The Ben-Pat Institute is offering a comprehensive Injection and Botox Course designed for professionals eager to enhance their skills in a variety of injection techniques March 1 and 2. This hands-on course is the perfect opportunity for practitioners who wish to advance their treatment options for pain patients and incorporate Botox as a valuable adjunct therapy.

Extensive review of head and neck anatomy

Participants in this course will delve into an extensive review of head and neck anatomy, an essential foundation for any professional dealing with facial treatments. The course meticulously covers the practical aspects, demonstrating the specific situations in which injections are beneficial. With a focus on a hands-on approach, students will not only witness these techniques but also perform injections themselves, all under the stringent supervision of experienced faculty.

Among the many techniques that will be covered are advanced trigger point injections for myofascial pain, TMJ injections for various therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, and nerve blocks that are crucial in the treatment of myofascial pain, facial neuralgias, and headaches. Additionally, the course will teach greater occipital injections for occipital neuralgia and temporalis tendon injections, rounding off a comprehensive skill set for participants.

Use of Botox

The second segment of the course is particularly groundbreaking as it incorporates Botulinum Toxin (Botox) into the curriculum. While Botox is not recommended as a standalone initial treatment, it is highlighted as an excellent complementary therapy to orthotic treatments commonly used in clinical settings. The course will equip practitioners with knowledge about the correct muscle sites for injection, the appropriate depths and dilutions, and the management of potential side effects. This ensures that patients receive the best possible therapeutic and cosmetic outcomes.

Moreover, the course will explore the use of Botox for treating chronic muscle problems, migraine headaches, and bruxism—conditions that may not be fully addressed by current treatment modalities. Emphasis will be placed on safety, risk factors, and patient evaluation to ensure optimal results.

It’s important to note that while this course provides a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, practitioners must adhere to the specific laws and regulations of their state regarding the use of Botox and injection techniques.

More about the course

The course will be held on March 1-2 in Atlanta, Georgia, and offers 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The fee for enrollment is $1,995 for dentists, which includes 25 units of botulinum toxin for practice during the course. Participants have the option to administer the Botox to a subject they bring along.

For those interested in taking their professional skills to the next level, more information is available at You can also call (918) 633-2778 to register. Spaces are limited, so prompt action is advised to secure a spot in this transformative course.