Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin


The Board may issue a permit to a general dentist who applies on forms prescribed by the Board and pays the fee as required by Section 20-05-01-01(1). The permit is subject to biennial renewal at the time of renewal of the dental license. Renewal fee - $100.

The applicant must complete a course and received satisfactory training in a residency or other educational program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association; or

The applicant must successfully complete a Board approved course within three months of application. The Board advises practitioners to provide a comprehensive copy of the CE coursework for the Board’s review prior to taking the course. Without evidence of course content the application may be denied. The course must be Board approved. 

The following courses are approved and meet the requirements of the NDBDE. However, if the DDS takes parts that exclude the requirements set forth in the Administrative Rules, the course will not be accepted. Please review content required shown below.

American Academy of Facial Esthetics AAFE Botox & Dermal Filler  &  AAFE Frontline TMJ & Facial Pain Therapy course

Facial Anatomy for Comprehensive Esthetic Seminars (FACES) course.  

DentaSpa Seminars - Botox, Dermal Fillers & Aesthetics

Required content of courses shall include neurophysiology, including facial tissues, parasympathetic, sympathetic, and peripheral nervous systems relative to the peri-oral tissue, and facial architecture, and:

  • Patient assessment and consultation for Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers;
  • Indications and contraindications for techniques;
  • Proper preparation and delivery techniques for desired outcomes;
  • Enhancing and finishing esthetic dentistry cases with dermal fillers;
  • Botulinum neurotoxin treatment of temporomandibular joint syndrome and bruxism;
  • Knowledge of adverse reactions and management and treatment of possible complications;
  • Patient evaluation for best esthetic and therapeutic outcomes;
  • Integrating botulinum neurotoxin and dermal filler therapy into dental therapeutic and esthetic treatment plans; and
  • Live patient hands-on training, including diagnosis, treatment planning, and proper dosing and deliver of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

A dentist specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery is not required to hold the permit for use of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin use.

Use of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin is limited to the practice of dentistry as defined in NDCC § 43-28-01(7).  

Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin Permit Initial Application

Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin Permit RENEWAL  Application