Blogs by Clinical Lead and aesthetic Dentist Dr Olha Vorodukhina


In this blog we discuss the importance of a treatment plan. Skincare and injectables is becoming more and more popular across the globe, from experts decoding celebrities secret “tweakments” to tell all routines on how to achieve that perfect glow.

Dr Olha is an aesthetic dentist, clinic owner and expert trainer for Cosmetic Courses, her vast experience and knowledge has established her within the aesthetic and dentist industry, along with being a key opinion leader through media outlets such as Channel 4 and BBC Radio.

Olha’s webinar will be aimed at dentists who are interested in pursuing a career in aesthetics, she will discuss the benefits, training routes plus much more!
A must see for those wanting to develop a greater understanding of aesthetics and be able to ask Olha questions!

Find out more about dentists in aesthetics here!

View our online academy here!

Are you a Dentist looking for the right Botox Courses? Our Botox Courses for Dentists have been tailored around the needs of medical professionals, helping you to enter the world of medical aesthetics and develop a successful business.

Why Dentists Should Train in Aesthetics & Botox

The lucrative industry of medical aesthetics is continually evolving, providing dentists with a valuable area to move or expand their services into. Botox and Dermal Fillers are often said to go hand in hand with dentistry, as professionals who already have training in oral and maxillofacial areas.

Botox Courses for Dentists has added benefits and value for both dentists and their patients. For example, Dermal Fillers can be used to enhance cosmetic dentistry work. Botox can also assist with non-cosmetic procedures by relaxing facial muscles and helping with symptoms experienced by those with Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. Botox treatments can usually be administered between 4 to 6 months apart, so they can even be incorporated into a patient’s routine check-up.

Transferable Skills

Dentists often make successful aesthetic practitioners thanks to their wide range of transferable skills. For example, you’ll already have an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy and injectables. Dentists are also used to working around the mouth and facial areas, so are familiar with many of the concepts covered, often giving you a head start. You may even have experience in cosmetic dentistry already and would like to receive a formal qualification or to develop your skills further.

The Benefits of Training in Aesthetics

Medical aesthetics, such as Botox training for dentists, is a highly rewarding field to move into. Professionals find numerous benefits of taking this path, including the control it gives them over their career and the increased contact time they can offer to patients. It often provides a solution for those struggling with their work-life balance, giving you greater flexibility over how and when you work.

The improved remuneration possibilities mean your earning potential will also be higher than when working in the NHS. You may even attract a new clientele to your clinic, as Botox and Dermal Filler treatments can give you the edge over your competitors.

Where to Start – What Botox Courses for Dentists We Offer

We have a selection of facial aesthetic courses for dentists. To start your journey, we’d recommend you begin with one of the following training routes.

Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler Training

This full-day Botox course for dentists introduces you to the world of Botox and Dermal Fillers, covering theoretical, practical and business basics.

Level 7 Certificate in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine

Our Level 7 injectables course is an accredited qualification, providing comprehensive training in medical aesthetic techniques.

Why Choose Cosmetic Courses?

  • As one of the longest established UK providers of Botox training for dentists, we offer the highest standards of training.
  • Many of our hand-picked team of trainers are dentists themselves, so we can tailor training around your needs and experience.
  • We provide a variety of learning opportunities, including the chance to practice on live models.
  • All our Botox courses for medical professionals are CPD certified and recognised by leading insurance providers.
  • Receive ongoing support and mentorship after course completion.

Book Your Botox Course for Dentists Now

If you’re interested in our Botox Courses for Dentists, call now on 01844 390110 to find out more.

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting and demonstrating at Professional Dentistry in London.

Date: 8th & 9th February 2019 

Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Stand: B43

Our midlands clinical lead Dr Olha Vorodyukhina will also be demonstrating the latest in Lip Augmentation at the Aesthetics Treatments Theatre on Saturday 9th February at 11am.

We will also be offering exclusive deals on our stand throughout the two days so be sure to pop by!

Professional Dentistry is held over 4 locations across the UK and is a must in the UK dentistry calendar. Following the success of the launch event, Professional Dentistry will be returning to the Manchester on the 2nd & 3rd November 2018. Attracting over 650 professionals, this event will create significant development opportunities for the dental sector.

Dr Olha Vorodukhina at Professional Dentistry dr olha

Dr Olha will be at the BUSINESS OF DENTISTRY THEATRE on 2nd November 2018 demonstrating and discussing “Lips Augmentation: Safe, Predictable, Modern Approach”

Dr Olha Vorodyukhina graduated in dentistry in 2005 from the Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy. She moved to the UK in 2009 and helped her husband run his aesthetic clinic in the Midlands whilst studying for her overseas Registration exam with the GDC, and through this she become interested in aesthetics and decided to train in the industry herself.

