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ADAVB BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary

Proudly supporting the Victorian dental industry

The ADAVB BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary is a professional development grant that was launched in 2015 as part of a long standing partnership with the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and BOQ Specialist.

The practice bursary is open to ADAVB member owned private practices and aims to acknowledge dental practices committed to quality learning and to fund further professional development for practitioners and professional staff members.

The bursary is a grant of $10,000 to be used for professional development and training purposes, of which $2000 must be used for CPD courses and/or training programs offered by the ADAVB.

Applications for the 2024 ADAVB Specialist CPD Practice Bursary will open in August 2024.

Congratulations to our 2023 recipient

We are delighted to announce Dr Chieh Chun Gan as the recipient of the 2023 Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary.

Dr Gan and the Chesterville Dental team have received $10,000 to fund further professional learning and development activities within the practice.

Commenting on the award, Dr Gan said that he and his team felt a sense of accomplishment upon receiving the news of the successful bursary win. "The bursary award holds great significance for our practice, signalling an opportunity for further growth and development. We plan to channel this grant into additional training and development initiatives, aiming to expand our team's knowledge and skills in areas they are truly passionate about.," said Dr Gan.

Dr Gan and the Chesterville Dental Team impressed the judging panel with their emphasis on the practice's community centric approach to dentistry, where their priority and focus is to create a culturally safe and calming environment for all patients. 

Hear from our 2019 recipient



"It means a lot to the team to be able to get back on track with our continued learning, after not being able to do much one-on-one training in the last few years.”

Dr Alistair Steel, 2022 bursary recipient

“The bursary has improved our practice by helping to upskill the clinicians to provide better care for our patients both clinically and in communication. We can serve our patients better with a wider and broader knowledge base.”

Dr Thivagar Nirmalann, 2021 bursary recipient

“The bursary will allow MHT Dentistry staff to attend many relevant CPD training courses over the next 12 months, which will in turn provide current patients and the local community with access to a dental practice that strives for excellence and innovation.”

Dr Matt Teixeira, 2020 bursary recipient

“We are so thrilled to be the recipients of the ADAVB BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary. Our ability to deliver a first-class patient experience to our patients comes from having a team that is well trained in both customer service and the latest in dental technology. Our team is our biggest asset and we know that the bursary will be well invested into our ongoing learning environment where our local community will benefit from these learning experiences."

Dr Anand Makwana, 2019 bursary recipient

"I love the fact that we have an award such as this. This bursary is not just looking at giving someone money, it’s giving someone money for a purpose and the purpose is actually developing dentists, developing clinicians, and the practice as a whole."

Dr Sathyan Saranathan, 2018 bursary recipient


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