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Deidra Blanks, MD
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Dr. Deidra Blanks was born and raised in Lake Waccamaw, NC and completed an undergraduate degree in Biology and medical school at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Dr. Blanks continued her medical training by being accepted into the esteemed residency program in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After finishing residency training, she was 1 of 37 surgeons in the country accepted into a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. She completed advanced training to focus solely on the face under Dr. Keith Laferriere in Springfield, MO.

Dr. Blanks also served as faculty in the Division of Otolarynology at the University of Missouri and Mercy Springfield. Dr. Blanks is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

Dr. Blanks has been extensively published and has presented her research at various locations including Vietnam, Suriname, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, NV and Denver, CO. Dr. Blanks is a proud wife and mother of one daughter. In her free time she enjoys running, swimming and spending time with her family. She is also very active in her Native American heritage and enjoys spending time at traditional powwows.

Facial Rejuvenation Using Fillers, Neurotoxins, and Surgery


  1. Discuss how to create goals to achieve with each patient
  2. Discuss how to restore volume and fullness to the face
  3. Discuss how to pick the correct dermal filler


  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. Development of new techniques


Andrews Diseases of the Skin. 11 Edition Elsevier.

Dermatology. 3rd Edition 2012 Elsevier.

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 4, 6

2902 North Baltimore Street | P.O. Box 7525 | Kirksville, Missouri 63501

660-665-2184 | 1-800-449-2623 | 660-627-2623