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Why it’s time to add Invisalign clear aligners to your dental practice

Vandana KatyalUncategorised

Dentistry and orthodontics are no longer the separate domains that they once were. Technology is now enabling dentists to master specific digital orthodontics skills that were once only able to be delivered by orthodontists – such as Invisalign clear aligners.

To deliver expertise in your orthodontic procedures, however, you need a level of knowledge, training and practice in digital orthodontics that is not taught in university dental courses.

BOSS’s innovative Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics 100% Online, which is approved by the UK awarding body (EduQual), was created specifically to bridge this knowledge gap for dental professionals, and to empower them with a high level of confidence in the management of Invisalign clear aligners cases.

The Diploma – which is approved for 100 hours of CPD and is delivered over a 12-month period – equips you with the skills to plan treatments using advanced software, accurately predict outcomes and monitor progress remotely using the latest in dental technology. And by virtue of being 100% online, it not only enables you to learn and review content at your own pace, but also eliminates both the need to take time away from your dental practice and the expenses of travel and accommodation often associated with professional development courses.

The Diploma was created by the founder of BOSS (Best Orthodontic Seminars & Sessions), Dr Vandana Katyal, who has a wealth of experience straightening patients’ teeth using Invisalign clear aligners. In fact, she is a member of an elite band of dental professionals to hold the status of Invisalign Diamond Provider. To help those looking for the best and most experienced person to straighten their teeth using this system, the Invisalign Providers Certification Standard created three levels of ‘super elite’ status – of which Diamond is the highest. To be awarded the Diamond Provider status, an orthodontist or dentist must consistently treat at least 151 people annually with Invisalign. Dr Katyal has been doing so in her Sydney-based practice for several years.

For a taste of Dr Katyal’s teaching, watch her discuss creating an orthodontic problem list and treatment plan below:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics 100% Online uses case-based learning – proven to be the most effective way of educating dentists about the safest and most productive way to add orthodontic techniques to their services.

Watch Dr Katyal discuss one of the over 1,000 clear aligner cases she has managed below:

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.

Through the BOSS e-learning platform, 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.

The course components cover everything from malocclusion diagnosis, biomechanics and digital set-ups, through to teen and early intervention, 3-D scanning and remote Dental Monitoring.

The diploma also features support and feedback in the form of a private case discussion platform, access to live and recorded webinars, group coaching and unlimited online support.

The BOSS Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics 100% Online is the most comprehensive clear aligner course available to dental professionals and will equip you with the skills to deliver modern, practical and profitable clear aligners treatments in your practice. By enrolling now for 2021, you can SAVE $2,000 courtesy of the BOSS COVID relief program – making the course $11,900 instead of the usual $13,900. The relief fee program ends next year, so now is the time to book and save.

PLUS, if you enrol before 30 November 2020, you’ll also receive a complimentary copy of Dr Katyal’s newly published Clinical Handbook of Digital Orthodontics (valued at $250) in which she provides a thorough overview of the topic that will make fascinating reading for any dentists considering adding Invisalign clear aligners to their skillset.

PLUS, if you enrol before 30 November 2020, you’ll also receive a complimentary copy of Dr Katyal’s newly published Clinical Handbook of Digital Orthodontics (valued at $250) in which she provides a thorough overview of the topic that will make fascinating reading for any dentists considering adding Invisalign clear aligners to their skillset.

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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