ADG Bursary Awards

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The Association of Dental Groups reminds you the countdown to its Bursary Awards has begun

The deadline for the Association of Dental Group’s (ADG) Bursary Awards 2017 is fast approaching, so if you know anyone who is looking to apply, remind them to submit their entries before 31st December 2016.

The ADG is looking forward to receiving and judging the applications ready for the ceremony, which will take place on 17th March 2017 in London. As the expert panel of judges will be looking for specific requirements, all applicants must ensure that they check the application instructions beforehand.

For the postgraduate Award – which is open to postgraduate dental students or dentists with a dental degree undertaking postgraduate or vocational/foundation training – candidates are required to focus on one of two areas of concern. These are improving access for disadvantaged patients or raising awareness of oral cancers and the need for early diagnosis.

To enter, students simply need to describe their proposed project in 500 words or less covering aspects such as, what will be done? What will it achieve? And where will the project be undertaken? A viable business plan must also be included, with information about costs, timetable and so on.

As always, the Awards are also open to undergraduate dental students – including dentists, hygienists, therapists and clinical dental technicians – and will be split into two categories. For those wishing to submit an application for the ‘Skill Mix in Dentistry’ Bursary, there are two questions:

• Describe how Skill Mix in Dentistry can be used innovatively to deliver effective and efficient dental care.

• Describe your experiences of how Skill Mix in Dentistry has been used within your training environment effectively.

The questions for the ‘Professionalism’ category are:

• Describe what the term dental professional means to you, ensuring that you cover each of the main domain headings – ethics, professionalism with regard to patients, professionalism with regard to self and professionalism with regard to clinical team and peers.

• Describe a time and situation in which you have had to demonstrate dental professionalism and explain which aspect of the main domain headings were relevant in the circumstances.

All submissions must be supported by a professional referee; so all applicants should make arrangements for their reference as soon as possible. To find out more or for guidance, students should visit 
To be in for a chance at winning the ADG’s prestigious accolade and obtain both recognition from the profession and a monetary prize, entries must be submitted by 31st December 2016.

For more information about the ADG and how to apply for the Bursary awards visit