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Botox and Dermal Filler Training with Cadaver Anatomy Review Workshop


Gigi M

In addition to covering more areas than any other injectable training course, FACES remains the only course that includes a cadaver anatomy workshop in addition to live patient training. This courses covers nearly all facial cosmetic indications for Botox as well as masseter and temporalis. Areas included in the dermal filler segment includes lips, chin, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, pre-jowl sulcus, and philtral columns. Instruction in blunt end cannula is another element separating FACES training from all other foundational level training. FACES education is designed to build your confidence as an injector and prepares you to go back to your practice to safely and confidently inject patients. (16 total hours)

Course Objectives

  • Describe areas of the aging face and features that can be improved by use of Botox and dermal fillers
  • Perform a patient consultation to evaluate the potential need for and assess the suitability of facial injectables
  • Identify muscles of facial expression and muscles of mastication in a human cadaver* specimen
  • Explain CDC guidelines for proper asepsis in medication reconstitution and multi-use vials
  • Describe proper treatment documentation
  • Identify danger zones and pertinent neurovascular anatomy in a human cadaver* specimen
  • Avoid, recognize and manage adverse events

About Dr. Meinicke

Dr. Gigi Meinecke has been active in the field of facial injectables since 2004. Her organization, “FACES,” provides cosmetic and therapeutic injectable training for medical and dental professionals with a core focus on comprehensive facial anatomy. Her courses integrate cadaver study with live patient injections.  

In addition to teaching nationally, Dr. Meinecke is the Facial Injectables Course Director and Instructor at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. 


“A Sunday Morning Stroll Through Some Anesthesia/Sedation Concepts”

A Sunday Morning Stroll through Some Anesthesia/Sedation Concepts” will be more than a four hour course, thereby exceeding the minimal requirement to satisfy the state’s requirements for sedation permit holders. Local anesthesia will be discussed as it affects every dentist. Nitrous oxide is being used by a vast majority of dentists and will be covered. Capnography, its development and utilization will be reviewed. Advanced airways and reversal agents are on the agenda to go over. Finally, minimal sedation with triazolam will be covered.
Course Objectives
  • Review the history of anesthesia
  • Discuss the levels of sedation
  • Review concepts associated with capnography
  • Revisit contraindications with nitrous oxide and COVID implications
  • Analyze articaine and judge why certain groups of people have issues getting numb
  • Appraise new (and old) armamentarium and concepts with local anesthesia delivery
  • Review Tennessee sedation inspections
  • Assess the required reversal agents
  • Discuss advanced airways
  • Investigate the use of triazolam in sedation and when it can be used without a permit

About Dr. Carroccia

Dr. Anthony Carroccia has spoken about sedation and anesthesia for over 10 years, first beginning with assistant and hygienist certification courses for the state of Tennessee. He is a key opinion leader on nitrous oxide having spoken at ADA and AGD meetings multiple times on the topic in addition to publications as well as a textbook chapter. Dr. Carroccia has been the grave of Dr. Horace Wells and considers lecturing to medical anesthesiology residents in the Ether Dome as one of his greatest honors. He also has lectured on chemical dependence for offices, dental societies, and the state of Tennessee Department of Health.

Dr. Carroccia is an MAGD and a two-time LLSR recipient. He is a Diplomate of the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation and Education and a Master of the College of Sedation in Dentistry from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. In Tennessee, he is Chair of the TDA’s Anesthesia, Sedation and Scope of Practice Committee as well as a Sedation Facility Inspector.  


October 8 – 9, 2021 – 8:00AM – 5:00PM

October 10, 2021 – 8:00AM – 12:00PM


Interfaith Dental Clinic
600 Hill Ave

Nashville, TN 37210

The TNAGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2023.
Provider ID# 219327