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Dr Katyal

Dr Vandana Katyal

BDS (Syd), MScMed (Syd), DClinDent Ortho (Adel), MBA, MRACDS, MOrth RCSEd
Cert IV inTraining and Assessment (2021)


Dr. Katyal is an Australian certified and registered Orthodontist Specialist. She draws upon vast experiences across the most up-to-date science in the provision of designing customised orthodontic treatment plans. With the utilisation of new technologies, she believes that she can give her patients a healthy smile – efficiently, predictably, aesthetically, safely and comfortably. This is not just because of her skills in using advanced innovations and modern orthodontics, but also because of her artistic perception of aesthetics, symmetry, anatomy and in-depth commitment to excellence for her patients.


Dr. Katyal received her Bachelors of Dental Surgery and her Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) at The University of Sydney. In 2013 Dr. Katyal earned her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from The University of Adelaide and Membership in Orthodontics, from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Dr. Katyal spends countless hours attending continuing orthodontic courses to make sure that she always offers the top treatment available.

In 2019 she completed a Master of Business Administration, following which she attended Stanford University’s and the world’s most innovative Design Thinking bootcamp. In 2021 she also completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, making her a qualified accredited trainer and assessor in Australia.


Dr. Katyal’s passion lies in modern and technology-driven customised orthodontics. Her research has been published in top ranking journals in areas such as clear aligner treatments, remote AI-driven orthodontic monitoring, paediatric sleep-disordered breathing, snoring and oral appliances. Her research has been published in Australian, European and American orthodontic journals. Her research on paediatric sleep-disordered breathing was featured on Channel 9 national news, ABC radio, 4BC radio, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun Herald, and Bite Dental magazine in 2013. She was awarded the renowned Sam Bulkley AB Orthodontics Travelling Fellowships in 2013 and 2014. Presented by the Australian Society of Orthodontics Foundation for Research and Education towards her research interests, Dr Katyal shares this honour along with the most distinguished Australian leaders in the field of Orthodontics.

Dr. Katyal’s is very enthusiastic about the idea of practising modern innovative and patient-centric orthodontics from first hand experience, which made her write a remarkable book providing readers with insights into her own inclusive clinical experiences. She also provides orthodontic courses that’ll help you gain in-depth clinical and instructive knowledge of orthodontics. She is an avid lecturer at several national and international orthodontics conferences.

Dr. Katyal currently maintains her practice and virtual orthodontic consultancy for patients at Clean Clear and Correct Smiles (CCC Smiles), ensuring an innovative, engaging and informative service for her orthodontic patients. She has transitioned from a clinical orthodontist to the world’s first virtual orthodontist and consultant. This service from CCC Smiles allows her to partner with local dentists or orthodontists and deliver outstanding care with clear aligner treatments for patients who would like Dr Katyal’s expertise for their clear aligner orthodontic treatments.

Learn more about Dr. Katyal on the blog, including her welcome video for her CCC Smiles practice.

Dr Vandana Katyal explains why clear aligners education is important.

Founder and Course Director, Best Orthodontic Seminars and Sessions.

Dr Vandana Katyal

Founder, Best Orthodontic Seminars and Sessions


Virtual-First: A virtual workflow for new patient consultation, engagement and education in orthodontics

Sem Orthod, 29 (2023) 109-115

Artificial Intelligence Driven Remote Monitoring of orthodontic patients: Clinical applicability and rationale

Sem Orthod,Volume 27, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 138-156

Clinical Handbook of Digital Orthodontics by Dr Vandana Katyal.

E-book ed. 1, 2021. Online copy provided complimentary with every graduate diploma enrolment.

Outcomes of clear aligner treatment with and without Dental Monitoring: A retrospective cohort study

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2021 Apr;159(4):453-459


Author of book “Love is all you need and a good Orthodontist”

Published in 2017
Free to download from here

The Efficacy of Hybrid Hyrax-Mentoplate combination in Early Class III treatment: A novel approach and pilot study

Aust Orthod J – accepted for publication in 2016

Mini-implant-anchored Mesialslider for simultaneous mesialisation and intrusion of upper molars in an anterior open bite case: a three-year follow-up

Aust Orthod J 2015; 31:87-97
April 2015

Mini-implant-borne Pendulum B appliance for maxillary molar distalisation: design and clinical procedure

Aust Orthod J 2014; 30:230-239
October 2014

The Hybrid Hyrax Distalizer, a new all-in-one appliance for rapid palatal expansion, early class III treatment and upper molar distalization

J Orthod. 2014 Sep;41 Suppl 1:S47-53
doi: 10.1179/1465313314Y.0000000107

Thesis: Paediatric sleep-disordered breathing and orthodontics

The University of Adelaide
December 2013

Craniofacial and upper airway morphology in paediatric sleep-disordered breathing and changes in quality of life with rapid maxillary expansion

American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 2013;144:860-871
December 2013

Paediatric sleep-disordered breathing due to upper airway obstruction in the orthodontic setting: a review

Aust Orthod J 2013;29:184-192.
November 2013

Craniofacial and upper airway morphology in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
2013;143:20-30 e23
January 2013

The efficacy and safety of articaine versus lignocaine in dental treatments: a meta-analysis.

J Dent 2010;38:307-317

Honours & Awards

Australian Orthodontic Board Certified 2014-16

Australian Orthodontic Board

Australian Orthodontic Board Clinical Case First Prize

Australian Orthodontics Board

ASO (SA) Raj Prasad Clinical Case Award

Australian Society of Orthodontists South Australia

Sam Bulkley AB Orthodontics Travelling Fellowship

ASO and AB Orthodontics

Best Postgraduate Presentation


Australian Postgraduate Award/Scholarship

University of Adelaide

Dr Katyal in the Media

BOQ Specialist Best Practice Issue #24 (2023) – “Agent of Change: A Class Act”
Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran – Paediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing & Orthodontics
Bite magazine – “Next step Tele Dentistry”
Children: Snoring & The Link To ADHD
Childhood Snoring – The Cure
Sleep Apnoea in Children
Most Read Journal Articles in American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Australasian Dentist – Clear aligners: improving predictability from good to great!


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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