ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Bursary Applications Open Now

Media release - September 14, 2021.

BOQ Specialist has today announced the return of its popular ADAQ and BOQ Specialist Practice Bursary for Dental Excellence program. In partnership with the Australian Dental Association Queensland (ADAQ), which will award two ADAQ members with professional development grants valued at a total of $11,000. 

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the program acknowledges Queensland dental practices that are committed to quality learning and funds the continued professional development of practitioners and their teams.

BOQ Specialist Interim CEO, Jeff Miller said he was he was proud to be supporting professional development in the Queensland dental industry through the long-standing partnership with ADAQ 

“BOQ Specialist has provided distinctive banking solutions to dentists for more 30 years, which gives us a unique understanding about the importance of continued development for practicing professionals,” he said. 

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with ADAQ and support dental practitioners in delivering the highest level of care and service to their patients,” Mr Miller said.

This year, one bursary will be offered to an emerging practitioner (with less than 5 years of professional work experience), and the other will be offered to an experienced practitioner (with over five years of professional work experience) on behalf of their dental practice.

ADAQ President, Associate Professor Alex Forrest, said the bursaries are an invaluable opportunity enabling both dental practitioners and their staff to develop their professional and clinical skills.

“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with BOQ Specialist to deliver this strategic initiative that strongly aligns with ADAQ mission of supporting the dental profession and advancing the oral health of all Queenslanders,” Mr Forrest said.

The bursaries will be awarded at the ADAQ Annual Clinic Day on Friday 26 November 2021 with applications accepted until 11:59pm on Sunday, 7 November 2021. The application form is available via the ADAQ website at


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About the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch 
The Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch (ADAQ) is the peak body representing the dental profession. We advocate for our members, and work with government and other bodies to develop oral health policy and resources which will provide for improved oral health of all Queenslanders. ADAQ supports the practise and development of dentistry in Queensland through the design, support and delivery of education and professional services to member dentists and dental students. Further information:
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