ADAQ Members are invited to apply for the 2020 ADAQ&BOQ Specialist CPD Bursaries.  

On offer are two (2) bursaries, each valued at $5,500 (inc. GST). These bursaries aim to recognise and support dental practitioners who are committed to learning and development. 

  1. ADAQ&BOQ Specialist CPD Bursary – experienced practitioner

  2. ADAQ&BOQ Specialist CPD Bursary – recent graduate

Both bursaries are offered to practitioners to support their career development and to assist with learning by funding continuing professional development. 
These bursaries are to be used for ADAQ continuing professional development events or certificate III or IV in Dental Assisting via the ADAQ Registered Training Organisation. Bursaries can be used for self-development or development of other practice staff. 
Applications will close on Friday 6 November 2020.

Table of contents:

Eligibility criteria
Key dates and How to apply
Terms and conditions

Eligibility Criteria

  1. CPD Bursary – experienced practitioner
  2. CPD Bursary – recent graduate
  • The applicant(s) must be a current ADAQ member.
  • The applicant(s) for the CPD Bursary – experienced practitioner, must have graduated from their university studies in 2014 or earlier.
  • The applicant(s) for the CPD Bursary – recent graduate, must have graduated from their university studies in 2015 or later.
  • Applicants, or any employees must not be a current member of ADAQ Council or the ADAQ CPD Committee.

Key Dates and How to Apply

  1. Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00pm, Friday 6 November 2020.

  2. Presentation of bursary to recipients will be at the ADAQ Annual Clinic Day on Friday, 27 November 2020
To submit an application, please complete this form.

Terms & Conditions

  1. To be eligible for the bursary you must be a financial member of ADAQ.
  2. The bursary must be used towards ADAQ CPD activities or Dental Assistant Training (subject to availability).
  3. One bursary will be awarded to an established practitioner (graduated 2015 or earlier)
  4. One bursary will be awarded to a recent graduate (graduated 2015 or later)
  5. The total bursary amount must be used by Friday 26 November 2021.
  6. Any outstanding amount will be forfeited if not utilised by Friday 26 November 2021.
  7. The bursary amount cannot be refunded in cash.
  8. The bursary amount can be used for self-development or development of practice staff.
  9. All CPD registrations are subject to the standard ADAQ terms and conditions, cancellation and privacy policy – available here:
  10. Any non-member Dentists within the practice may be charged a non-member surcharge to attend CPD courses/workshops.
  11. Applicants must complete the online form with all information otherwise the application may be deemed uncompleted and therefore not assessed.
  12. Applications will be assessed and reviewed by the Bursary Panel which includes; the ADAQ President, CPD Committee Convenor, ADAQ CEO and a representative from BOQ Specialist.
  13. The winners will be notified via phone and in writing by ADAQ. 
  14. The winners will be awarded at ADAQ’s annual Clinic Day.
  15. By submitting an application, you give consent for your name, testimonial and other information to be published in marketing and promotional materials by ADAQ and BOQ Specialist.  


"Winning the ADAQ+BOQ Specialist Bursary is a massive opportunity for our practice, 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 for the benefit of themselves and our patients." 
Dr Tim Keys & Dr Sarah Dumais Pelletier, 2019 ADAQ+BOQ Specialist Bursary winners

"We were very excited to hear we were successful in our application for the ADAQ+BOQ Specialist 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 improve 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 winner   


"The ADAQ&BOQ Bursary is a strategic initiative that supports Members and aligns with the ADAQ motto of supporting YOU in your profession.  It is an invaluable opportunity for our Members and their staff to develop professional and clinical skills. ADAQ is proud to partner with an organisation that values ongoing continued professional development."
Dr Norah Ayad, ADAQ President 2020

"BOQ Specialist has provided distinctive banking solutions to dentists for over 30 years so we deeply understand their career trajectory and the importance of continued professional development. We are proud to continue our partnership with ADAQ and through the bursary program, support dental practitioners in delivering the highest level of care and service to their patients."
Hugh Lander, BOQ Specialist CEO


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