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ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary

Proudly supporting early career dentists

The ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary is a professional development grant that was launched in August 2018 as part of a long-standing partnership with the Australian Dental Association New South Wales Branch (ADA NSW) and BOQ Specialist.

The bursary is open to ADA NSW members who have graduated within the past seven years and aims to acknowledge their commitment to high quality learning and to provide financial support for further professional development through continuing education courses.

The bursary, valued at $5,000, is to be applied towards career development training within the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development. In addition to the $5000 bursary, a second bursary valued at $2,500 will be awarded 2020 to the runner-up applicant (valued at a total of $7,500).

Applications for the 2021 ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary will open in August 2021.

Congratulations to our 2020 recipients

We are delighted to announce Orange-based dentist, Dr Amy Calvin, and Sydney-based dentist, Dr Denise Hsueh, as the recipients of the 2020 ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary.

Dr Calvin was awarded the major bursary of $5,000 and Dr Hsueh was awarded the minor bursary of $2,500, each to be applied towards ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development training courses.

The two outstanding recipients impressed the judging panel with their commitment and dedication to  their chosen careers, and their genuine passion for the dental profession and the communities which they serve. Read the full announcement here.

Both Dr Calvin and Dr Hsueh will be featured in the November issue of the ADA NSW's NSW Dentist magazine as well as BOQ Specialist’s upcoming Best Practice publication.


Hear from one of our 2019 recipients


"We have so many ways we can improve the lives of our patients, so I feel there will always be further training and education I need to complete to deliver the highest quality of care to my patients.” 

Dr. Jenny Hong, 2018 bursary recipient


"We are delighted to offer the bursary for recent graduate members to help them gain an edge in a competitive talent pool. The bursary is a terrific opportunity for those relatively new to dentistry to earn subsidised places on CPD courses of their choice, enhance their professional development and further boost their skills base and knowledge."

Dr. Kathleen Matthews, President, ADA NSW


"Having provided distinctive banking solutions to dental professionals for over 30 years, we understand their career trajectory and the importance of training and upskilling in these formative years. We are proud to partner with the ADA NSW to offer the bursary program which recognises recent dental graduates who demonstrate a commitment to quality learning and a passion for delivering the highest level of care to their patients."

Hugh Lander, CEO, BOQ Specialist 

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