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Gender imbalance in health care academia, leadership and speaking opportunities

July 11, 2022 / No comments

In a previous blog I touched on the issue of gender imbalance. But I remain so concerned about the ongoing prevalence and impact of this in our industry, that I am compelled to write a dedicated blog. So here we go… In Australia, dentistry is a basic degree, and from there you can progress into […]

Are you ready to 3D print clear aligners in your practice?

February 24, 2022 / 2 comments

When you go digital as an orthodontist, or as a dentist delivering orthodontic treatments, your options don’t end at just getting a scanner. If, like a lot of dental professionals with scanners, you are still taking alginate impressions for models, it may be time to consider the cost and efficiency savings of 3D printing. In […]

Online study benefits students and our planet!

November 25, 2021 / No comments

KEY TAKEAWAYS Online study reduces the carbon emissions associated with face-to-face learning A large part of this reduction is due to the elimination of petrol use from commuting to physical places of study Energy costs associated with the use of paper and textbooks, still used in many in-person settings, are also reduced The energy demands […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Digital Orthodontics: A powerful tool for the modern practitioner

September 2, 2021 / No comments

A common objective throughout the history of Dentistry & Orthodontics, has been to increase both treatment and chairside efficiency (1, 2). These have been the major catalysts for scientific research and the development of new technologies. The use of AI in Digital Orthodontics is in many ways the realization of this goal and much more […]

E-learning in Orthodontics: A more efficient and effective way to learn

August 17, 2021 / 4 comments

Virtual conferences and events provide a range of additional benefits when compared with traditional formats. Research has shown that online learning, specifically in medical and dentistry subjects, can be more effective than traditional learning. 3/4 of dental practitioners value the online learning portal as the most FAVOURITE feature of the BOSS 10905NAT Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments.

BOSSBytes: 3 key learnings from the 2021 virtual orthodontic congress

July 26, 2021 / 8 comments

This year’s ASOC event was truly eye opening. Not only was the virtual format a refreshing experience (as I have shared in the blog Virtual Conferences: A more efficient and effective way to learn) but the content was extremely insightful for me both as an educator and practitioner.

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

January 20, 2021 / No comments

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 […]

Modern Orthodontics Insights

October 16, 2020 / No comments

BOSS Founder shares Modern orthodontics insights in new handbook Have you ever wondered what it’s like to use modern orthodontic procedures, such as Invisalign, to your dental practice? In the past, the idea of dentists conducting orthodontic procedures, especially modern orthodontics, was just pie in the sky. The two disciplines had their strict boundaries and […]

Why it’s time to add Invisalign clear aligners to your dental practice

October 16, 2020 / No comments

Dentistry and orthodontics are no longer the separate domains that they once were. Technology is now enabling dentists to master specific digital orthodontics skills that were once only able to be delivered by orthodontists – such as Invisalign clear aligners. To deliver expertise in your orthodontic procedures, however, you need a level of knowledge, training […]

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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