A sixty year old doctor having spent four decades in the field of dentistry has been honoured, by having the Dental Clinic located at Fiji National University college of medicine named after him.
Jonacani Tuisuva, who is regarded an icon in the local and regional dental circles is a practitioner and also an educationist in the field.
Doctor Jonacani Tuisuva who hails from Balenabelo Village in the Province of Nadroga-Navosa is currently Manager Remote Oral Health Services in Northern Territory, Australia, and was the Head of School of Dentistry at the then Fiji School of Medicine for 8 years from 1998 to 2006.
The newly renovated Tuisuva Dental Teaching Clinic is located at FNU’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Pasifika Campus.
The facility will be opened on Friday 3 August.
Dean CMNHS, Dr William May said the University acknowledges Dr Tuisuva’s contributions towards Oral Health education and services in Fiji and the region.
The clinic comprised of 12 dental chairs previously, which after renovations has increased to 28 with a state-of-art dental radiography facility.
Students in Fiji and around the region will now get the opportunity to train at a facility which is on par with the Australia and New Zealand standards.
The Clinic provides general dental services at minimal cost to members of the public through prior bookings.