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BOSS Founder shares digital orthodontics insights in new handbook

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Have you ever wondered just what it takes to add modern orthodontic procedures, like Invisalign, to the services you offer at your dental practice?

In the past, the idea of dentists managing orthodontic procedures was just pie in the sky. The two disciplines had their strict boundaries and dentists didn’t venture into the realm of teeth straightening.

In the last decade or so, however, technology has changed all this. Today, dentists are able to use cutting-edge 3-D scanning tools, smart software and even mobile apps to prescribe and manage smile transformations using clear aligners.

At the forefront of this evolution in dental practitioner capabilities is Specialist Orthodontist Dr Vandana Katyal. Dr V, as she’s known to legions of dental professionals across Australia and the world, is also the founder of BOSS (Best Orthodontic Seminars and Sessions) and creator of the acclaimed Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics.

Tapping into her wealth of experience, both in practicing orthodontics and in delivering educational content to dental professionals, Dr V has written a remarkable new book titled Clinical Handbook of Digital Orthodontics.

An essential resource for any dentists considering adding clear aligners to their services, this highly detailed and incredibly thorough resource provides clear direction for the steps necessary to succeed in this field.

Dr V is a firm believer in the power of learning from first-hand experience, and in this book she provides some valuable insights into her own extensive clinical experiences. In fact, ‘some’ is rather an understatement, because she actually references over 1,000 case studies.

In its in-depth introduction to the world of digital orthodontics, the handbook walks the reader through the processes, equipment and protocols of this new field of opportunity for dentists. Throughout its pages, Dr V explores the protocols of clinical efficiency, and of predictability – factors that hugely impact the proficiency with which orthodontics cases can be accepted and managed. In addition to these highly practical skills, the handbook also considers the dental practitioner-patient relationship, focusing on the nurturing of orthodontic patients.

Of course, adding clear aligners to your dental repertoire is one thing, but without the ability to sell this service, your new skills won’t realise their potential as a new revenue stream. To this end, Dr V explains how to incorporate digital orthodontics into your dental practice and includes useful business and marketing strategies, including templates for letters and communications to build your referral network.

The Clinical Handbook of Digital Orthodontics provides a valuable overview to dentists of this emerging field and is valued at $250. The handbook will be available to purchase on Amazon, and you can register your interest here

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If you’re ready to add clear aligners and digital orthodontics to your services in 2021, however, you can receive a copy of the book for FREE by enrolling in the UK-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics Online course before 30 November. The Diploma is currently reduced in price by $2,000 (courtesy of the BOSS COVID relief program, which will end in the new year), so there has never been a better time to invest in the future success of your dental practice.

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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