Dr Wijay graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1985. He was privileged to be offered a position as an assistant lecturer by the same University dental School. After two years as assistant lecturer, Dr Wijay decided that he preferred clinical practice over pursuing a full time academic career and joined a general dental practice in his then home town, Invercargill, New Zealand.
In 1988 Dr Wijay was offered a position as the Lead Dentist at a private practice in Rosebery Tasmania. As a young dentist eager to gain extensive clinical experience, Dr Wijay decided to accept the challenge and made the move to Tasmania. At the time, being the only dentist available and serving the entire west coast of Tasmania with no specialist back up, Dr Wijay gained invaluable clinical experience during his time in Rosebery.
In 1991, as a young dentist eager to settle down and start a family Dr Wijay decided to make a move from the isolated town of Rosebery and established his very own practice in Hobart – Channel Dental Care. Dr Wijay commenced clinical practice in Kingston, Huonville, and worked as a visiting clinician at Tasmanian Government dental services including Supervising School Dental Therapist across Southern Tasmania.
Dr Wijay established Channel Dental Care as a sole dental practitioner with a single dental chair. Within a very short period the practice flourished due to Dr Wijay’s high values and philosophy of delivering the best dental care to patients Kingsborough and Huon areas. Dr Wijay was the first dentist in the Kingsborough and Huon area to affiliate with health funds such as Medibank Private and BUPA making high quality dental treatment more affordable for young establishing families in the region.
Dr Wijay has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry with a focus on crown and bridge work, periodontology and general oral surgery. He is proud to say that he is the longest serving dentist in the Kingborough and Huon area and has no plans of slowing down just yet.
Dr Wijay is married with two children Joshua and Cathy who are the “apples of his eyes”.