Botox and Dermal Fillers: Live-patient Training

This comprehensive, two-day, hands-on course prepares you to successfully integrate Botox® and dermal filler treatments into your practice. If you are seeking to learn the injections or just to refresh your skills and knowledge, you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of esthetic evaluation, diagnosis, appropriate injectable selection, a three-dimensional appreciation of the facial envelope as well as how to avoid and manage adverse events.
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October 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021


Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2484

November 5, 2022 to November 6, 2022


Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2974

Enrollment is limited to 24 per session


Esthetic dentistry has seen an absolute boom over the last 30 years. But creating beautiful smiles doesn’t end with the dentition, it involves all the surrounding soft tissues.  It’s time to bring your esthetic practice to the next level!

This intensive weekend begins with robust didactic presentations each morning. The human cadaver anatomy workshop establishes a solid foundation for the layer-by-layer review of the muscles of facial expression, arterial supply, innervation and location of nerves, fat compartments, and bony substructure. The afternoon sessions focus on live-patient treatment with one-on-one instructor guidance.

Learn How To

  • Identify specific areas of the aging face and features that can be improved by injectables
  • Conduct a thorough patient consultation to evaluate the potential need for and assess the suitability of facial injectables
  • Explain the biochemistry of botulinum toxins  
  • Discuss the physical properties of hyaluronic acid-based fillers and how to select the appropriate formulations
  • Identify danger zones and pertinent neurovascular anatomy in a human cadaver specimen
  • Avoid, recognize and manage adverse events
  • Correctly document treatment – in writing and photographically
  • Demonstrate aseptic standard of care
  • Understand CDC guidelines for proper handling and reconstitution of multi-use vials
  • Summarize patient aftercare

Training Methods

Lecture, case studies, instructor-led demonstrations, simulated patient injections, live-patient injections

Credits and Fees


$2,795 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due four weeks prior to the course. 

Tuition includes meals, parking, as well as injectables and most materials and supplies.  

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in esthetics/cosmetic dentistry.


16 hours

Minnesota Credits
8 Fundamental Credit Hours
8 Elective Credit Hours



8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day

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Gigi Meinecke, RN, BSN, DMD, FAGD, maintains a private practice specializing in cosmetic dentistry and facial esthetics. Dr. Meinecke received her nursing degree from The College of New Jersey and her DMD from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.  Her interest and activity in the field of facial injectables began in 2004. In addition to teaching Botox® and Dermal Fillers nationally since 2010, Dr. Meinecke is a leading figure in cosmetic and facial esthetic procedures. She provides the only injectable training that includes a cadaver review workshop.  As a committed practitioner and advocate at the national level, Dr. Meinecke seeks to expand and elevate the standards of care in facial esthetics across the domains of dentistry, medicine, and other cosmetic specialties. 

Disclosure Summary 

It is the policy of the University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.

Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose.

The following information was received from our speakers for this course. It is not assumed these financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact on course presentations. They simply are noted here to fully inform course participants.

Gigi Meineke, RN, BSN, DMD, FAGD
Stock/Shareholder: Allergan, Evolus, Revance
Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Already Registered


  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available each morning.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

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Special Instructions

Twin cities area dentists will be asked to bring patients to the training session. You will receive information regarding patients before the course.

If you do not practice within the Twin Cities area, we will work to provide a patient for you. If you require a patient during the hands-on training sessions, you must contact Bethany Cartwright, Program Manager, at least three weeks before the course.

Tuition for the course includes the cost of the injectables used on your patients.

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