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.

Congratulations to our 2022 recipient

We are delighted to announce Dr Alistair Steel as the recipient of the 2022 Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary.

Dr Steel and the Dental Health Care Associates (DHCA) team have received $10,000 to fund further professional learning and development activities within the practice.

Commenting on the award, Dr Steel said that he and his team were excited to be the recipients of this year’s bursary after a challenging few years. “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,” said Dr Steel.

Dr Steel and the DHCA team impressed the judging panel with their holistic and team-oriented approach to professional development, and their passion for delivering the highest quality of care to their patients and the Melbourne CBD community. Read the full announcement here.

Hear from our 2019 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

“Continuing education, in all facets, is the foundation of a successful practice. To keep learning and challenging what we do is what makes us appealing to our patients and engaged with them. Winning the bursary was the icing on the cake!”.

Dr Kathleen Walsh, 2017 bursary recipient


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