Olya completed the majority of her training with Cosmetic Courses and now divides her time between aesthetic and dental work and she also trains with us here at Cosmetic Courses.

In 2017 Dr Olha launched Cosmetic Courses in Nottingham and leads our entire West and East Midlands Training Academy’s.

Dr Olha is looking forward to attending Professional Dentistry this year and even more so having the opportunity to share her expert knowledge on the exciting world of aesthetics. 

Find out more about the Professional Dentistry events and how to get your tickets by visiting their website here. 

Are you a dentist thinking about a career in aesthetics? Here are four reasons why it could be a great move for you.

 1. You’ll be a natural 

As a dentist, you’re great with injections, have an aesthetic eye (particularly if you’ve taken additional cosmetic dentistry courses), and have specialist training in the oral and maxillofacial areas.

And unlike most medical professionals, the face is where you spend your whole working day.

With an expert understanding of facial anatomy, you arguably have a head start over many other medical professionals when it comes to administering facial treatments. And the chances are you’ll be better equipped to deal with any complications that arise too.

2. You’ll increase your income

Attending one of our Botox and filler courses for dentists will offer a real shot in the arm for your career. Firstly because you’ll be able to offer Botox and filler treatments to enhance your service to your dental patients.

If they’re generally unhappy with their mouth area, you can offer extra treatments to help – for example, adding volume to lips, improving nose-mouth grooves or reducing marionette lines – alongside the dental work they need.

This is probably the easiest win, as it creates a new income stream from your existing patients. But you’ll also attract new aesthetic patients who may not have come to you for dental treatment alone.

Once you’ve won their trust with great treatments, they may choose you for their dental work too.

3. Your days will be more varied

Though you may love your dentistry work, and enjoy patient contact, sometimes you’d like to have a break from fillings!

Training in Botox and fillers will give you the flexibility of a ‘portfolio’ career. You can split your working week in a way that suits you. You might want to dedicate certain days to aesthetic treatments, or break up your days by allocating some appointments to aesthetics and some to dentistry. Either way, you’ll never be bored!

4. Your friends and family will love you!

Ask anybody who knows you, and they’ll tell you how great it is to be acquainted with a dentist. When it comes to our health and our bodies, it’s incredibly handy to have an expert we know and trust who we can ask for advice – or better still, go to for our treatment.

And if that dentist is also able to offer safe, effective anti-ageing treatments, even better!

Find out more about Botox and filler courses for dentists

Cosmetic Courses have offered expert Botox training for dentists and other medical professionals since 2002. If you’d like to find out more about training in Botox and fillers, please contact the team on 01844 318317 or email [email protected].

An enterprising dental practice in Carlisle has come up with a cunning plan to make treatment more accessible to patients.

The Centre for Dentistry has applied to Carlisle City Council to convert part of the Sainsbury’s in Caldewgate to a dental surgery.

But not just any dental surgery.

The plan is to offer cosmetic treatments, including chemical peels and Botox, to shoppers in the store.

Dentists and Botox alongside the beans

Thanks to a long-standing partnership, the business already operates in 25 Sainsbury’s stores around the UK. But if given the go-ahead, the Carlisle surgery will be the first to offer aesthetic treatments.

Subject to approval by councillors, the surgery will be open from Monday to Saturday, with an emergency clinic on Sundays. It will be in a prime position right at the front of the store.

The firm bills itself as “a new and very different kind of dental practice offering general, cosmetic and specialist dentistry to all”. And with innovative plans like these it’s hard to disagree.

Any Botox for you today Madam?

Offering Botox and other non-surgical treatments in the reassuringly familiar surroundings of the supermarket will no doubt help to demystify the treatments.

What once required a daunting trip to a specialist skin clinic will become as routine as picking up something for dinner.

Add in the sheer convenience of being situated somewhere people return time and time again and it seems likely shoppers will be tempted to give treatment a try.

A spokesman for the company said: “Our practices are situated conveniently in selected Sainsbury’s supermarkets throughout the UK. By working in a close partnership with Sainsbury’s, we can provide highly convenient, friendly and complete dental services.

“This is a good alternative to expensive, privately run high street dentists or busy NHS dentists with long waiting lists.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “The Centre for Dentistry are progressing plans for a new site and we look forward to planning decision in the near future.”

