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Dermal Distinction Academy
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COSMETIC MEDICINE COURSES | AUSTRALIA & NZ





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Dermal Distinction Academy
Learn. Train. Treat.

Cosmetic Injecting Courses



Dr Giulia D'Anna

BDSc, MRACDS, Grad Dip Dermal Therapies, Grad. Cert Laser, Cert TAE

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Dr. Giulia D'Anna studied dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 1996. Following the establishment of her own dental practice in 1998, she developed a keen interest in cosmetic facial procedures, prompting her to pursue additional training and education in non-surgical cosmetic injectables and Dermal skin science. To supplement this, she has since studied Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, Dermal Science at AACDS, and earned her Membership into the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Additionally, she has been awarded an honorary Fellowship by the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics (FIADFE) for her educational contribution to cosmetic injectables and dentistry. Dr. D'Anna has also obtained a formal qualification in Training and Assessment to support her educator roles.

In addition to her clinical work as a dentist and cosmetic practitioner, Dr. D'Anna has contributed articles to various clinical and consumer publications. She also serves as a Key Opinion Leader and educator for Teoxane and the Dermal Distinction Academy, where she imparts her expertise to aspiring practitioners. Her recognition as an Australian Expert by Teoxane underscores the notable trajectory of her career.

As an elected member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS), Dr. D'Anna brings over 9 years of experience as a cosmetic injectable educator and trainer. She has developed her own training program, emphasizing practical expertise, adherence to medical standards, and a commitment to ethical practice.

Dr. Giulia D'Anna's dedication to education extends beyond Australia, as she has lectured internationally. Her contributions span both medical and dental domains, and she holds editorial roles in prestigious industry publications. Additionally, she is actively involved in various professional committees, is a Member of the Non-Surgical Symposium Scientific Committee (ASAPS), and serves as a faculty member for Anatomy for Injectors in 2024.

Moreover, Dr. D'Anna hosts the Dermal Distinction Podcast, where she delves into ethical aesthetics, reflecting her steadfast commitment to upholding ethical standards within the field.




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About Dr Giulia

Founder, Head of Faculty

Dr. Giulia D'Anna studied dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 1996. Following the establishment of her own dental practice in 1998, she developed a keen interest in cosmetic facial procedures, prompting her to pursue additional training and education in non-surgical cosmetic injectables and Dermal skin science. To supplement this, she has since studied Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, Dermal Science at AACDS, and earned her Membership into the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Additionally, she has been awarded an honorary Fellowship by the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics (FIADFE) for her educational contribution to cosmetic injectables and dentistry. Dr. D'Anna has also obtained a formal qualification in Training and Assessment to support her educator roles.

In addition to her clinical work as a dentist and cosmetic practitioner, Dr. D'Anna has contributed articles to various clinical and consumer publications. She also serves as a Key Opinion Leader and educator for Teoxane and the Dermal Distinction Academy, where she imparts her expertise to aspiring practitioners. Her recognition as an Australian Expert by Teoxane underscores the notable trajectory of her career.

As an elected member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS), Dr. D'Anna brings over 9 years of experience as a cosmetic injectable educator and trainer. She has developed her own training program, emphasizing practical expertise, adherence to medical standards, and a commitment to ethical practice.

Dr. Giulia D'Anna's dedication to education extends beyond Australia, as she has lectured internationally. Her contributions span both medical and dental domains, and she holds editorial roles in prestigious industry publications. Additionally, she is actively involved in various professional committees, is a Member of the Non-Surgical Symposium Scientific Committee (ASAPS), and serves as a faculty member for Anatomy for Injectors in 2024.

Moreover, Dr. D'Anna hosts the Dermal Distinction Podcast, where she delves into ethical aesthetics, reflecting her steadfast commitment to upholding ethical standards within the field.


