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ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Practice Bursary for Dental Excellence

Proudly supporting the Queensland dental profession

The ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Practice Bursary for Dental Excellence is a professional development grant that was launched in 2017 as part of a long standing partnership between the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch (ADAQ) and BOQ Specialist.

The  bursary is open to ADAQ members who own their own practice and have over five years of professional work experience.  The aim of the bursary is to acknowledge dental practices that are committed to quality learning and to fund further continuing professional development of their practitioners and staff members. Valued at $5,500, the bursary is to be applied towards ADAQ Continuing Professional Development events or certificate III or IV in Dental Assisting via the ADAQ Registered Training Organisation, and can be used for either self-development or development of practice staff. 

Applications for the 2021 ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Practice Bursary for Dental Excellence are now open. Click here for more information on how to apply. Applications close 11:59pm on Sunday 7 November 2021.

Hear from our 2020 recipient:


2020 Recipient

"This generous bursary gives me the opportunity to not only educate myself further, but to help educate my team. CPD is expensive, so I feel it's important for me as the practice owner to help cover these costs to ensure my team and I continue learning. Our materials, techniques and equipment are evolving at a rapid place and it is our responsibility and commitment to our patients that we keep up to date with what’s happening in dentistry."

Dr. Georgia Sheahan, 2020 ADAQ+BOQ Specialist Practice Bursary Recipient

2019 Recipient
"We were very excited to hear we were successful in our application for the ADAQ+BOQ Bursary. The bursary will benefit the whole team, not only the team member undertaking specific training. Improving the skill of one or more team members enhances the level of care and service we provide to our patients, as well as providing the team member with a sense of achievement and mastery. By continuing to enhance our skills, learn new techniques and keep abreast of the latest advances, we are able to increase the level of trust our patients have in our abilities because they know we care about ensuring they receive the best orthodontic care available, tailored to meet their specific needs." 

Dr. Faye Goodyear,  2019 ADAQ+BOQ Specialist Bursary Recipient


2019 Recipient
"Winning the bursary is a massive opportunity for our practice as it means that we can focus on upskilling our support staff. Our staff are amazing, and we want to be able to progress them in their careers and ensure they are challenged and engaged in their roles. This is not only beneficial to them, but to our practice and our patients as well. By having more highly skilled staff, we can improve our efficiencies in the practice and the quality of service we provide to our paediatric and special needs patients."

Dr. Tim Keys,  2019 ADAQ+BOQ Specialist Bursary Recipient



2018 Recipient

"I was very honoured to receive the ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Bursary in 2018. What a fantastic opportunity to be able to attend some diverse and interesting courses! I enhanced my knowledge, and was able to implement skills learnt straightaway at my practice, benefiting my team and patients alike."

Dr. Brooke Parker,  2018 ADAQ+BOQ Specialist Bursary Recipient

ADAQ President

"The ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Bursary is now in its fifth consecutive year and we are delighted to work with a company that values the importance of continuing professional development. ADAQ is committed to supporting the dental profession and advancing the oral health of Queenslanders. Our partnership with BOQ Specialist supports us in this strategic direction."

Associate Professor Alex Forrest, ADAQ President


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