Fiji Time: 10:53 PM on Thursday 19 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63750.6185
JPY 55.628252.6282
GBP 0.39210.3841
EUR 0.45550.4435
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.64840.6234
USD 0.49010.4731

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 18th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fire breaks out in Nadi Town
  2. Tribunal rules on title
  3. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named
  4. Facebook defamation
  5. Future stars
  6. Date set for national census
  7. Fire destroys Jacks Fiji warehouse
  8. Champion on track in youth 7s
  9. Fijian inclusion in French Six Nations squad
  10. Put differences aside, says chief

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  3. Barber opens new $75k investment Friday (13 Jan)
  4. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  5. Police investigate officer's testimony Friday (13 Jan)
  6. Tractor to help farmers overcome labour shortage Friday (13 Jan)
  7. Institution faces probe Friday (13 Jan)
  8. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  9. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)
  10. Morning blaze destroys home Saturday (14 Jan)