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Australian accreditation awarded for BOSS Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT)

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After a tumultuous 2020 beset by disruption, the team behind the UK and Australian accredited Registered Training Organisation – BOSS (Best Orthodontic Seminars and Sessions Pty Ltd), aka The Digital Orthodontic College, has now launched it’s newly accredited and innovative qualification. 

The new Australian accredited course has been entered on the National Register as 10905NAT – Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments and has been accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/10905NAT

Getting the diploma accredited by the UK and Australia has been no small feat, with countless hours of work over three years going into the process. This monumental exercise in navigating administrative hurdles has made the achievement even more rewarding for the course creator, one of the leading Digital Specialist Orthodontist – Dr Vandana Katyal.

Local and international recognition

In 2019 Dr Katyal was honoured to have the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics approved for accreditation by the UK awarding body EduQual – this was the first 100% online orthodontic qualification that was flexible, practical and innovative with a strong focus clear aligner treatments and latest technologies. In 2021, she is pleased to announce that the Australian industry has joined the UK in recognising the highest standards embodied in the course.

Discussing the Australian accreditation, Dr Katyal said; “This is a really important development for the current diploma and for the Australian dental industry. With increasing demand for dentists to deliver certain orthodontic services such as clear aligners and advances in technologies in this field, domestic accreditation for the course provides dental practitioners with the confidence to invest in their professional development, safe in the knowledge that what they are learning is both highly practical and of the highest quality”.

Dr Katyal is the first orthodontist in Australia to receive such an industry stamp of recognition. Dr Katyal is also proud to be the first female orthodontist in the world to receive a national and international accreditation for the course.

The components for success

So, what elevates the UK-accredited Diploma above other professional development, enabling it to achieve the highly coveted and prestigious Australian industry accreditation, by ASQA?

The Australian-accredited Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT) delivers excellence in the field of digital orthodontic education, specifically focusing on the prescription and management of clear aligner appliances, latest virtual technologies such as Dental Monitoring™ and the recognition of this fact by ASQA highlights that the Australian dental industry is fortunate to have professional development of this calibre for dental practitioner, orthodontist and postgraduate dental students.

Delivered in two formats, either blended (combination of face-to-face and online learning), or 100% online, the course enables dental professionals to gain confidence in delivering modern, practical and efficient orthodontic services, within the year of commencing study.

Comprising face-to-face or online courses, 12 monthly webinars and 1 in-office program – as well as one-on-one coaching sessions with Dr Katyal – the Australian-accredited Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT) covers the latest developments and technology to place you in an exclusive band of dental professionals. The diploma is not a Specialist Orthodontic degree (requiring 3 years full time study), but it assists to expand the scope of practice and enhances orthodontic skills for dentists.

A comprehensive education in clear aligners and beyond

While the Australian-accredited Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (10905NAT) and UK-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics covers orthodontic knowledge and fundamentals such as diagnosis, evidence-based biomechanics, risk management and digital treatment planning, it also provides dental practitioners the skills to apply the knowledge gained immediately in their daily practice. 

And, now, you can receive a certification that is recognised both in Australia and internationally.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your dental career in 2021, click HERE to read all the course details and to enrol.

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
  • I just attended the 2018 Boss Course 1 in Melbourne. It was a comprehensive introduction into orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. I have walked away feeling confident in my knowledge and abilities. I recommend this course to beginners and those with more experience. The group was small and the course felt tailored to our individual levels of experience. Dr Katyal was so kind and approachable and generously shared her knowledge. The course was heavily scientifically based and Dr Katyal frequently referred to the literature and gave recommended pre-readings to enhance our knowledge and make the most of the session.

    Dr Rachael McDonald, Dentist, Melbourne
  • 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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