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Guest Lecturers

We have some of Australia’s leading dental specialists and experts involved in BOSS and helping with a comprehensive orthodontic continuing education

Dr Ben Lee, Prosthodontist
BDS MDSc (Pros) MRACDS (Pros)

Ben completed his MDSc in Prosthodontics from University of Sydney. During this time, he was given the Young Prosthodontist Award by The International College of Prosthodontists. He is the past president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (NSW) and Australian Asian Association of Dentists. He is a mentor for implant diploma courses offered by the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Charles Sturt University.

In addition to being a visiting honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, a frequent presenter for Nobel Biocare, Ben frequently presents on the topic of dental implants and fixed prosthodontics nationwide.

As a prosthodontist, Ben works full-time in his referral based specialist practice in Chatswood, Sydney with particular interest in the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant treatment.

Dr Boris Cherkasski, Prosthodontist
DDM, BDS (Otago), GradDipClinDent (Melb), MRACDS (Pros.) MDS (Melb).

Following completion of his Master Degree at Melbourne University, Dr Cherkasski has been in a specialist practice restricted to prosthodontics. He has broad knowledge and substantial practical experience in all aspects of restorative dentistry including dental implantology. His special interest lies in cosmetic rehabilitation and the use of digital technologies in restorative treatment.

Dr Cherkasski lectures nationally and internationally on dental implant-related issues. He is a full member of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists and an immediate past president of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (Victorian branch).

Currently, Dr Cherkasski serves in an executive committee of the Australasian Osseointegration Society– federal body.

Dr Jad Clarke, Paediatric Dentist
BDS (Syd) DClinDent Paed (Syd) MRACDS

Dr Jad Clarke is a specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. He strongly believes in integration of a child’s oral health with their total health care management. He has a particular interests in children with special needs, management of children with dental anxiety and treatment of dental emergencies and trauma.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Sydney, Jad worked in general practice in Wollongong and Sydney for nine years before undertaking specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney.

Dr Clarke currently works in private practice in Bondi Junction and holds positions at Westmead Centre for Oral Health and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He also maintains a role as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Dr Johnson Chou, Prosthodontist
BDS (Otago), D.Clin.Dent (Prosthodontics), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent (Sedation & Pain Control), MRACDS (Pros)

Johnson is a specialist prosthodontist in private dental practice in Sydney, Australia. He also works one day a week in Department of Oral Restorative Sciences in Westmead Centre of Oral Health and involved in teaching prosthodontic registrars on the topic of composite resin. He practices in all areas of prosthodontics: implants, crown and bridge, partial and complete dentures, temporomandibular joint disorders. He is a contributor to the textbook “Oral Rehabilitation: A Case-Based Approach’.

Mark Johnstone, Endodontist
BDSc(Hons) DClinDent Endo (Melb)

Specialist Endodontist in private practice Melbourne. Researcher and lecturer on various endodontic topics, including informed consent.

Rochelle McPherson, Orofacial Myologist
Assoc Dip Dent Hygiene, COM

With over 25 years of experience in dental hygiene and related fields, Rochelle is one of Australia’s leading practitioners of Orofacial Myology. Rochelle’s expertise is highly sought after in the industry, and she regularly conducts training and mentoring for other practitioners in this field.

Rochelle runs a private, orofacial myology practice in Sydney, OM Health, bringing a unique, holistic approach to patient care. She incorporates a team approach with other health professionals to assist in a greater level of health and well-being. Her special interests include, Orofacial Growth and Development, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Rochelle is a lecturer at the Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology. She speaks both nationally and internationally. Rochelle is committed to advancing Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Australia through best practice and continuing education.

https://www.omhealth.com.au/
https://www.australianacademyoforofacialmyology.com.au/

Dr Ehsan Mellati, Specialist Periodontics
DDS, DClinDent (Perio)(Melb) Clinical Mentor (Sydney & Latrobe Uni)

Ehsan is a sought-after periodontist in private practice in West Sydney and his practice is restricted to periodontics and implant dentistry. He also holds teaching positions at University of Sydney and LaTrobe University. He is the recipient of the prestigious ITI (International Team for Implantology) grant for his postgraduate thesis focusing on healing of hard and soft tissues around immediate implants. He has published several articles in well-respected international journals and has been actively involved in presenting lectures, running CPD events, and teaching dental students and overseas trained dentists. He is an active member of International Team for Implantology, Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Periodontology, and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists.

What People Are Saying

  • I am a general dentist in Sydney and a BOSS student in 2016 and now 2017! For the past year BOSS has supported me though my introduction to clear aligners. No other course to my knowledge offers the one-on-one mentorship and case support provided by Dr. Katyal, which is tailored to your level of experience. The program gives you the confidence to provide complex and quality treatment of a Specialist standard. Cannot recommend it highly enough!

    Dr. Melissa Marinovic, Erko Dental, Erskineville
  • 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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