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Why More Dentists Are Enrolling In Orthodontic Courses


There is nothing more rewarding than helping your patients become happier and healthier. General dentists can provide patients with a healthier smile as they focus on fundamental treatments such as dental cleanings and root canal treatments. However, offering orthodontics at your practice can improve patients dental health and create confident smiles, with significant rewards for both you and your patients.

As more patients seek out orthodontic care, many general dentists have been seeking out more ways to invest in new treatment options to help their patients, allowing them to quickly diagnose complex cases of malocclusion and come up with treatment plans. One of the ways to add more value to their areas of specialty is by adding orthodontics to their skill set. Though orthodontists require more education than general dentists, there are many benefits to being an orthodontist including expanded patient care and positive job growth.

So, what improvements do orthodontics bring to general practices? Adding orthodontic treatments to practices can bring numerous benefits, including:

Noticeable results

As a dentist, seeing the patients’ satisfaction and receiving their gratitude makes the work much more meaningful. There is no doubt that general dentistry treatments are incredibly important, but their impact isn’t always apparent to patients. General dentistry often focuses on fundamental treatments such as dental cleanings and root canal treatments. While essential to their health, removing tooth decay and filling cavities aren’t as exciting as fixing misaligned teeth and jaw misalignment. Orthodontics provides treatments where patients can really see the improvement.

Clearer Treatment Goals

By adding orthodontics to their dental practices, general dentists will increase patient retention and referrals as they become multi-specialists. They are able to provide comprehensive treatment for their patients because they have built a good relationship with them, understand their oral health needs, and help them reach their oral care goals.

Many patients are hesitant to seek medical care from an unfamiliar specialist. Having their own dentist provide orthodontic treatment increases their chances of following through with treatment.

General Dentist Orthodontic Course

Incorporating orthodontics at your practice can help you keep up with the latest techniques and develop the necessary skills to help patients receive the greatest quality of care.

BOSS offers orthodontic courses for dentists that are specifically designed to provide you with orthodontic skills necessary to confidently identify and diagnose orthodontic cases.

You can contact us today to learn more about our orthodontic courses for dentists. View our website for more progressive seminars and courses that will help you unlock your full potential.

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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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