and myofascial pain.


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