Cosmetic Injectables Training for Dental Therapists

The allure for cosmetic procedures in New Zealand is burgeoning, drawing in a wide swath of the population. Although venturing into medical aesthetics might not be an instinctive progression for dental therapists, incorporating offerings such as Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers can serve as a gateway to the flourishing aesthetics market. This sector alone garners an annual spending of over $350 million just for anti-wrinkle treatments, presenting a lucrative opportunity for diversification.


Why Dental Therapists should train in aesthetic injectables

We firmly believe that dental therapists are particularly well-positioned to excel in both aesthetic injectables training and within the broader medical aesthetics industry. Here's why:

Dental therapists have an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy, providing them with a unique advantage when administering aesthetic treatments.

Dental therapists often have existing relationships with patients, which can facilitate an easier transition into offering new aesthetic services.

Being already accustomed to a clinical setting equips dental therapists with the operational skills necessary for aesthetic treatments, from sterility to patient consultations.

Dental therapists are well-versed in medical protocols and regulations, offering a smooth transition into the highly regulated field of medical aesthetics.

Diversifying into aesthetics allows for a broader skill set, making dental therapists more versatile healthcare providers.


Training in medical aesthetics and adding injectable therapies such as Botox® and dermal fillers to your clinics’ range of treatments can come with a variety of benefits.

The high demand for aesthetic treatments translates into an additional income stream, enhancing the financial health of your practice

Offering a wider range of services under one roof can improve patient satisfaction and loyalty, reducing the likelihood of them seeking services elsewhere.

Adding aesthetic services can elevate the brand image of your practice, positioning you as a comprehensive healthcare provider rather than just a dental care specialist.

Learning and applying new skills in the aesthetics field can provide a refreshing change and a sense of professional enrichment.

With aesthetic services in your repertoire, your practice gains a unique selling proposition, setting it apart from competitors who offer only traditional dental therapies.


Beginners Courses

MATA's Foundation Courses are designed to offer dental therapists a comprehensive initiation into the world of medical aesthetics. These courses equip you with the essential theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills required to provide Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal filler treatments within your own practice.

Foundation Cosmetic Injectable Training

Our foundation cosmetic injectables course is a fantastic introduction to both anti-wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers. Due to high demand, we offer courses targeted at esteemed medical professionals seeking to refresh their skill set. All our courses are fully accredited, taught by experienced tutors, and tailored to the medical professional.

stage One 2 Days

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Foundation Foundation Cosmetic Injectables Mentorship

MATA’s Foundation Mentorship has been designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills our delegates develop through our Foundation Course, giving you the opportunity to gain additional hand-on experience over a full day of training supervised by one of MATA’s expert trainers.

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Advanced Courses

We strongly advocate for dental therapists to consider our Advanced Courses. These specialised modules go beyond basic training to help you fine-tune your technique. Additionally, they introduce you to sought-after treatment areas likely to be popular in your clinic, including reducing gummy smiles, jowl minimisation, and bruxism management.

Advanced Cosmetic Injectables Courses

MATA’s Advanced Course is exclusively available to doctors, dentists and nurses who are currently practicing in aesthetic injectables and are ready to expand their skill set. Conducted over two full training days, this blended learning experience will introduce you to advanced Botox® and dermal filler techniques; enhancing and expanding your expertise in injectables to make you stand out in the aesthetics industry.

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Advanced Cosmetic Injectables Mentorship Day

MATA’s Advanced Mentorship has been designed to cement the skills and knowledge our delegates develop through our Advanced Course, giving you the opportunity to gain additional hand-on experience over a full day of training supervised by one of MATA’s expert trainers.

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Lip Fillers Masterclass

As the popularity of aesthetic injectables has soared, perhaps no dermal filler treatment has become as popular as lip filler. Whether due to naturally thin lips or to a loss of lip volume due to age, clients across New Zealand are seeking natural, revitalising lip filler treatments with the power to transform their face.

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Exploring medical aesthetics as a new direction for your dental clinic may seem daunting. We’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions to help you in your decision-making process.

As a dental therapist registered in New Zealand, you're already halfway there. However, additional training courses, such as MATA's Foundation and Advanced Courses, are essential to ensure you're fully equipped to provide medical aesthetic treatments.
Absolutely. The medical aesthetics market in New Zealand is booming, with over $350 million spent annually just on anti-wrinkle treatments.
With the right training, you can offer a range of treatments including Anti-Wrinkle Injections, dermal fillers, gummy smile reduction, jowl reduction, and even treatments for bruxism.
On the contrary, offering additional aesthetic treatments can boost your practice's revenue, improve patient retention, and elevate your brand, making it a win-win.
Leveraging existing patient relationships and educating them on the benefits and safety of the new treatments can go a long way in gaining trust.
Yes, the field is strictly regulated, and you'll need to adhere to the New Zealand Medical Council guidelines as well as any other relevant regulations.
Digital marketing strategies, including social media advertising, SEO-optimised blogs, and email campaigns can be highly effective. Traditional word-of-mouth and in-clinic promotions are also valuable.

Where We Train

At present, MATA conducts its aesthetic injectables training courses in Auckland. However, we have plans to extend our training locations to additional cities within the coming year.


We are pleased to announce we are offering cosmetic injectable training courses in Auckland New Zealand. All levels catered for.

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We're confident that MATA Training Courses equip dental therapists with the requisite expertise and insights to seamlessly incorporate profitable aesthetic injectable treatments into their practice. But don't just take our word for it—here's what some of our alumni have to say about their MATA training experience.

Award Winning

  • My Face My Body 2015 Finalist
  • Safety in Beauty Highly Commended
  • Aesthetics Award 2017
  • Safety in Beauty 2017

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