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Professional Development

With our commitment to serve our community comes the need to maintain an extremely high standard of quality services, which is why we encourage and support the continual training and development of our staff.

We provide professional development opportunities including leadership and development programmes that encompass both technical and soft skills.

Types of training / development available:

  • Leadership training
  • Clinical training
  • Attendance at industry events
  • Networking opportunities

Read our Staff Stories

A hidden gem

on 12/06/2017

A hidden gem

In his 27 years of dentistry The Fono’s newest dentist Dr Jeremy Stevens has worked in and owned private practices from the UK to NZ. However the South Wales born and raised dentist decided it was for a new challenge. So he sold his practice in Kaiapoi (Canterbury) and worked part-time before making the move to Auckland to take up a full-time position at The Fono Central.

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Providing Patience with Patients

on 27/04/2017

Providing Patience with Patients

For nearly two decades, Dr Allan Moffitt ran a successful medical practice in the East Auckland suburb of Howick. But an increasing awareness of the growing health problems among struggling communities in the Counties Manukau region saw him appointed as the DHB’s Clinical Advisor and Director of Primary Care Development in 2004 and later the Clinical Director of Procare in 2014. He now practices one day a week at The Fono in Manurewa.

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Sally’s first for Pacific

on 29/11/2016

Sally's first for Pacific

The Fono’s Chief Operating Officer Sally Dalhousie is the first Pacific person to be elected onto the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Board. The momentous appointment brings a Pacific voice to New Zealand’s professional social work body.

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The will to stop smoking for our loved ones

on 22/09/2016

The will to stop smoking for our loved ones

Pure willpower is what Tongan born and raised Vaipulu Manuopangai stands by, in life generally as well as when working as a Pacific Quit Coach with those trying to stop smoking as part of the Fono’s new Stop Smoking Service.

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Local and caring for all

on 20/06/2016

Local and caring for all

Having worked in a commercial environment for years, catering to patients mostly wanting cosmetic dental work, Dr Mankaran (Jimmy) Sandhu knew it was time for a change. When a position came up at The Fono South Manurewa Dental Clinic, Jimmy jumped at the chance to contribute more to his community, identifying with The Fono’s culture of providing affordable, professional dental care for all.

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