The Use of Neurotoxins (Botox®) in Dentistry

November 23, 2021
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Amanda Sheehan, DDS
The Use of Neurotoxins (Botox®) in Dentistry

Course Objectives

1 CE Credit

Botox® and other neurotoxins have been shown to be effective in the treatment of occlusal parafunction, gummy smiles, and more. This course will cover the rationale, clinical indications and safe usage protocols of neurotoxins in dentistry. Handling of the product, injection techniques and anatomical considerations will also be explored.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the use and application of neurotoxins for treatment of parafunction, bruxism, clenching, and gummy smiles.
  • Recognize anatomical considerations of the masseter, temporalis and other muscles of the face when utilizing neurotoxins.
  • Apply safe application protocols using the appropriate mapping and injection technique.

Botox is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

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Recognition & Approval

Pace Approval

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2024 to 2/29/2028.
Provider ID# 216789

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Amanda Sheehan, DDS

Dr. Amanda Sheehan owns and operates a private practice in Waterford, Michigan that focuses on surgical and prosthetic reconstruction. She was awarded the Diplomate designation from the American Board of Oral Implantology, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She also holds a Fellowship in the American Academy of Clear Aligners and a Master’s from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Sheehan is the first and only female dentist in the state of Michigan who is board-certified in Dental Implants. As the Faculty Director of the esteemed Resnik Implant Institute, she mentors colleagues on implant surgery and prosthetics.

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