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It is an Australian-accredited qualification, led by one of the most pioneering and leading Orthodontist in this field globally, Dr Vandana Katyal.
With extensive orthodontist-led support, our mission to increase your confidence, competence and case acceptance with clear aligners for your orthodontic treatments and to provide you with the most updated evidence-based knowledge in clear aligners.
This diploma requires candidates to commence clear aligner treatments in their own clinics. A beginner in orthodontics will be able to treat most Class I and Class II orthodontic cases with mild-moderate level of complexity, including clear aligner treatments for teens and mixed dentition cases.
The diploma graduate will also gain knowledge and skill required to assess case complexity, assess risks, refer cases to other specialists as part of an interdisciplinary team and efficiently treat clear aligner cases within their scope.
The 10905NAT Diploma is a 12-18 month program, flexible and takes 7-12 hours per week of your time (50% of this time is spent in own clinical practice). This equates to about 1 hr per day for 18 months and many of those hours are spent practically in your clinic, treating actual cases.
It is convenient, online and flexible. There are no deadlines! The content is modern, evidence-based, yet focused on problem-based learning with a high volume of cases presentations – all presented for you in video formats via a 24/7 e-learning portal. Rewind and rewatch unlimited times!
You can start at any time and fast-track or take 18 months to complete, making it truly self-paced to suit your lifestyle. BONUS! – No travel is required to complete the 10905NAT Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments.
Feel supported by Dr Vandana Katyal, Orthodontist and Course Director, who also offers a 24/7 chat forum for you to discuss your cases directly as well as monthly live interactive orthodontic case discussion webinars. There are also several complimentary 1-1 online coaching sessions with Dr Katyal to help provide extensive support and mentorship for your cases. This is invaluable for a beginner dentist or dental specialist in this field! For the intermediate and advanced learners, this mentoring can help improve your current patient outcomes with orthodontic treatments. Our unparalleled support is our most-loved feature!
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:
Safely and predictably:
As independent professional practitioners, dentists applying clear aligner and digital technology should demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility for patient outcomes. Since dentists operate independently as professionals, they are accountable for their own outputs, and of managing risk and rectifying any issues that may arise.
Graduates will demonstrate ability to make high level and independent judgements in a range of technical functions in a range of contexts including addressing presenting orthodontic complaints, identifying and addressing potential orthodontic issues in children versus adults and dealing with relapses and concerns. As professionals, graduates are also responsible for research and ongoing maintenance of their own knowledge in their field.
Graduates are required to plan and implement treatments using emerging, digital methods, and selection of the right customised appliances as addressed in units, Evaluate and use digital technologies for orthodontic treatments and Commence and monitor digital orthodontic treatments.
Participants will have access to 3 levels of Orthodontist-led support and mentorship via
Entrants to the Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments must:
In order to complete this course, you will also need access to:
You must be actively practicing as a dental practitioner/ orthodontist for at least 6-12 months during the program to be able to complete the practical and case based assessments that are required.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend restricted softwares such as Invisalign Go as a suitable aligner portal/software for this diploma’s learning and assessment requirements.
Dr J Chuang, Dentist, Australia
“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 up-skill themselves with a no-compromise high quality course, while also having to juggle between busy practices and family schedules.”
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and apply information about digital orthodontics to own practice.
It requires knowledge of sources of evidence-based research about orthodontic practice, different types of digital orthodontic treatments, current and emerging evidence-based theories and current and emerging technologies for diagnosing, planning, monitoring and delivering digital orthodontic treatments. It includes comparison between traditional and digital orthodontic treatments and their benefits and disadvantages.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to undertake orthodontic diagnostic examination and record taking procedures as the basis of comprehensive orthodontic diagnosis. Examinations are both extra and intra-oral and include intra-oral (three-dimensional) 3D scanning, cephalometry and photography.
It requires the ability to diagnose malocclusion, with clinical examination using records as a supplement or to confirm the findings.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required make a substantiated diagnosis for a presenting orthodontic complaint based on examinations and patient interactions, and then to prepare and refine treatment plans based on that analysis. It also involves the skills to communicate ethically and effectively with patients and agree on a finalised treatment plan.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to evaluate and use digital technologies for digital orthodontic treatment planning and monitoring.
It requires ability to apply knowledge of clear aligner material and biomechanics to create the most appropriate plan for the patient.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prevent and correct problems of the growth of jaws, abnormal soft tissue habits and the eruption of teeth for growing children.
It requires the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of facial growth and optimal timing for orthodontic or dentofacial orthopaedic treatment in children.
This unit describes the performance evidence, skills and knowledge to treat patients and monitor progress against expectations using clear aligners or other customised digital orthodontic appliances. It requires the ability to apply specialised knowledge of the benefits and limitations of clear aligner technologies and therapies and related biomechanics and attachment protocols.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the need for a multidisciplinary approach to patient treatment, make referrals, and communicate effectively with other dental and medical specialists to facilitate holistic patient care. Treatments from other dental and medical professionals may include oral surgery, restorative dentistry and treatments to manage facial disharmony. The unit also involves undertaking teeth movement to facilitate other dental treatments.
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!
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.
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.
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.