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ADAVB and BOQ Specialist reveal winner of inaugural $10,000 dental practice bursary


The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and BOQ Specialist – a division of Bank of Queensland Limited have awarded the inaugural 2015 ADAVB/BOQ Specialist $10,000 Practice Bursary to the Blackburn Dental Group.

BOQ Specialist, which has over 20 years' experience providing distinctive banking solutions to dental professionals, established the practice bursary with ADAVB earlier this year to acknowledge dental practices that are committed to quality learning and fund further professional development for practitioners and professional staff members.

The practice bursary consists of $8,000 to be applied to training programs and complimentary registration to any ADAVB CPD course or convention worth $2,000.

It was awarded to Blackburn Dental Group in recognition of the practice's commitment to creating a clear and structured approach to the development needs of every staff member.

ADAVB President, Dr Stephen Liew, said: "The ADAVB/BOQ Specialist Practice Bursary advances our commitment to encouraging high quality dentistry practice standards and protecting the oral health of the community. We warmly congratulate Dr Levecke and his staff for their outstanding achievement."

BOQ Specialist co-founder and CEO Barry Lanesman said: "We are excited to support a family-focused practice in the ongoing training and development of their team of dentists and dental hygienists. We hope this award increases recognition of not only Blackburn Dental Group but the training and development that all dentists undertake in order to deliver the highest quality care to their clients."

The Blackburn Dental Group has demonstrated exemplary dedication to professional development through a multifaceted and holistic education and training plan. This includes regular infection control training, CPR and medical emergency education, ongoing CPD courses and practice support workshops, as well as interpersonal and practice harmony sessions which have resulted in strong working relationships. Staff have also been involved in volunteer programs both in Australia and overseas and with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in rural Victoria.

About BOQ Specialist

BOQ Specialist provides a broad range of financial products and services. BOQ Specialist's core focus is on delivering distinctive lending and banking products for professionals, but what makes us truly different is our depth of knowledge of the markets in which we operate.

About the ADAVB

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is the peak professional body representing dentists in Victoria. The ADAVB places a high priority on quality care, providing continuous professional development opportunities for all member dentists. We support and advocate on behalf of Victorian dentists to build a stronger voice for our profession and to promote the oral health of Victorians. We listen to the concerns of Victorian dentists, monitor external impacts on our profession and focus on the priorities identified by our members.

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