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Motibhai Group Director Sujan Patel and staff members handover cheques to Dr. Parikshath Naidu

NADI – Friday 26 August 2022. The Fiji Dental Association (FDA) has received a timely sponsorship donation from Motibhai Group ahead of their annual conference which will be held in Nadi next month.

Since 1993 the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) partners with dental professionals worldwide, helping them improve their patients’ oral health through one additional simple and enjoyable step in their daily routine: chewing sugar-free gum after eating and drinking while Pepsodent which was first introduced in America in 1915 remains as one of the top-ten selling toothpastes in the world.

Both internationally renowned brands are distributed in Fiji by Motibhai Group.

“The partnering of our Wrigley brand sugar-free gums and Pepsodent toothpaste with FDA will make it better recognised by many and also create awareness that sugar-free chewing gums literally helps improve oral health and prevent oral diseases while raising awareness on the importance of brushing with the correct type of toothpaste at the same time,” Motibhai Group marketing and business development manager Abraham Gomes said.

He said the $10k donation together with product giveaways will add value and strengthen the core objectives and functions of the Fiji Dental Association.

FDA is hosting this year’s annual conference as a one-day event at the prestigious Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort in Denarau on September 24 after a lapse of one-year.

“It is so nice to note that the worst phase of the global pandemic is behind us and we have been finally able to go ahead with our annual conference after a lapse last year,” FDA president Dr Parikshath Naidu said.

Dr Naidu said the theme for this year’s event will be: “creative approaches to dental health”.

He said a group of highly reputable dental academics and practitioners from overseas will be speaking during the conference along with local counterparts.

“The donation from our generous sponsors will ensure that we are able to provide our dental practitioners with quality continuing professional development which will keep them abreast with advances in dentistry globally,” Dr Naidu said.

“This in turn will contribute to enhancement of dental services in the country.”