Introduction to Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers in Dentistry

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  • Introduction to Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers in DentistryApr 2, 20229:00 am - 12:00 pm


Digitally through the University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Injectable substances have been used to treat certain clinical entities as well as enhance cosmetic outcomes.  Botox was used early by ophthalmologists, Jean and Alistair Carruthers in the late 1980’s and was approved for cosmetic use in 2002.  Its use was pioneered in 1978 for blepharospasm by Dr Alan B. Scott then expanded by the Carruthers for cosmetic use.  Botox has been used both cosmetically and therapeutically to treat both the muscles of facial expression as well as the masticatory muscles in temporomandibular dysfunction.  As its use has become more and more popular, various health practitioners have been involved in its delivery depending on local jurisdictions.  Understanding the injectable substance and the anatomy that it is being injecting into will aid in improving outcomes and help to prevent complications.  Knowing the mechanism of action of the drug will help to educate patients so they can understand what the injectables can do, and more importantly, what their limitations are.  The material itself is delicate and expensive (most expensive substance on earth by weight), and it is delicate to mix.  Instructions on this aspect will be demonstrated as it improves clinical response.  Injectables also include fillers and the lipolytic deoxycholic acid, Kybella.  Scope of practice is dictated by provincial regulatory bodies that determine which professional group can administer those substances.  These guidelines will be covered to determine practitioner eligibility in Manitoba.


  • Understand the therapeutic uses of Botulism toxin within the maxillofacial region.
  • Anatomic comprehension of where the injections are aimed and what structures to avoid.
  • Be able to prepare and handle Botox.
  • Know the risks and complications of injecting Botox.
  • Have a basic understanding of other injectables.


Murray L. Fain, D.M.D., F.R.C.D.(C)

University of Manitoba was Dr. Fain’s alma mater for degrees in Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is American Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Fain’s interest in cosmetic surgery arose when studying for his American boards.  It was a requirement to have knowledge on the subject, so he attended a number of courses in the US, and fortunately, has been able to practice that scope in B.C. Dr. Fain’s Botox training was actually with the Carruthers, who pioneered the use of Botox for cosmetic use. He has been 28 years in private practice in White Rock, BC, focusing on orthognathic surgery and implantology.  His scope includes facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as trauma and all aspects of minor oral surgery. He has taught in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs at University of Manitoba as well as the undergraduate program and general practice residency program at UBC.  Dr. Fain served as chief of surgery at his main hospital for 5 years and has an excellent association with fellow colleagues in Plastics and ENT, which has allowed collaboration in a number of cosmetic surgical cases. He is married with two daughters, and two dogs.  In his free time, they love to travel, often scuba diving as a family.  This was learned in Manitoba in West hawk Lake.  Archery and fishing were two other Manitoba skills that carried into adulthood as hobbies as well.


Dentist:     $195

Dental Hygienist:   $95

Dental Assistant:    $65

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Refund Policy

Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

Study Credits

This course provides up to 3 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 Subject Code 010

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