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Modern Orthodontics Insights

Modern Orthodontics Insights

Vandana KatyalDr Katyal’s Publications, Uncategorised

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 dentists didn’t venture into the realm of teeth straightening.

However, over the past decade, technology has changed all of this. Nowadays, dentists are able to use cutting-edge 3-D scanning tools, smart software and even mobile applications to prescribe and manage smile transformations using clear aligners.

At the forefront of this evolution in dental practitioner capabilities is Specialist Orthodontist Dr. Vandana Katyal. Dr. V, as she’s known to legions of dental professionals across Australia and the world, is also the founder and creator of BOSS (Best Orthodontic Seminars and Sessions) of the renowned Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (AU & UK accredited qualifications).

Tapping into her wealth of modern orthodontic experience, both in the practice and in delivering educational content to dental professionals, Dr. V has written a remarkable new book titled Clinical Handbook of Digital Orthodontics.

An essential resource for any dentists considering adding clear aligners to their services, this highly detailed and incredibly thorough resource provides clear direction for the steps necessary to succeed in this field.

Dr. V is a firm believer in the power of learning first-hand and gives some valuable insights from her own extensive clinical experiences in this book. In fact, ‘some’ is rather an understatement, as she actually refers to templates, protocols and workflows developed in treating more than 1000 clear aligner case studies.

In its in-depth introduction to the world of digital orthodontics, the handbook walks the reader through the processes, equipment and protocols of this new field of opportunity for dentists. Throughout its pages, Dr. V explores the protocols of clinical efficiency, and of predictability – factors that hugely impact the proficiency with which orthodontics cases can be accepted and managed. In addition to these highly practical skills, the handbook also takes into account the dental practitioner-patient relationship, focusing on the nurturing of orthodontic patients.

Of course, adding clear aligners to your dental repertoire is one thing, but without the ability to sell this service, your new skills won’t realise their potential as a new revenue stream. To this end, Dr V explains how to incorporate modern orthodontics into your dental practice and includes useful business and marketing strategies, including templates for letters and communications to build your referral network.

The Clinical Handbook of Digital Orthodontics provides a valuable overview to dentists in this emerging field and is valued at $250. The handbook will be available to purchase on Amazon, and you can register your interest here

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If you’re ready to add clear aligners and modern orthodontics to your services in 2021, you can receive a copy of the book for FREE by enrolling in the UK-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics Online course or the AU-accredited 10905NAT Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontics course. The Diploma is currently 100% online reducing the need to take time away from your practice and travel. Plus this is a carbon emission reducing course for the future of our planet and keeping it green.

So there has never been a better time to invest in the future success of your dental practice.


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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