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Dental Excellence

ADG Post-graduate Bursary Scheme

A £1,500 bursary is available to post-graduate dental students and dentists undertaking postgraduate training as part of the Association of Dental Groups' (ADG) award for the best voluntary scheme to promote & deliver improvements in oral health.

Do you care about promoting Oral Health? Do you have an innovative idea? Are you a post-graduate dental student or undertaking postgraduate training who wants some national recognition as well as a bursary for your idea and work?

The Association of Dental Groups - the representative body of UK dental groups - is running a competition open to post-graduate dental students  and dentists undertaking postgraduate training to find the most innovative voluntary project to improve and promote better oral health. 

The winning entry will be awarded a bursary of £1,500 and will be offered an editorial space in Dental Update and a seat on the Dental Update’s reading panel for 12 months.

The application must be supported by a reference from a tutor at your training school.

Kalpesh Prajapat winner of the 2017 Postgraduate award

Kalpesh Prajapat winner of the 2017 Postgraduate award.

Kalpesh says: “I am genuinely very honoured to have been chosen for the Bursary. It brings me a lot of positivity to see the ADG support a project that was born through my interest in prevention and technology. The Award will certainly help drive development and allow me to implement the project on a national and potentially global level, helping to make a difference to children’s oral health.

Competition rules

This ADG prize is open to all post-graduate dental students and dentists undertaking postgraduate training who have a dental degree. The project must be within the UK and focused on one of two issues of significant concern, namely either improving access for disadvantaged people or building awareness of oral cancers and the need for early diagnosis.

Qualifying postgraduate training:

How to Apply

The application itself consists of two parts which include:

Part 1: a brief description of the project covering:

Part 2: an outline business plan covering:

The bursary can be used, at the discretion of the applicant and approval of the award committee, to cover travel costs, loss of practice income and associated costs of delivering the project. The project must be implemented during 2018-19.

The application must be supported by a professional referee. For those undertaking a postgraduate training the application must be supported by a reference from the Trainer, Regional Advisor or Dean. The references of the short listed candidates may be contacted prior to the award.


The final deadline for submissions is the 30th June 2018, with the winners being notified on 1st September 2018.

The ADG is very pleased to announce that the 2018 Bursary Awards are being presented in collaboration with Dental Update and The Dentist. Winners will be invited to an awards ceremony at the BDIA Dental Update Study Day to be held on 4 October 2018 in London.

Further details

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