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Cutting-edge BOSS orthodontics course gets international approval

Cutting-edge BOSS orthodontics course gets international approval

Jack LeeBOSS News

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 is the first 12-month orthodontic course in Australia to achieve this accreditation.

The recognition of the high quality of BOSS course content, created by Dr Katyal, further strengthens the credentials of this cutting edge orthodontic education program. And what’s more, Dr Katyal is the first female orthodontist in the world to receive this accreditation for such a course, making it an even greater achievement, on both a personal and professional level.

We’ve always known that our BOSS courses deliver true excellence in the field of orthodontic education and that the Australian dental industry is lucky to have professional development of this calibre, so gaining this international approval means a lot to us, and the whole team at BOSS are wearing even bigger smiles than usual this week!

So, what’s so good about the course that it’s achieved this global acknowledgement? Comprising 3 face-to-face courses, 12 monthly webinars and 1 in-office program – as well as 2 one-on-one coaching sessions with Dr Katyal – the BOSS Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics has been designed to improve confidence, competence and case acceptance with orthodontics. This is not a Specialist Orthodontic degree (which requires 3 years full time study), but it does assist scope of practice and enhance orthodontic skills for dentists.

If you take the course (accredited for 104 CPDs) you’ll learn diagnosis and understanding case complexities; treatment planning with digital and traditional methods; and risk management and finishing cases to a high standard.

The 12-month delivery provides a comprehensive education in the application of clear aligners and fixed appliances, which can enable you to deliver modern, practical and profitable orthodontics in your practice.

And, of course, you can now also receive an internationally recognised certification!

If you’re ready to take the next step in your dental career in 2019, click HERE to read all the course details and enrol.

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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