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ADAVB BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary

Proudly supporting early career dentists

The ADAVB BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary is a professional development grant that was launched in March 2019 as part of a long-standing partnership between BOQ Specialist and the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB).

The bursary is open to ADAVB 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 is for $5000 to be spent on courses at ADAVB for professional development.

Applications for the 2021 ADAVB BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary are now open. Click here for more information and to apply.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 25 October 2021

Congratulations to our 2020 bursary recipient

St Albans based dentist, Dr Suet Yen Leong, has been awarded the 2020 ADAVB BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary.

Graduating from Adelaide University in 2014, Dr Leong relocated to Melbourne in 2015 where she has since shared her time between private practices and public health clinics, serving communities in both the northwest and southeast.

“Dr Leong’s application was excellent, showing a diverse range of experience, a deep commitment to helping the community and the drive to develop innovative health promotion initiatives,” said ADAVB President, Dr Angelo Pacella. “Her goals to keep progressing her ongoing learning were impressive and we hope she continues to inspire excellence in other recent graduates, including young women combining family and work commitments.”

Read full announcement here.



This bursary means a lot to me, especially during these challenging times. It has brought new-found determination and will aid me tremendously in developing myself professionally, and providing better care for all my patients.”

Dr Suet Yen Leong, 2020 Recent Graduate Bursary Recipient  



“The bursary will definitely help me to reach both my clinical and non-clinical goals sooner, and allow me to continue to absorb as many skills and as much knowledge as possible during these early formative years of my career.”

Dr Amy Thompson, 2019 Recent Graduate Bursary Recipient




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