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FAQ

BOSS is a mix of Doctor, Team and Business modules to provide overall support in multiple areas if you are interested in either diagnosis or managing orthodontic problems in your own practice.

When it comes to the Doctor modules, the 6 courses are designed to help you achieve predictable orthodontic outcomes with a specialist orthodontist mentorship for your cases, using a variety of appliances and techniques.
 

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What would you expect a dentist to be able to do in terms of treatment by the end of the year (assuming attendance at all of the courses)?

The following are learning objective that I would hope you would achieve at the end of 12 months and the 6 courses in 2017:

  • Learn how to diagnose orthodontic problems including airways disorders with confidence in our own setting
  • What you could do should you not refer
  • When to refer to a specialist and timings of such referrals
  • How to handle case-based problems rather than treating to a classification system/cookbook approach
  • Broad overview of a large number of topics, hot topics and case-based problem solving in groups
  • Alert for red flags and risk management if undertaking treatment in your setting
  • Justify treatment decision based on evidence
  • Critical appraisal of exisiting literature on a variety of orthodontic areas
  • Orthodontic treatment in mixed dentition in your setting (maxillary expanders, functional appliances, space maintainers, partial fixed appliances, etc)
  • Treat your adult and teen patients with fixed appliances or clear aligners more confidently – this is a progression from simple to moderate malocclusions
  • Learn to use multiple systems for orthodontic treatment from fixed appliances, to clear aligners

What the BOSS program can help you with?

  • Learn how to diagnose orthodontic problems including airways disorders with confidence
  • When to refer to a specialist
  • How to handle case-based problems rather than treating to a classification system/cookbook approach
  • Case-based problem solving in groups
  • Justify treatment decision based on evidence
  • Alert for red flags and risk management if undertaking treatment in your setting
  • Critical appraisal of exisiting literature on a variety of orthodontic areas.
  • Orthodontic treatment in mixed dentition in your setting (maxillary expanders, functional appliances, space 
 maintainers, partial fixed appliances, etc)
  • Treat your adult and teen patients with fixed appliances or clear aligners more confidently
  • Learn to use multiple systems for orthodontic treatment

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How much support do we get during the course and after with cases?

If enrolling for the year, you will receive mentorship for your 5 orthodontic cases at any stage of treatment within the year of enrolment. The support level can vary according to the needs of the case – from diagnosis to treatment planning to digital setups (eg. Clinchecks for your Invisalign patients). We intend to always respond within 1-2 weeks with a thorough summary and rationale behind any suggestions. The support for your Team can also be added whereby we can train your team in photography, assisting for orthodontics and patient support.

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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