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Fiji

Information to work in this country is available from

The National Advisor Oral Health
Ministry of Health
PO Box 2233
Government Building
SUVA FIJI

Procedures and/or documents that are necessary to be able to work in this country

Have a valid passport and working permit from the Fiji Government of the day.

Official licensing body in the country

Fiji Dental Council
Fiji Medical and Dental Secretariat
Lot 1 Brown Street
PO Box 18914
SUVA FIJI
Website: www.fijimdc.com

Special conditions that may apply for hygienists that obtain employment

First they have to seek a job offer letter from the employer.

Contact for Work Permit and/or Visa

Ministry of Health, Fiji for work permit and visa – Fiji Embassy around the world.

Is a job offer required before a Work Permit/Visa is issued?

Yes.

Main local and/or official language(s)

English.

Are hygienists qualified overseas required to sit the country's national examination?

We don't have any board to oversee such a requirement.

Information on the local working environment

All Hygienists in Fiji need to be registered with the council and issued with an annual practicing license. Renewal of practice certificate will be based on CPD points system.

Standard tasks that hygienists are allowed to undertake in the country
  • Chair-side assistant
  • Clinical practice based on the scope of practice endorsed by the council
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Community outreach programs
  • Social marketing and media
Country Statistics
Total Population 900,000
Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male 40 / 20
Number of Dentists 80
Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year 1 / 2
Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time Full-time
Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector 0 / 60
Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians 60
Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators 2
Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants 0
Number of Dental Hygienists in other practice settings 0
Information based on data received by IFDH in:

2014

 

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NOTE: The information provided above is for general guidance only. The International Federation of Dental Hygienists advises all hygienists to contact the country's relevant licensing bodies and agencies for current information and regulations.