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 2020 ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursaries are now open. For more information and to apply, visit the ADA NSW website here. 

Applications close 5:00pm AEST on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Congratulations to our 2019 recipient

We are delighted to announce Griffith-based dentist, Dr Anna-Lise Phoebe, and Dapto-based dentist, Dr Laurence Doan, as the joint recipients of the 2019 ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary. Dr Phoebe and Dr Doan were named the recipients of the bursary during the ADA NSW Gala Charity Winter Ball, each receiving $2,500 to be applied to ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development training courses.

Graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2016, Dr Phoebe now practices in her home town of Griffith. She impressed the judges with her commitment to professional development and long term vision to serve the community as a rural dentist.

Dr Doan is a recent 2017 graduate of dentistry and now practices at Brighter Smiles Dapto Dental. He has greatly appreciated being mentored by the initial owner of the practice and would like to pass his knowledge and passion on to mentor others in future.

Dr Phoebe and Dr Doan will be featured in the ADA NSW’s online and print publications as well as BOQ Specialist’s Best Practice publication.


"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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