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Best Orthodontic Courses For A General Dentist and Why

Vandana KatyalGeneral

Stressed about not being able to find good and affordable orthodontics courses? We got you. We are pleased to provide you with some orthodontics courses that we find very efficient and helpful to take into your consideration.

Objectives

  • Gain comprehensive, clinical and instructive knowledge of orthodontics
  • Properly define and describe dental malocclusions.
  • Develop an adequate treatment plan.
  • Minimise risks and medicolegal claims
  • Deliver effective and efficient orthodontic treatments

We’re sure you’ve come across these two advanced orthodontics courses, here are more insights that can help you to gain a better understanding of them.

IAADENT’s Comprehensive Orthodontic Course

Course Overview

A series of 8 sessions is designed to establish a foundation on orthodontics, it takes about 8 hours per session. Their main goal is to assure participants to be able to confidently diagnose cases, take appropriate records, and have the knowledge to develop a competent treatment plan.

Reasons why should you enrol in this course?

  • To gain a better understanding on classifications of malocclusions.
  • Learn from Past Presidents of the International Association for Orthodontics in a small setting with individual attention.
  • Enhance understanding on different types of pain and early treatments to confidently diagnose cases.
  • Learn how to apply conventional braces and their alternatives.

Summary of Topics Covered:

Session 1 – Understanding Aetiology of Malocclusion and Diagnostics
Session 2 – Diagnosis Continued. Early Treatment & Introduction to Appliance Therapy
Session 3 – Treatment Planning. Class II Correction and Mechanics Functional Appliances
Session 4 – Continued Straightwire Mechanics
Session 5 – Alternative to Conventional Braces
Session 6 – Introduction to Pain
Session 7 – Pain-Sleep Interactions
Session 8 – Banding and Bracketing Errors

What they don’t have

  • Orthodontist-led training and 1-1 orthodontic coaching
  • Alumni support after the course
  • Accredited or nationally recognised training in Australia and beyond
  • Comprehensive education on clear aligners, emerging orthodontic technologies and their applications in the real world.
  • Flexibility to start at any time you wish
  • Access to 24/7 case discussion forum app with professional orthodontists and a large number of other practitioners giving valuable feedback to your questions.
  • Access to an online dentistry library
  • Self-paced sessions to suit your lifestyle and time constraints
  • 100% online course
  • Focus on clear aligner treatment and digital / virtual orthodontic technologies
  • Access to letters, templates, in-office demonstration and protocols online from an experience clear aligner driven orthodontist
  • 1-1 alumni support and coaching after the course
  • Corporate giveback pledge and mission

Cost:

Pay per session

OrthoED Mini Masters

Course Overview

OrthoED Mini Masters covers efficient and high quality modules, delivered by world-leading, myth busting orthodontist Dr Geoff Hall, who brings 30 years of experience in completing over 10,000 cases. It is a fully accredited 2-year orthodontics course that will guarantee you a post-graduate diploma. Participants will learn to think for themselves, including foreseeing problems before they arise, choosing which cases to treat and method to treat the cases.

Reasons why should you enrol in this course?

  • 1 on 1 diagnosis, and treatment planning sessions (1hr.)
  • Complimentary online case support from Dr. Hall himself.
  • Free access to recorded online modules
  • Real case support from real people

Summary of Modules:

Module 1 – Diagnosis, treatment planning, risk management, and the art of excellent case presentation
Module 2 – Conventional and unconventional straight wire mechanics
Module 3 – Early orthodontic treatment, including facial growth and dental development
Module 4 – Clear Aligner therapy – Master the essentials for predictable, efficient, profitable and high quality outcomes
Module 5 – Aesthetic and accelerated orthodontics, TMJ and sleep apnoea
Module 6 – Advanced biomechanics
Module 7 – Management of severe skeletal and dental discrepancies
Module 8 – IDT and management of difficult orthodontic problems and malocclusions, Digital Smile Design (DSD)
Module 9 – Advanced Aligner Course