Education & Training

Bachelor of Dental Science BDSc University of Melbourne 1996
Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS) 2009 - present
Graduate Diploma in Dermal Therapies (AACDS) 2016
Honorary Fellowship IADFE (NY) 2016
Advisory Panel for EnVogue Skin Dental 2019
Graduate Certificate in IPL and Laser (AACDS) 2016
Lecturer at APAN conference (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Laser Safety Officers Accreditation (medical grade laser) 2016
Head & Neck Anatomy, University of Pennsylvania (2020)
Guest contributor for Clinical and consumer publications
Lecturer APAN conference 2020, 2021, 2022
Teoxane Australian Expert (2020- Current)
NSS Scientific Advisory Committee (2023, 2024)
Co-contributor to the ASAPS and NSS: ARCTA The Cosmetic Best Practice Checklist (2023)
Faculty of Anatomy for Injectors (ASAPS: Australiasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) 2024

Gold Member Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)
Head Dental Educator for Aesthetics and Skin Institute (ASI) - 2019-21
Director Dermal Distinction Training Academy, Current
Editor of the Aesthetics Practitioners Journal (APJ), 2020 - Current
Guest Faculty for the Australasian College of Dental Practitioners, 2022 - Current
Guest Lecturer for the EODO [Excellence in Orthodontics & Dentofacial orthopaedics]
Presenter at the APAN conference, 2020, 2021, 2022
'Total Face' Demonstration, Teoxane injecting Village, Non-Surgical Symposium, 2022, 2023
Presenter And Live injection trainer, The Fresh Life Conference, 2022
"Lip beautification" webinar presenter with Dr Benji Dhillon and Dr Nik Davies, 2022
Presenter at Geneva Teoxane Headquarters, 2023
"RHA naturalness" webinar with Dr Kam Lally, 2023
"Fill your kips with more expressiveness" webinar with Dr Nabila Azib, 2023
Presenter at Juvae Conference, "The ATP approach" 2023
Presenter and panelist at Non Surgical Symposium (ASAPS), "Integrating Dento-Facial Aesthetic principles into a non-surgical aesthetic practice" 2023

  • Teoxane KOL

    Recognised as an Australian expert for Teoxane.

    Australian Expert

    Dr Giulia D'Anna has been recognised as an Australian expert for Teoxane - a leading global dermal filler and cosmeceutical company. This is testament to her dedication and knowledge within the facial aesthetics field. She is the only Australian dentist with this position, and it is a remarkable achievement within the cosmetic industry.
    TEOXANE is confirmed as a major player in aesthetic medicine and skincare, offering effective solutions to practitioners in over 80 countries worldwide, helping women and men who want to look and feel their best at all times and help them maintain their beauty in the future.

  • NSS Committee

    Scientific Advisory Committee 2023 and 2024

    Non Surgical Symposium Scientific Advisory Committee 2023, 2024

    Dr Giulia D'Anna has been selected as a Scientific Advisory Committee member for the upcoming premier Non Surgical Symposium conference in 2023. The Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) is an annual 3 day conference dedicated to appearance medicine, with topics ranging from injectables, through to skin care, including laser/light devices, non-surgical body contouring tools, patient safety & science. Since it’s inception in 2011, the NSS has grown to become the largest conference of it’s kind in Australasia, and attracts delegates and experts from around the globe.

    ASAPS NSS scientific committee Tim Edwards Scientific advisory committee Naveen Somia Plastic Surgeon
  • ARAP Educator

    Dr Giulia D'Anna has qualified as an ARAP educator.

    APAN ARAP Educator

    Dr Giulia D'Anna has qualified as an ARAP educator, having met the criteria and adhering to the Aesthetic Practitioners Advisory Network, APAN, code of ethics and Code of practice. APAN is accountable to a National Advisory Council, providing expert advice and recommendations to ensure services remain current and relevant.

    APAN represents and pursues the interests of practitioners in aesthetics, dermal therapies, cosmetic nursing, cosmetic tattooing, beauty therapy plus more! APAN defines professional standards and support the development of educational qualifications that protect the integrity of the profession and the safety of the consumer.

  • Published Articles

    Read the industry Articles written by Dr Giulia

    Download articles written by Dr Giulia

    download article Treating the Multiple Layers of the face

    download article The discussion aesthetic dentists need to have with their patients

    download article Why every cosmetic practitioner should be using the ATP approach

    download article How to go beyond the teeth to help your patient

    download article Gummy Smiles: What are the options?

    download article The architecture of Facial Ageing

    download article Using a cannula for dermal filler

    download article Off Label Prescribing: What is it? Is it legal?

    download article Taking a global approach to Cosmetic Dentistry

    download article Why you should stop freezing your patients! And some golden tips

    download article Developing a treatment plan for cosmetic injectables

    download article Ageing lips and treatment options

    download article Antibiotics and Botox; Know the risks.

