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Australian accreditation awarded for BOSS Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT)

Australian accreditation awarded for BOSS Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT)

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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).

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.

Australian accreditation awarded for BOSS

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.

Australian accreditation awarded for BOSS

What People Are Saying

  • I completed the BOSS UK Diploma in 2021 and when it became available, signed up for the AU course as well. I completed the AU course at the end of last year and can honestly say BOSS (now Digital Orthodontic College) has completely changed my approach to clear aligner treatments and increased my confidence with treatment planning immensely. The fact that the course is 100% online was a huge drawcard for me initially since I have two young children, work clinically part-time and run my own business. It allowed me the flexibility to study when I had the chance and didn’t result in any loss of clinical time. Dr V is extremely passionate about orthodontics and more importantly sharing her wisdom and that comes through in her approach to teaching. The course is extremely comprehensive (NB: the AU course has quite a few complex assessments) and covers everything starting from the basics of tooth movement, which sets a good foundation and is therefore suitable even for beginners. The monthly/bimonthly webinars allow students to share cases and is a safe space, non-judgmental and therefore an incredible learning platform. I had been doing clear aligner treatments prior to starting this course, but BOSS helped me see patients with new eyes and has overhauled my treatment planning approach. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone interested in learning, or to extend their knowledge about, clear aligner treatments.

    Thank you so much Dr V!

    Dr Lora Banicevic, Dentist NSW
  • The Australian accredited 10905NAT Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatment offers comprehensive training in the field, gives the candidate the opportunity to do things in a self-paced manner, while getting a personalised 1-on-1 learning experience with Dr Vandana Katyal. It was an excellent choice for me and gave me the flexibility to get the well-designed training done in my own time frame. I would strongly recommend the course to any practitioners who is looking to upskill themselves with a no-compromise high quality course, while also having to juggle between busy practices and family schedules.

    Dr Charles Sun, Dentist WA
  • I started this course unsure of how much I would benefit. The in-person lectures were fantastic (although the course is now 100% online) where I made good friends and learned a lot. The online resources are extensive and second to none, accessible at your convenience. The webinars were great – usually with the right mix of teaching, cases demonstrated and the attendees’ cases being discussed. I was also invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacturing (from a dentist’s point of view) – which I enjoyed.
    Most of all the course gave significantly more confidence what can be done with aligners, how plan the setup efficiently with the end in mind and how to make the processes to get there smoother. As a result, a MUCH larger chunk of my work is now aligner based. My conversion rate for aligner treatments has definitely increased along with my confidence. The course has easily paid for itself. Full disclosure: I was invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacture to my BOSS batch mates, which I also thoroughly enjoyed doing. I declined any remuneration for this, although it was offered.
    Dr Shammi Moopen, Dentist VIC
  • Since I have joined the postgraduate diploma in orthodontics I have noticed all the applied practical learning/knowledge on my patients and I am only half way through the year. Dr Vandana is a genuine educator. She goes way beyond to simplify every lecture and I really like her evidence based information and that is available for us 24/7. Her webinars helped a lot for busy dentists and loved the feedback we get in the one on one sessions with our cases. It make us think every step of the way. But the best thing I like is to see she is giving back to the community and her association with Smile Train in helping children with cleft palate is just beyond words. Thank you so much for being nice and approachable.

    Dr Claudia Braybon, Dentist NSW
  • Received my Diploma in Digital Orthodontics from BOSS and couldn’t be more stoked! Huge shout out to Dr Vandana Katyal and the BOSS team for a wonderful year. I would recommend BOSS to every dentist no matter their level of experience with Orthodontics and clear aligners. Starting off with barely any orthodontic experience, I have commenced about 9 cases in the matter of months and BOSS gave me the confidence to predictably deliver results for my patients through clear aligners which are the future of modern orthodontics.
    Dr Sarang Sathe, Dentist NSW
  • I chose Boss’s clear aligner diploma because I wanted to know the latest evidence based practice to enhance my treatment planning and case execution. I now have a much better understanding of how to diagnose, what movements can be done and what will get me into trouble. The flexible nature of the course delivery also fit perfectly into full time work and my otherwise packed schedule. The monthly case presentation webinars are also great to not only get feedback from Dr Katyal, but also to validate your own thoughts self-assess and see how you are tracking with your learning.

    Dr Gregory Nguyễn, Dentist NSW

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