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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

  • 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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