Cosmetic Courses have been bringing Dentists and Botox together since 2002, with our expert Botox courses for Dentists. For information on any of our training courses, please call the team on 01844 390110 or email [email protected].




Are you a dentist thinking about moving into facial aesthetics? Our courses have been helping dentists launch aesthetic careers since 2002. One of those dentists, Dr Agata Smolen, now works with our sister company Aurora Skin Clinics in Northampton.

Here Dr Agata Smolen talks about the benefits of Botox training for dentists.

Tell us about your background

I graduated in dentistry in Poland in 2009, and worked as a dental associate for 4 years before moving to England. I went to Bristol first, then settled in Oxford. I now work full-time as a dentist, splitting my week between Oxford and Lechlade. Two Saturdays a month I offer aesthetic treatments at Aurora in Northampton.

Why did you decide to train in aesthetics?

Largely because of my work with cosmetic dentistry. Seeing the joy it brought when I improved areas people were concerned about made me think of other ways I could help.

How did you hear about Cosmetic Courses?

I found them online. I Googled ‘Botox training for dentists’ and they were one of the first pages. After exploring the website, I knew they were right for me. They had fantastic feedback from delegates, a great team, convenient location and a good variety of courses and dates.

Which courses did you take?

I started with foundation Botox and Fillers, then added the Lip Specialist day. I came back for advanced Botox and Fillers, which is when Adrian offered me a position with Aurora.

What was your training like?

I really enjoyed my courses, learned lots and met some amazing people. I had all the time I needed and could ask the trainers anything. The whole team were always willing to help. Patient and professional with both patients and students.

What do you enjoy most about aesthetics?

Aesthetic work has lots in common with dentistry. It feels great to boost someone’s confidence by improving something they’re unhappy with. Our face is our first impression, and changing one detail can make a huge difference. For me it’s a privilege to help make that happen.

Would you recommend Botox training for dentists?

Aesthetic medicine complements dentistry perfectly. When dentists look at someone, teeth aren’t all we see. It’s the face as a whole. The beauty of Botox training for dentists is that it helps us treat patients holistically, improving the entire face. You already have the necessary manual skills (working with injections every day), and a good aesthetic eye. Aesthetic medicine is the logical next step!

For more information on Botox training for dentists, please feel free to contact the team.

Are you a dentist looking for more from your career? Perhaps you’d like to continue using your practical skills and aesthetic eye, but in a new way – and increasing your income in the process?

At Cosmetic Courses, we’ve spent the last 15 years training dentists in Botox and Dermal Filler techniques. Some were looking to offer aesthetic treatments part-time alongside their existing practice, and others were looking for a complete career change.

If you are a dentist thinking about your next move, read on to find out what aesthetic training could do for you.

The top 3 ways a Botox training course could enhance your career

 1. You can offer Botox treatment as an additional service to your dental patients

Some dentists we train are looking to add Botox and dermal filler treatments around the mouth to their existing portfolio, so they can enhance the dental service they provide. Treatment to add volume to lips, improve nasiolabial folds and reduce marionette lines can be combined with dental treatment to give patients a more dramatic improvement to the entire mouth area. This is probably the ‘easiest win’ as it represents a brand new revenue stream from your existing client base.

 2. You can attract a whole new clientele looking purely for aesthetic treatments

Non-surgical procedures like Botox and dermal fillers can attract new patients who would not have come to your practice for dental treatment alone. These patients may come to you for aesthetic treatment in the first instance, and once they have built up a relationship with you, may also choose you for their dental treatment. Expanding your aesthetic repertoire further to include treatments that complement Botox and fillers, for example Dermaroller and Chemical Peels, will give your patients even more reasons to keep coming back to you.

 3.  You can train up colleagues within your practice to perform the techniques

When you have completed your own Botox training course, you will be able to instruct your fellow dentists in the techniques. Lots of our dental delegates at Cosmetic Courses have gone on to train other dentists and hygienists within their practice in non-surgical treatments.

Having more colleagues trained in the techniques will not only increase your capacity to offer aesthetic treatments at your practice, it’ll give you the flexibility to go off and learn more aesthetic techniques while your colleagues ‘hold the fort’. You’ll also be better placed to respond to patient demand, adjusting the balance of your dental and aesthetic appointments to meet patients’ needs. If more people are looking for aesthetic treatments than dental appointments, you’ll be able to accommodate them – and crucially, have a constant revenue stream.

For more information on our Botox training courses, or any of our programme of aesthetic training courses, please contact the team on 01844 390110 or email [email protected].