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Dental services grow at The Fono Central

The Fono Central celebrated refurbishments at our Wyndham Street location in the Auckland CBD, which sees an extra dental chair and increased space to cater to the city’s growing demand.

For Dr Mowafaq Amso, Clinical Director Dental for The Fono, commonly known as ‘Mo’, driving the refurbishment and expansion caps a remarkable journey for him, having arrived to New Zealand in 1999 as a 15-year-old with his family to live.

“A couple of weeks after coming here our family was recommended to come to this very GP clinic, which was then named The People’s Centre,” he says.

“Coming into a place where the culture was about caring and people getting accessible and affordable care meant a lot.”

Mo was later accepted to study dentistry at Otago University. While studying, he was offered a job as a dental assistant at the centre, before his appointment as a dentist after graduating.

“It only made sense that the goodness and service I received over the years as a patient was reciprocated. My family recognised it and it’s why my relationship has lasted more than 17 years at this place.”

The Fono CEO Tevita Funaki says the expansion and initiatives by the organisation will ensure patients will get greater, but still caring and affordable care.

“This project had been in discussions for a long time,” he says.

“Auckland’s CBD is experiencing significant growth, which provides opportunities to take this clinic to the next level. Mo’s vision, having been part of the Centre for so long, has convinced us in the management team and the board that the expansion and refurbishments are worth backing.

“There are so many we need to thank that have helped this vision become a reality, but what will remain the same is the values and philosophy which The Fono has in caring for its people.”  

The Fono Central

Our clinic is located at Level 2, 33 Wyndham Street. We provide affordable, professional dental care to all patients and caring is our culture.

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