The recipients of the prestigious 2021 Australian Dental Association New South Wales (ADA NSW) and BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Grant, which supports the professional development of young dentists, have been announced.
Dr Rina Chrun has been awarded the top prize of a $5000 grant to support her professional development through the ADA NSW Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), with Dr Rand Al-Raees receiving the second prize of a $2500 grant.
Based at ADA NSW’s world-class training facility at St Leonards on Sydney’s North Shore, ADA NSW CPD is the leading provider of professional development for dentists and their practice teams in Australia.
A 2018 University of Melbourne graduate who currently works at a practice in north-west Sydney, Dr Chrun was awarded the top prize in recognition of her outstanding participation in CPD education and commitment to her future professional development.
Originally from Iraq and currently working at a western Sydney practice, Dr Al-Raees also demonstrated an extensive commitment to her professional development in order to develop further skills for the benefit of patients.
“Both Dr Chrun and Dr Al-Raees impressed us with their desire to further improve their already considerable knowledge base,” ADA NSW president Dr Michael Jonas said.
“They will clearly both be a huge asset to our profession as their skills further develop and I wish them both every success for the future.
“BOQ Specialist has been a greatly appreciated partner of ADA NSW. We are very grateful for their support of the Recent Graduate Grant and look forward to working further with them over the coming years,” he added.
BOQ Specialist CEO Keith Strachan said: “We are proud to partner once again with the ADA NSW to support the next generation of dentists and to recognise two outstanding recipients in Dr Chrun and Dr Al-Raees. Despite the challenges faced as recent graduates, Dr Chrun and Dr Al-Raees have remained committed to their professional development to ensure they deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.
“Their passion for the dental profession and the communities which they serve is admirable, and a great example to other young dentists.”