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

February 24, 2022 / No 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 […]

2021 X’mas gift ideas

December 8, 2021 / No comments

How many hours do you want to spend trawling shops and websites for gifts that people don’t need, won’t use and will likely not remember? While giving is a wonderful element of the festive season, the waste that accompanies it is definitely not so magical. This year, why not shake things up by giving some […]

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 […]

Dr Vandana Katyal on education, gender imbalance, business and success

October 21, 2021 / No comments

KEY TAKEAWAYS If you truly enjoy learning, then teaching – in some form – will follow naturally Behind any success there’s a lot of hard work, practice and discipline In Australia the field of dental specialisations is 75% male, 25% female The traditional university model of studying dental specialisations suits males but not females, especially […]

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 / No 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 hosted by the Association of Orthodontists Singapore

July 26, 2021 / 5 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 […]

BOSS Founder shares digital orthodontics insights in new handbook

October 16, 2020 / No comments

Have you ever wondered just what it takes to add modern orthodontic procedures, like Invisalign, to the services you offer at your dental practice? In the past, the idea of dentists managing orthodontic procedures was just pie in the sky. The two disciplines had their strict boundaries and dentists didn’t venture into the realm of […]

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 […]

Amazing 6-month Smile Transformation

March 9, 2020 / No comments

Here is a 6 month smile finished with clear aligners in an adult female. One of the concerns with expansion in adult cases is gingival recession and lifetime stability. To understand the soft tissue limits of tooth movement there is nothing better than good old Dr Proffit’s Envelope of Discrepancy. It’s simply a guideline but […]

Safeguard your future in dentistry with the online Diploma in Digital Orthodontics

February 10, 2020 / No comments

As dental technology rapidly evolves, the worlds of dentistry and orthodontics are becoming ever closer. The world’s first accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics will equip you to stay at the forefront of modern dentistry – and is now available online. The professions of dentistry and orthodontics are evolving, with ever more dentists dipping their […]

Congratulations, graduations and gratitudes!

December 5, 2019 / No comments

As 2019 draws to a close, I find myself looking back at what has been another incredible – and incredibly busy! – 12 months for BOSS, packed with new course offerings, technological advances and the expansion of our alumni of highly skilled dentists. I am really proud of what we are achieving, both in terms […]

A vote of confidence in clear aligners!

May 22, 2019 / No comments

Last weekend in Sydney I was thrilled to share some of the latest advances in clear aligners technology and best practice with a large group of fellow dental professionals. If you’ve ever met me, you’ll know how passionate I am about raising standards in the quality of service, and in the outcomes, that dentists and […]

The best versus the rest: comparing orthodontic clear aligners courses

April 8, 2019 / No comments

Dentistry in 2019 isn’t what it once was. In fact, advances in technology have dramatically transformed the profession from what it was even twenty years ago. Today, dentists have the opportunity to expand their skillset and range of services to offer more than the traditional maintenance of teeth and gum health. To add these new […]

All aboard the Smile Train!

March 18, 2019 / No comments

    I was touched to receive a letter this week thanking the BOSS team for its recent donation of AUD $7,000 to the charity Smile Train, whose mission it is to build a sustainable solution to cleft care around the world. The truth is, the thanks is actually not only for BOSS, but for […]

Cutting-edge BOSS orthodontics course gets international approval

November 19, 2018 / No comments

Last week, many months of waiting with eager anticipation came to an end when leading specialist orthodontist Dr Vandana Katyal received the happy news that BOSS’s innovative Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics has been approved by the UK awarding body! This was no mean feat, with such honours not being handed out lightly. In fact, the BOSS course […]

BOSS Orthodontics course receives high praise from Australasian Dentist Magazine

October 26, 2018 / No comments

Dentists are raving about an orthodontics seminar recently hosted in Sydney and Melbourne by highly awarded and widely published researcher and specialist orthodontist, Dr Vandana Katyal. The BOSS course (Best Orthodontic Seminars & Sessions) is one in a series of ‘how to’ courses in understanding and practising orthodontics in the dental setting, designed to up-skill […]

Get Your Dental Business and Marketing Strategy Right – Start with the SWOT analysis.

July 3, 2018 / No comments

Information about both the external environment and your organisation’s internal capabilities is crucial to informing your goals and strategy and making the right business decisions for your practice. If you are at the helm of a dental practice start-up or run an established business it is essential to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven customised orthodontics is the future

May 24, 2018 / No comments

AI can help deliver orthodontic treatments predictably and in patient-friendly ways. Latest technologies combined with customised aligner-based orthodontics can help set your practice apart and improve your case acceptance. The Future of Orthodontics is no longer driven by appliances but by Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is now available for orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment […]

Incentives in Organisations: What does the research show us?

May 15, 2018 / No comments

Here is  something I’d like to share to everyone what I have learnt from my Masters of Business Administration degree. It’s about our People and Organisational culture. I have often gone to seminars that talk about incentivising your staff for financial targets. I have done it their way, but often found the ‘oomph’ runs out […]

An honest and genuine response from an orthodontist to the dental community

November 7, 2017 / No comments

Dear Dental Colleagues, A few days ago I shared my opinion with you all on my professional Facebook timeline. It was then shared by someone whom I didn’t know on a secret closed dental group called DPR. I understand no permission was required from me to repost or share the post since my post was […]

A Simple Woman, Dentist & Orthodontist

January 10, 2016 / No comments

This is a story of a simple woman, dentist and an orthodontist, and now a dentapreuner(!!not sure what it means) who was caught up in a web of frustration and decided to BREAK FREE! I graduated from Dentistry in 2001 and Orthodontics 2013. I was a general dentist for 9 years. Full of passion and […]

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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