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Live-patient treatment courses in Botox and TMJ/facial pain lead off ADA 2015

September 29, 2015

By David Burger

Dr. Malcmacher
Washington — Along with another course, the Botox Therapy for Every Dental Practice: Live-Patient Treatment Course will kick off the continuing education slate bright and early at 8 a.m. Nov. 4 at ADA 2015 – America's Dental Meeting.

Dr. Louis Malcmacher, along with faculty of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, will teach the Botox course, the first of two all-day courses he will lead at the annual meeting.  On Nov. 5, he will teach the Frontline TMJ, Headaches, Orofacial Pain Therapy Live-Patient Course, presented in cooperation with AAFE.

The two live-patient courses will "present the most current evidence-based information in these areas and teach dentists the hands-on skills they need to get the best possible treatment outcomes for facial pain and facial esthetics," Dr. Malcmacher said.

"Nothing compares to a live-patient training course," he said. "You learn how to evaluate, diagnose, treatment plan and then actually treat your patient with one-on-one mentoring."

In the Botox course, Dr. Malcmacher, who practices in Cleveland, will help attendees learn to integrate Botox into their practices. The course is tailored to serve both beginners and dentists with more advanced knowledge.

"There is lots of misinformation about Botox," Dr. Malcmacher said. "Many dentists think it is only for wrinkles and don't know what it is, how it works and its many uses in dentistry. In my own practice, I use Botox for dental/facial esthetics, temporomandibular joint syndrome, orofacial pain therapy, trigger point therapy, bruxism therapy, dental sleep medicine and for many restorative, esthetic and implant cases."

The TMJ and orofacial pain live patient course will teach attendees to successfully treat orofacial pain, headaches and TMJ with effective non-surgical, reversible and minimally invasive treatments.

"The field of TMJ and orofacial pain has been one of the most frustrating fields in dentistry, so much that many dentists actually shy away or are afraid of these patients," Dr. Malcmacher said. "The American Academy of Facial Esthetics teaches dentists a systemic approach to finding, diagnosing and treating trigger points which make up the bulk of TMJ and orofacial pain."

He said that the area of facial esthetics and facial pain treatment are rapidly developing dental fields, and that general-practice dentists can especially benefit from the course. "These new services are highly desirable by patients and is a great addition to every dental clinician who wants the best possible therapeutic and esthetic outcomes," Dr. Malcmacher said.

He continued: "These courses are for those dentists that want to significantly grow their dental practice. There is no better way to learn these skills than through the AAFE live-patient training at the ADA annual meeting."

The course codes for the Botox and TMJ courses are 4101 and 5201, respectively.

Dr. Malcmacher will also be teaching two sessions of Hands-On Medical Emergency Readiness for Every Dental Office on Nov. 6, with one from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and the second 1 to 3:30 p.m. The course codes are 6201 and 6211, respectively.  

Registration for ADA 2015 is open online at Registration fees and CE course fees increase after Oct. 9.

For a list of courses planned, visit

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