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Call for training

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ONLY 12 dentists from the Western Division are registered with the Fiji Dental Association.

And in a bid to increase awareness on professional oral health care, the FDA is encouraging workshops and training programs for doctors.

FDA vice president Dr Leenu Maimanuku said it was difficult to arrange workshops for dentists in the West.

"These continuing professional development training is done here in the West but it is not as regular," Dr Maimanuku said.

"The dental school does not really have a presence here in Lautoka or even in the Western Division compared to the Central Division," she said.

"If you look at the dental association, most of our members are from Suva and most of them are from the private practice, Ministry of Health and from the Fiji National University which are mostly in Suva.

"So when it comes to training, most of it happens in Suva meaning our dental officers in Lautoka, Sigatoka, Ba, Rakiraki and Nadi are left out.

Dr Maimanuku said the services provided by newly-formed Smiles for the Pacific doctors from New Zealand in the Western Division was a welcome development.

"Most of our graduates are very young so rather than working in isolation, they have the option of working with other experienced dentists and we hope that Smiles for the Pacific will be able to fill this gap for us."








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