  • Dermal Distinction Podcast

    Talking ethical Aesthetics

    The Dermal Distinction Podcast

    I’m so pleased to announce the launch of my new podcast channel. Introducing The Dermal Distinction Podcast. In this launch episode, I share my story and my why to teach and mentor in the world of Aesthetics. You’ll learn more about my journey, where my passion for aesthetics comes from, and the mentorship that shaped my path in the first episode of Dermal Distinction Podcast.Each episode deals with different aspects of aesthetic practice that offer real-life discussions and solutions for cosmetic practitioners, and to patients alike. Released every week, I share insights and experience, and most importantly support for practitioners that often struggle in their solo space.

    Listen here on Spotify

  • ARCTA: The Cosmetic Best Practice Checklist

    Co-Contributor to the ARCTA, supported by ASAPS and NSS

    The ARCTA: The Cosmetic Best Practice CHECKLIST

    The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has introduced Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures (the Guidelines) which became effective on 1st July 2023. These new Guidelines will have a profound effect on the way cosmetic treatments are delivered to patients.The Guidelines are broad to encompass both clinical practice and advertising and marketing activities of a health service that is regulated by the National Law. It is therefore essential that all practitioners comply with the new regulations or risk disciplinary action and heavy financial penalties.In the interests of compliance and good clinical practice, it is important that your cosmetic practice be evidence based, focussed on patient safety and wellbeing and compliant with the AHPRA Guidelines.

    Download the ARCTA Checklist below

    download article The ARCTA Checklist document 2023

  • AMET member

    Safety First

    About AMET

    Our MissionTo increase Aesthetic Medicine safety standards and improve patient outcomes through providing all aesthetic practitioners with accessible 24-hour support, as well as providing current, evidence-based regional guidelines for complication management and safe injecting techniques.

    Dr D'Anna is a member of AMET to help prevent, treat and manage complications.

  • QIP Accredited

    Quality Innovation Performance

    About Accreditation

    Our Facilities are accredited.
    Every accreditation period, our training facility which is located at Dr D'Anna's dental practice iDental, is checked for quality and performance. We have been accredited by QIP, as part of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards as part of the Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) accreditation program.This means that we meet Safety and Quality standards for patient care.

    View our QIP certificate

    download article The QIP iDental Accreditation certificate


Annalise Hill

Registered Nurse

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Annalise started her journey in the beauty industry 15yrs ago by completing an Advance Diploma of Beauty Therapy. She became a spa trainer and taught treatment procedures to new beauty therapists focusing on healthy, glowing skin. While working in beauty, Annalise fell in love with the science behind the face and body.
She returned to university to complete a Bachelor of Nursing and went on to work as a Registered Nurse in busy Melbourne hospitals in acute medical, surgical and emergency wards. She trained in cosmetic injecting and now dedicates her time solely to aesthetic practice, where her passion is to make people look and feel great. Driven by natural results, Annalise has a keen eye for detail and a compassionate approach that keep her patients coming back time and time again. She utilises a range of procedures including antiwrinkle, dermal filler, PRP, biostimulators, and PDO threads to achieve bespoke results. She is well known for her full face rejuvenation treatments with some patients travelling interstate to visit her regularly for their cosmetic treatments.




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About Annalise

Nurse Faculty member

Annalise started her journey in the beauty industry 15yrs ago by completing an Advance Diploma of Beauty Therapy. She became a spa trainer and taught treatment procedures to new beauty therapists focusing on healthy, glowing skin. While working in beauty, Annalise fell in love with the science behind the face and body.
She returned to university to complete a Bachelor of Nursing and went on to work as a Registered Nurse in busy Melbourne hospitals in acute medical, surgical and emergency wards. She trained in cosmetic injecting and now dedicates her time solely to aesthetic practice, where her passion is to make people look and feel great. Driven by natural results, Annalise has a keen eye for detail and a compassionate approach that keep her patients coming back time and time again. She utilises a range of cosmetic procedures to achieve bespoke results. She is well known for her full face rejuvenation treatments with some patients travelling interstate to visit her regularly for their cosmetic treatments.

