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

Vandana KatyalBOSS Courses

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 toes in the water of orthodontics. The main focus of this shift is clear aligners, which are destined to make fixed braces obsolete in the coming years.

But how many of us have the confidence and competence to treat patients in the way that both they – and we – expect and deserve?

Simply following a standard treatment plan issued by the manufacturer of the aligner product you use is unlikely to result in satisfactory outcomes. To deliver expertise in your orthodontic procedures, you need knowledge, training and practice. Only then will you have the ability to plan treatments using advanced software, accurately predict outcomes and monitor progress remotely using the latest in dental technology.

Clearly, to safeguard our futures, we must learn how to excel in the digital dental world. Digital orthodontics, however, is not being taught in university dental courses.

BOSS – Best Orthodontic Seminars & Sessions – was created specifically to bridge this knowledge gap for dental professionals. After delivering orthodontic skills courses for a number of years, in 2018 we proudly launched the world’s first accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics. Now, we are able to deliver the entire Diploma online. Ideal for those who are unable to take time away for face-to-face workshops and courses, the Online Diploma doesn’t only enable you to learn and review content at your own pace, but also eliminates both the need to take time off work, and the expense of the associated travel and accommodation.

The Diploma is built on the three pillars of enhancing your competence, confidence and case acceptance in order to support the growth of your career, your practice and your profitability.

So how does it do this? The most effective form of education in dentistry has been proven to be case-based learning, so the Online Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics uses this approach to teach dentists who are adopting orthodontic techniques the good, the bad and the ugly of clear aligners.

By learning from the mistakes of those who have attempted treatments without possessing the skills to competently do so, course attendees can avoid making the same errors themselves.

Over 12 months, the Online BOSS Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics uses a strategy of risk management and troubleshooting to replace the guesswork of digital orthodontics with tried and true methods for best practice.

Through the BOSS e-learning platform, online course attendees learn how to diagnose cases and understand complexities; plan treatment with digital methods and workflows; and manage risk and finish cases to a high standard.

In addition to the 24/7 e-learning platform, the diploma features support, feedback and community in the form of a private case discussion platform (via Slack), access to live and recorded webinars, group coaching via a Discussion Forum, and unlimited online support.

The 12-month BOSS program, leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics, equips you to master clear aligners and digital orthodontics to deliver modern, practical and profitable new treatments in your practice. With old-school fixed braces going the way of the dinosaurs, this is no longer just a useful skill to possess – it’s an essential one.

Watch Dr Katyal explain why she created the Online Diploma.

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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