BOQ Specialist and ADAQ announce applications open for 2023 dental bursaries

Brisbane, 4 October 2023

BOQ Specialist has today announced the return of its popular ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Bursary for Dental Excellence program in partnership with the Australian Dental Association Queensland (ADAQ), which will award two ADAQ members with professional development grants valued at a total of $11,000.

Now in its seventh consecutive year, the program acknowledges Queensland dental practices and emerging practitioners that are committed to quality learning and funds the continued professional development of practitioners and their teams.

BOQ Specialist Queensland State Manager, Heidi Samoilenko said she was proud to once again be supporting the bursary program.

“We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with ADAQ supporting dental practitioners in delivering the highest level of care and service to their patients through the bursary program,” she said.

“Not only does this mark the strength of our long-standing relationship, but also our commitment to supporting the professional development within the Queensland dental community.”

This year, one bursary will be offered to an emerging practitioner (with less than five years of professional work experience), and the other will be offered to an experienced practitioner (with over five years of professional work experience) on behalf of their dental practice.

ADAQ President, Dr Jay Hsing, said the bursaries recognise the dedication and commitment of dental practitioners not just to their own continuing professional development, but also to developing their teams to deliver quality care to their communities.

“We appreciate the continued partnership with BOQ Specialist to deliver this strategic initiative that strongly aligns with ADAQ's mission of supporting the dental profession and advancing the oral health of all Queenslanders,” Dr Hsing said. 

The bursaries will be awarded at the ADAQ Annual Clinic Day on Friday 24 November 2023 with applications accepted until 11:59pm on Sunday 5 November 2023. The application form is available via the ADAQ website at


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About the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch
The Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch (ADAQ) is the peak body representing the dental profession. We advocate for our members, and work with government and other bodies to develop oral health policy and resources which will provide for improved oral health of all Queenslanders. ADAQ supports the practise and development of dentistry in Queensland through the design, support and delivery of education and professional services to member dentists and dental students. Further information: