ADAVB and BOQ Specialist announce winner of graduate bursary

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Dr Amy Thompson

A Yarra Ranges dentist committed to ongoing professional development has been awarded the inaugural Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary. 

Dr Amy Thompson will receive $5000 to put towards ADAVB CPD training courses after being named the recipient of the coveted bursary. 

Launched in July, the bursary aims to recognise and reward recent dental graduates who are committed to high-quality learning by providing financial support for further professional development. 

After graduating from La Trobe University in 2017, Dr Thompson relocated to the Yarra Ranges district where she now shares her time between Inspiro, a community clinic in Lilydale and Your New Dentist, a private clinic in Mooroolbark. 

Dr Thompson said she was “completely blown away” by the unexpected news that she had been awarded the bursary. 

“I received the news right before seeing a client so I had to take a moment to compose myself and stop my hands from shaking from excitement!

“The bursary will definitely help me to reach both my clinical and non-clinical goals sooner and allow me to continue to absorb as many skills and as much knowledge as possible during these early formative years of my career.”

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