ADA NSW and BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Grant

Proudly supporting early career dentists

The ADA NSW and 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 are now open for the 2023 ADA NSW and BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Grant. For more information and to apply, visit the ADA NSW website here.

Congratulations to our 2021 recipients

We are delighted to announce Dr Rina Chrun and Dr Rand Al-Raees as the recipients of the 2021 ADA NSW and BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Grant.

Dr Chrun was awarded the major grant of $5,000 and Dr Al-Raees 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 past recipients


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

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