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

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

Vandana KatyalBOSS Courses, Dr Katyal’s Publications

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 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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