Australian accreditation awarded for BOSS Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT)
After a tumultuous 2020 beset by disruption, the team behind the UK and Australian accredited Registered Training Organisation – BOSS (Best Orthodontic Seminars and Sessions Pty Ltd), aka The Digital Orthodontic College, has now launched it’s newly accredited and innovative qualification.
The new Australian accredited course has been entered on the National Register as 10905NAT – Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments and has been accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/10905NAT
Getting the diploma accredited by the UK and Australia has been no small feat, with countless hours of work over three years going into the process. This monumental exercise in navigating administrative hurdles has made the achievement even more rewarding for the course creator, one of the leading Digital Specialist Orthodontist – Dr Vandana Katyal.
Local and international recognition
In 2019 Dr Katyal was honoured to have the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics approved for accreditation by the UK awarding body EduQual – this was the first 100% online orthodontic qualification that was flexible, practical and innovative with a strong focus clear aligner treatments and latest technologies. In 2021, she is pleased to announce that the Australian industry has joined the UK in recognising the highest standards embodied in the course.
Discussing the Australian accreditation, Dr Katyal said; “This is a really important development for the current diploma and for the Australian dental industry. With increasing demand for dentists to deliver certain orthodontic services such as clear aligners and advances in technologies in this field, domestic accreditation for the course provides dental practitioners with the confidence to invest in their professional development, safe in the knowledge that what they are learning is both highly practical and of the highest quality”.
Dr Katyal is the first orthodontist in Australia to receive such an industry stamp of recognition. Dr Katyal is also proud to be the first female orthodontist in the world to receive a national and international accreditation for the course.
The components for success
So, what elevates the UK-accredited Diploma above other professional development, enabling it to achieve the highly coveted and prestigious Australian industry accreditation, by ASQA?
The Australian-accredited Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT) delivers excellence in the field of digital orthodontic education, specifically focusing on the prescription and management of clear aligner appliances, latest virtual technologies such as Dental Monitoring™ and the recognition of this fact by ASQA highlights that the Australian dental industry is fortunate to have professional development of this calibre for dental practitioner, orthodontist and postgraduate dental students.
Delivered in two formats, either blended (combination of face-to-face and online learning), or 100% online, the course enables dental professionals to gain confidence in delivering modern, practical and efficient orthodontic services, within the year of commencing study.
Comprising face-to-face or online courses, 12 monthly webinars and 1 in-office program – as well as one-on-one coaching sessions with Dr Katyal – the Australian-accredited Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT) covers the latest developments and technology to place you in an exclusive band of dental professionals. The diploma is not a Specialist Orthodontic degree (requiring 3 years full time study), but it assists to expand the scope of practice and enhances orthodontic skills for dentists.
A comprehensive education in clear aligners and beyond
While the Australian-accredited Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT) and UK-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics covers orthodontic knowledge and fundamentals such as diagnosis, evidence-based biomechanics, risk management and digital treatment planning, it also provides dental practitioners the skills to apply the knowledge gained immediately in their daily practice.
And, now, you can receive a certification that is recognised both in Australia and internationally.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your dental career in 2021, click HERE to read all the course details and to enrol.