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Cutting-edge BOSS orthodontics course gets international approval

Jack LeeBOSS News

Last week, many months of waiting with eager anticipation came to an end when leading specialist orthodontist Dr Vandana Katyal received the happy news that BOSS’s innovative Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics has been approved by the UK awarding body!

This was no mean feat, with such honours not being handed out lightly. In fact, the BOSS course is the first 12-month orthodontic course in Australia to achieve this accreditation.

The recognition of the high quality of BOSS course content, created by Dr Katyal, further strengthens the credentials of this cutting edge orthodontic education program. And what’s more, Dr Katyal is the first female orthodontist in the world to receive this accreditation for such a course, making it an even greater achievement, on both a personal and professional level.

We’ve always known that our BOSS courses deliver true excellence in the field of orthodontic education and that the Australian dental industry is lucky to have professional development of this calibre, so gaining this international approval means a lot to us, and the whole team at BOSS are wearing even bigger smiles than usual this week!

So, what’s so good about the course that it’s achieved this global acknowledgement? Comprising 3 face-to-face courses, 12 monthly webinars and 1 in-office program – as well as 2 one-on-one coaching sessions with Dr Katyal – the BOSS Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics has been designed to improve confidence, competence and case acceptance with orthodontics. This is not a Specialist Orthodontic degree (which requires 3 years full time study), but it does assist scope of practice and enhance orthodontic skills for dentists.

If you take the course (accredited for 104 CPDs) you’ll learn diagnosis and understanding case complexities; treatment planning with digital and traditional methods; and risk management and finishing cases to a high standard.

The 12-month delivery provides a comprehensive education in the application of clear aligners and fixed appliances, which can enable you to deliver modern, practical and profitable orthodontics in your practice.

And, of course, you can now also receive an internationally recognised certification!

If you’re ready to take the next step in your dental career in 2019, click HERE to read all the course details and enrol.

What People Are Saying

  • Dr Katyal’s courses are always very practical, interactive and based on up-to-date evidence. I have completed other orthodontic courses and I have found the structure and organisation of BOSS to be superior. Whilst Dr Katyal is very encouraging of GP dentists doing orthodontic treatment, she ensures that we understand our scope of practice, which allows patients to have the best outcomes. Looking forward to doing more BOSS courses in the future!

    Dr Brodie Hil, Dentist VIC
  • Boss is an amazing seminar well ran by Dr Katyal and her team. The group is small and Dr Katyal caters to the needs of the group. We bring cases along to discuss and we can interrupt to ask questions.
    It’s not like other seminars where you get lectured to and they take a few questions at the end . By which time you can’t remember the question you wanted to ask .
    The many lecturers are funny , informative and a pleasure to listen to . Ohh ohh I forgot … it’s held at the Hilton hotel and the food is unbelievable!!!

    Amy Lg, Dentist, Sydney
  • Many thanks to BOSS and Dr Vandana Katyal for providing me with a great learning platform for clear aligners. With a previous background in fixed orthodontics, I have always been interested in incorporating clear aligners to give my patients all options when it comes to providing orthodontic treatment in my practice.

    After attending BOSS lectures, Dr Katyal has helped grow my confidence in using clear aligners by providing one on one mentoring on clin-checks and also going through some of her own cases that she is treating with Invisalign which has been an eye opener for myself.

    I have now got multiple cases of Invisalign undergoing and I don’t shy away in presenting clear aligners as a treatment option for patients requiring orthodontic treatment in my practice.

    Amrinder Oberoi, Dentist, Sydney
  • I have been attending BOSS Courses since early 2016, and am so pleased to have found Vandana and her team! As Orthodontics is such a vast study in itself, BOSS breaks it down into practical and easy to understand concepts, which allows you to become more aware of the orthodontic status of all your patients. I have found so much confidence in being able to deliver orthodontic treatment to my patients after attending BOSS. If you’re someone who hasn’t done any orthodontics and are looking for starter courses, this course is fantastic. It is also a great opportunity for those who have had orthodontic experience in the past (like myself) to enhance, grow and learn more!

    Dr Radhika Singh, Sydney
  • 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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