We're here to support clients affected by lockdowns Click here

ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Grant

Proudly supporting early career dentists

The ADA NSW BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Grant 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 grant 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 grant, 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 grant, a second grant 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 Grant are now open. Click here  for more information and to apply.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 29th October 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 Grant.

Dr Calvin was awarded the major grant of $5,000 and Dr Hsueh was awarded the minor grant 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.

Hear from one of our 2019 recipients

Testimonials:

2020 recipient
 
“I am consistently working towards being a strong and efficient clinician and my aim is to change community perspectives of dentistry. This grant will help me to achieve those goals.”

Dr. Amy Calvin, 2020 grant recipient 

2020 recipient
 
“Attending CPD courses has increased my confidence in technical skills, diagnosis and treatment planning ability and communication skills with patients. My number one goal is to provide the best possible care to my patients and this grant will help with that.”

Dr. Denise Hsueh, 2020 grant recipient 

2019 recipient
 
“In the first few years of dentistry, it can be difficult deciding between helping out at the practice or attending a CPD course that will further your dental career. This grant will helps to alleviate some of the stress associated with this”

Dr. Laurence Doan, 2019 grant recipient 

2018 recipient

 
"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 grant recipient

ADA NSW President
 

"We are delighted to offer the grant for recent graduate members to help them gain an edge in a competitive talent pool. The grant 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

  • Important Information

      The information contained in this webpage is general in nature and has been provided in good faith, without taking into account your personal circumstances. While all reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information is accurate and opinions fair and reasonable, no warranties in this regard are provided.