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Facial Injectables in Dentistry

By Bianca Velayo, DMD

Commercial Supporter: PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

In response to the heightened interest in facial esthetics in America, this article is designed to help practitioners discover the most common facial injectables used in dentistry for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. Proper steps and techniques will be explored to maximize safety and optimize outcomes when performing facial injections. The discussion will also cover appropriate introduction and real-world conversations to establish realistic patient expectations of facial injectables for therapeutic and cosmetic use.


  • Describe indications of two common types of facial injectables used in dentistry. 
  • Recognize the working mechanisms of facial injectables. 
  • Identify anatomical structures, muscles, and surface landmarks of the face. 
  • Analyze performance techniques of facial injectables in dentistry. 

About the Author

Bianca Velayo, DMD 
is a 2015 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is the owner of Green Valley Smiles Dentistry, Henderson, Nevada. She serves as a subject-matter expert in facial injectables for the PDS University Insti­tute of Dentistry and has been administering facial injectables since 2016.


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