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Education & Training

Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction from Deakin University
Advanced Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Spa and Skin Therapy trainer
Travelled overseas to study nursing abroad in Bhutan
Member of Golden Key, an invitation-only international society recognising high academic achievement
Granted a Leadership Award as selected by her peers in her final year at Deakin University.
Hospital-based experience as a Registered Nurse in acute medical and surgical wards and the Emergency Department.

Member of AMET (Aesthetic Medical Emergency Team)
Member of CNA (Cosmetic Nurses Association)
Represented Deakin University welcoming new and prospective students
Practices in the aesthetic field both in Melbourne and country Victoria as a Registered Nurse
APAN Conference Speaker 2022
Continuing professional development interstate and overseas in cosmetic injectables and hospital based practice


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Cosmetic injectable course Australia

At Dermal Distinction Academy, we are dedicated to transforming the world of cosmetic injecting through education, innovation, and excellence. Our commitment to providing top-tier training for aspiring cosmetic injectors stems from our passion for helping individuals enhance their skills and confidence in this dynamic field.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower healthcare professionals to master the art of cosmetic injecting. We aim to set the industry standard by delivering comprehensive and cutting-edge training programs that produce skilled, ethical, and compassionate practitioners. We believe that by upholding the highest standards, we can positively impact the lives of both our students and their future clients.

What sets us apart

1. Expert Faculty: Our team of experienced, AHPRA registered instructors brings a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to our training programs.
2. Comprehensive Curriculum: We offer a comprehensive curriculum that covers the latest techniques, safety protocols, and industry best practices.
3. Hands-On Training: Our hands-on training approach ensures that students gain practical skills in a supportive and controlled environment.
4. Supportive Community: Join a community of like-minded professionals and students who share your passion for cosmetic injecting.
5. Ethical Practices: We emphasize the importance of ethical and responsible injecting to ensure the safety and satisfaction of your clients.

Our vision

Our vision is to see our students excel in their careers and make a positive impact in the lives of the people they serve. We envision a future where cosmetic injecting is an art form that enhances natural beauty and boosts self-confidence, all while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

Cosmetic Scripting service

Cosmetic scripting support

When it comes to aesthetic medicine, you need a team on your side, to support you and help guide your journey. Dermal Distinction Academy will mentor and assist you in many ways. We have a team of doctors to assist you and your patients.

Scripting for Registered nurses who complete our program

Product support

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Your trainer assistant team

Louise clinic assistant
Louise
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Reception
Patient liaison
Louise is a welcoming and helpful cosmetic assistant. She assists Dr Giulia with clinical photos, consents and other training related matters.

In her spare time she enjoys going out and spending time with friends, road trips and adventures, and she also loves to go out for a nice breakfast or dinner.
Gloria
Gloria
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Reception
Patient Liason
Gloria, our warm-hearted receptionist, greets you with a comforting smile and meticulous attention to aesthetic detail. Her caring demeanor helps ensure that each training session is a reassuring experience. At the front desk, she not only manages training sessions seamlessly but adds a touch of warmth that makes every person feel truly valued.
Sienna clinic assistant
Sienna
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Executive assistant
Patient Liason
Sienna works with our team, helping to coordinate all of our patients through their cosmetic journey.

She loves her two mini Schnauzer dogs, and has a very artistic flair in her spare time. So aesthetics falls within her skillset perfectly.

Take a tour

So let's get started on your Aesthetic medicine pathway. Book a course, undertake e-learning and we will get going. Cosmetic Injectables add a further dimension to your skillset, allowing you to create exciting changes for your patients.

Great education is just one step away.

For Dentists, Medical practitioners and RNs

A whole team to support your cosmetic injecting journey

Accredited clinical environment

Free membership, product support & a full learning pathway
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Recognition

  • beauty wellness awards training
  • australian achiever awards training
  • arap educator cosmetic injectable course
  • amet aesthetics members




Accredited Clinical

Accreditation is a recognition that our clinical environment and treatment protocol meets the standards set by Quality Innovation performance (QIP). This reflects our commitment to continuous quality improvements in systems, processes, policies, culture, risk management and staff management.

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