Fiji Time: 6:17 PM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Free dental treatment

Shayal Devi
Monday, September 01, 2014

VOLUNTEER dental group Smiles for the Pacific will carry out free dental work for locals in the Western Division from this week.

This comes after the group successfully conducted several scooping missions in Fiji over a two-year period.

Last year, a Memorandum of understanding was signed between the group and Ministry of Health.

The dental co-ordinator for the group, Miliana Hawea, said this partnership resulted in the refurbishment of a dental surgery, treatment and training centre within the confines of Lautoka Hospital's dental department.

"As such, Smiles for the Pacific will operate from this surgery utilising the expertise of rotating group of dental professionals from New Zealand," she said.

"As part of the project, the group will provide free dental treatment, especially those cases which may be too difficult for the local dentists.

"In doing so, they will share the knowledge of the local practitioners and upskill them.

"The group will also send dental specialists who are able to mentor local dentists in other expert dental procedures."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Deal on NZ jobs
  2. President Xi leaves impression on leaders
  3. Job opportunities
  4. Stand by big brothers
  5. Out of wedlock births up
  6. Dragons win 7s title
  7. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives
  8. Healing sanctuary
  9. Growth forecast
  10. Hygienic home

Top Stories this Week

  1. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  2. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  5. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  6. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  8. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  10. MPs boycott Wednesday (19 Nov)