ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Emerging Practitioners Bursary for Dental Excellence

Proudly supporting emerging dental practitioners in Queensland

The ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Emerging Practitioners Bursary for Dental Excellence was first offered in 2020 as part of the ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Bursary Program which launched in 2017. 

The bursary is open to ADAQ members who have recently graduated and have five or less years of professional work experience. Valued at $5,500, the bursary  aims to recognise emerging practitioners that are committed to quality learning and to support their career development by providing funding  towards ADAQ Continuing Professional Development courses.

Congratulations to our 2021 recipient

We are delighted to announce Dr Lynda Richardson has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Emerging Practitioners Bursary. Dr Richardson was awarded $5,500  to be applied towards ADAQ Continuing Professional Development courses.

As a recent graduate, Dr Richardson’s consistent commitment to her professional development in order to provide an exceptional level of care to her patients is commendable, making her a most deserving recipient of the Emerging Practitioners Bursary. Read the full announcement here.


Hear from our 2020 recipient:


2021 Recipient

“I am at the beginning of my career and building the foundations for a successful career requires me to continue to extend my knowledge and clinical skills. This bursary provides me with financial assistance to give me an opportunity to do this."

Dr. Lynda Richardson, 2021 ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Emerging Practitioners Bursary Recipient

2020 Recipient

"As a recent graduate, I feel out of my depth sometimes when treating complex cases. To combat this, I’ve attended many CPD courses so I can solidify my skills and be confident in providing patients high quality dental treatments. The bursary will enable me to participate in further CPD courses and stay updated with the latest knowledge so I can provide the highest quality of care to my patients."

Dr. Mia Zhu, 2020 ADAQ+BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate 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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