What they don’t have

  • Accredited and nationally recognised qualifications in Australia and beyond
  • Strong focus on clear aligners such as that is broad and involves many appliances such as Invisalign, Spark, AngelAlign, SureSmile, etc.
  • Experienced specialist orthodontist lecturer like Dr Vandana Katyal, with over 1000+ clear aligner cases treated.
  • Time efficiency or cost effectiveness for the busy dental practitioner
  • 100% online content with no travel required
  • Self pace with ability to complete diploma in 12-18 months
  • Coaching and mentoring available via 24/7 chat forum
  • Flexibility to start at any time you wish
  • Alumni support after the course from education to coaching
  • Affordability
  • 1200 hrs orthodontic lectures and volume of learning
  • Scholarships and new graduate rebates
  • Complimentary Ebook “Handbook of Digital Orthodontic” with letters, templates, protocols and step by step guide on patient management with clear aligners and virtual technologies such as Dental Monitoring.
  • Access to online in-office demonstration and protocols from an experienced clear aligner driven orthodontist
  • Independent industry support and endorsement via Skills IQ and ASQA.
  • Corporate giveback pledge and mission

Cost:

$27,300 + GST ( Almost double the cost and double the time compared to BOSS diplomas)
Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics $5000 + GST

Now that you’ve gained more information about these two courses. We are willing to tell more about our courses. Our courses are better than any other courses, due to its flexibility to start at any time you wish and self-paced to suit your lifestyle and time constraints. It is a perfect course for beginners and advanced learners as the level is adjusted during the 1-1 coaching with an orthodontist instructor. We offer a 24/7 availability for participants to ask questions 1-1 and discuss cases directly with Dr. Vandana Katyal, Orthodontist and Course Director via a secure forum.

The 10905NAT Diploma is a 12-18 month program, flexible and takes 7-12 hours per week of your time. It is evidence-based and focused on problem based learning with a high volume of cases diagnosed and treated with clear aligners – all presented for you in video formats via a 24/7 e-learning portal. You will also have access to our case discussion forum app with a large number of other practitioners giving valuable feedback to your questions.

If you’re interested in developing an effective and efficient dental practice with clear aligner treatments as well as emerging orthodontic appliances and techniques, feel free to click the link below to enrol now.

Intended vocational, community outcomes of the BOSS diploma course

The purpose of the course is to address the needs of registered dental practitioners undertaking simple to moderate orthodontic treatments within their general practice.

Specifically, having completed the Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments dental practitioners will be able to:

  • identify orthodontic cases suitable for their scope of practice (adults and children)
  • identify cases requiring referral to specialist orthodontists or interdisciplinary needs
  • diagnose, plan and treat orthodontic cases, identified within their scope, with customised clear aligners

Safely and predictably:

  • diagnose cases within their scope of practice
  • develop orthodontic treatment plans of their cases
  • use 3-dimensional digital software and technologies in orthodontic applications
  • treat with orthodontic appliances, specifically customised clear aligners
  • offer orthodontics as part of a multidisciplinary treatment plan
  • ‘troubleshoot’ unexpected orthodontic situations and problems
  • identify risks of treatment to patient and develop strategies to minimise them
  • use virtual orthodontic monitoring at different stages of orthodontics planning and treatment

What People Are Saying

  • 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
  • Having always steered away from clear aligners and only stuck with fixed braces, I’ve finally decided to give aligners a go this year. BOSS is extremely practical, informative and backed up by heaps of research. Dr. V is a great mentor, she’s always helpful and truthful. The team at BOSS and CCC smiles are just amazing, always there to help you whenever you need, even if it was a question that’s been repetitively asked many many times. I would highly recommend BOSS to anyone who wishes to start their journey in digital orthodontics. With Dr. V and her team behind me, my confidence level is soooo much higher and I feel like I am delivering my treatment to a higher standard and overall making me a better clinician. Thank you Dr. V!!

    Dr Claire Chiu, Dentist QLD
  • I joined BOSS in 2018 for the full year, and the wealth of knowledge that Vandana shares is immeasurable! This course is perfect for absolute beginners and also those with more experience, and Vandana caters it perfectly for the whole group. All her information is evidence based and very relatable for general dentists, giving you information that those “generic” 1-3 day clear aligner courses cannot give you. BOSS is a very comprehensive course. I highly recommend it, I plan to join BOSS again!

    Dr Michelle Sujenie, 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
  • 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
  • Dr Katyal shares so much of her own protocol and is extremely generous not only with her time but with the well thought out information she provides along with the course such as inventory lists, marketing material and case presentation templates. She tailors her advice to your own experience and helps with appropriate case selection, points out possible pitfalls and helps you understand how to overcome them. The course is also up-to-date using the latest technologies in orthodontics and is heavily evidence-based.

    I would recommend it to anyone wanting to start doing some orthodontic treatment or looking for a more comprehensive course to assist in some ortho they are already doing.

    Dr Becky Dudman, Melbourne

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