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A 100% online CPD course designed for Dental and Oral Health Therapists as well as Dental Hygienists to be a successful auxiliary to an orthodontic practice focusing on clear aligner techniques and emerging virtual digital technologies.

Course Overview

Now that you have the ability to deliver digital orthodontic treatments to patients, wouldn’t it be great to have your support team on the same page? BOSS is proud to announce the launch of a brand new course designed to achieve exactly that.

By equipping your team with the skills they need to support you in your clear aligner cases, you can better spend your time focusing on treating patients.

Delivered entirely online, the Orthodontist-led course requires around three hours of self-paced study a week over a six-month period. Gain upto 75 hours of CPD points at completion.

Why should you enrol to this course? Here are the top reasons.

  • Learn how to support the dental practitioner for clear aligner treatments.
  • Start at any time you wish. Learn at your pace with flexible 24/7 online learning.
  • No travel required, save on cost and time.
  • Orthodontist-led training program
  • Upskill and enhance your scope to work in a digital orthodontic practice with latest 3D and virtual technologies.

Topics Covered

Module 1 – Take and Present Orthodontic Records

  • Preparing for and performing orthodontic photography and radiography
  • Editing orthodontic photographs
  • Preparing for and taking digital impressions (scans)
  • Creating STL files for export to various online portals

Module 2 – Preparing and modifying digital records for clear aligner therapy and retainers

  • Uploading orthodontic records
  • Modifying STL file for 3D printing of orthodontic study models
  • Using and managing technologies like 3D printers
  • Fabricating vacuum formed orthodontic retainers on 3D printed models

Module 3 – Identify and refer for orthodontic problems

  • Identifying need for early treatment
  • Referring for orthodontic assessments and treatment
  • Assessing airway abnormalities in children
  • Assessing oral hygiene and dental health in a potential orthodontic patient

Module 4 – Deliver and assist in clear aligner therapy

  • Preparing for and bonding attachments and buttons
  • Removing attachments and buttons
  • Determining next appointment in consultation with dental practitioner
  • Managing emergencies and broken appliances
  • Bonding a fixed lingual retainer
  • Issuing passive removable retainers
  • Providing patients instructions for clear aligner therapy, retainers, whitening, separators, elastics, revisions, interproximal reduction and remote monitoring

Module 5 – Perform interproximal reduction

  • Preparing patient for interproximal reduction
  • Performing interproximal reduction – manually and with mechanical drivers
  • Verifying that IPR was performed appropriately

Module 6 – Utilise virtual technologies in digital orthodontics

  • Using virtual consultation apps and tools such as SmileMate and Dental Monitoring
  • Activating various protocols for virtual appointments
  • Managing and coordinating virtual tracking dashboards and alerts

Study Mode:

100% Online 24/7 availability, to be completed within 6 months. START at any time as it is self-paced. No travel required. All clinical demonstrations are provided via recorded high-definition videos supplemented with written notes, templates and handouts.

Time required:

Suggested time investment is about 3 hrs per week for 6 months. Fast-track your progress as it suits. Download your certificate of completion at the end of your online course. Course access is disabled upon completion or 6 months, whichever comes first.

Who is this course for?

Dental Team members who are interested in developing effective and efficient supporting role for dental practitioners practicing clear aligners orthodontic treatments and emerging orthodontic techniques.

It is best suited for:

Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists, anywhere in the world.


AUD $3,900 + 10% GST

No refunds permitted. All course content is available at once to fast-pace your studies.


Not sure which course is right for you? Download Our Course Comparison Guide

What People Are Saying

  • I completed the BOSS UK Diploma in 2021 and when it became available, signed up for the AU course as well. I completed the AU course at the end of last year and can honestly say BOSS (now Digital Orthodontic College) has completely changed my approach to clear aligner treatments and increased my confidence with treatment planning immensely. The fact that the course is 100% online was a huge drawcard for me initially since I have two young children, work clinically part-time and run my own business. It allowed me the flexibility to study when I had the chance and didn’t result in any loss of clinical time. Dr V is extremely passionate about orthodontics and more importantly sharing her wisdom and that comes through in her approach to teaching. The course is extremely comprehensive (NB: the AU course has quite a few complex assessments) and covers everything starting from the basics of tooth movement, which sets a good foundation and is therefore suitable even for beginners. The monthly/bimonthly webinars allow students to share cases and is a safe space, non-judgmental and therefore an incredible learning platform. I had been doing clear aligner treatments prior to starting this course, but BOSS helped me see patients with new eyes and has overhauled my treatment planning approach. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone interested in learning, or to extend their knowledge about, clear aligner treatments.

    Thank you so much Dr V!

    Dr Lora Banicevic, Dentist NSW
  • The Australian accredited 10905NAT Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatment offers comprehensive training in the field, gives the candidate the opportunity to do things in a self-paced manner, while getting a personalised 1-on-1 learning experience with Dr Vandana Katyal. It was an excellent choice for me and gave me the flexibility to get the well-designed training done in my own time frame. I would strongly recommend the course to any practitioners who is looking to upskill themselves with a no-compromise high quality course, while also having to juggle between busy practices and family schedules.

    Dr Charles Sun, Dentist WA
  • 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
  • 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 NSW
  • 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
  • I chose Boss’s clear aligner diploma because I wanted to know the latest evidence based practice to enhance my treatment planning and case execution. I now have a much better understanding of how to diagnose, what movements can be done and what will get me into trouble. The flexible nature of the course delivery also fit perfectly into full time work and my otherwise packed schedule. The monthly case presentation webinars are also great to not only get feedback from Dr Katyal, but also to validate your own thoughts self-assess and see how you are tracking with your learning.

    Dr Gregory Nguyễn, Dentist NSW

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