Maven Dental Yokine

Meet The Team

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Associate Dentist

Dr Anton Esterhuysen

Dr Anton Esterhuysen joined the Yokine Dental team as a dynamic and innovative dentist. Anton graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1993 with a dental degree. Prior to working at Maven Dental Yokine, Anton spent 16 years working in a successful private practice in South Africa and 3 years at the prestigious Smile Company in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Experienced in all areas of general dentistry, Dr Anton Esterhuysen has developed a special interest in oral surgery, aesthetics and dental implants. Ensuring he remains up to date with the latest dental techniques, procedures and equipment in his field,…

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Dr Anton Esterhuysen joined the Yokine Dental team as a dynamic and innovative dentist. Anton graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1993 with a dental degree. Prior to working at Maven Dental Yokine, Anton spent 16 years working in a successful private practice in South Africa and 3 years at the prestigious Smile Company in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Experienced in all areas of general dentistry, Dr Anton Esterhuysen has developed a special interest in oral surgery, aesthetics and dental implants. Ensuring he remains up to date with the latest dental techniques, procedures and equipment in his field, Anton regularly attends further education courses. With a wealth of knowledge and experience Anton is committed to providing his patients with a high standard of dental care ensuring lifelong oral health.

When he isn't tending to his patients, Anton enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Michael Neuman

Dr Michael Neuman joined the Maven Dental Yokine team in recent years, bringing with him a wealth of experience. He qualified as a dentist from the Wits University, Johannesburg in the 1980's. Since graduating Michael has had a successful career working across a number of practices around the world, including Cape Town, London, Wellington and Perth.

Michael enjoys working in a family practice delivering exceptional dental care to his patients. With a passion for the dental industry, he is always striving to make useful and favourable contributions to the practices he works in.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Emma Hunter

Dr Emma Hunter was welcomed to the Maven Dental Yokine practice as a highly passionate and experienced associate dentist. Dr Hunter completed her dental qualifications at the University of Dundee, Scotland, in 2010. She began her career working in the UK NHS system before relocating to Perth to enjoy a change in lifestyle.

While enjoying and offering all aspects of dentistry, Dr Hunter has a particular passion for helping nervous patients to feel comfortable and confident within the practice. She regularly furthers her skills and knowledge within her field by attending continued professional development courses, and additionally is a member…

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Dr Emma Hunter was welcomed to the Maven Dental Yokine practice as a highly passionate and experienced associate dentist. Dr Hunter completed her dental qualifications at the University of Dundee, Scotland, in 2010. She began her career working in the UK NHS system before relocating to Perth to enjoy a change in lifestyle.

While enjoying and offering all aspects of dentistry, Dr Hunter has a particular passion for helping nervous patients to feel comfortable and confident within the practice. She regularly furthers her skills and knowledge within her field by attending continued professional development courses, and additionally is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Hunter spends her spare time indoor rock climbing, running and eating out.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Sophie Lai

Dr Sophie became a dentist because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them smile with confidence. Born and raised in Perth, Sophie studied locally, obtaining her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2014. Following graduation, her love of adventure saw her relocate to Singapore, where she spent three years in private practice, gaining a wealth of experience in high-tech digital dentistry.

Following this, Sophie’s career took her to regional New South Wales where she split her time between private practice in the beautiful coastal town of Yamba, and emergency dentistry…

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Dr Sophie became a dentist because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them smile with confidence. Born and raised in Perth, Sophie studied locally, obtaining her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2014. Following graduation, her love of adventure saw her relocate to Singapore, where she spent three years in private practice, gaining a wealth of experience in high-tech digital dentistry.

Following this, Sophie’s career took her to regional New South Wales where she split her time between private practice in the beautiful coastal town of Yamba, and emergency dentistry at Coffs Harbour Regional Hospital. After four years away, Sophie returned to sunny Perth, taking up a position with the team at Maven Dental Yokine.

Dr Sophie practices general dentistry with a focus on conservative family dentistry and orthodontics. She is a braces and Invisalign® provider whose aim is to provide not just straight teeth, but beautiful smiles and faces as well.

Outside of work, Sophie’s unbridled love of food sees her spending much of her free time searching for Perth’s best eateries. She is passionate about the outdoors and the ocean, and is a certified PADI open water scuba diver. She cares deeply for her patients and their health, and looks forward to helping you achieve your best smile.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Vijaya Wagh

Dr Vijaya Wagh joined the Maven Dental Yokine team as an associated dentist. Originally from Mumbai, India, Dr Wagh spent 15 years owning and running her own dental practice before making the move to Western Australia in 2012. Dedicated to helping her patients achieve lifelong oral health, she is experienced in performing a wide range of dental treatments and procedures.

Away from work, Dr Wagh loves spending quality time with her family getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. She also enjoys tending to her vegetable garden and cooking.

Dr Vijaya Wagh is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
  • Australian Prosthetic Society
  • Indian Prosthetic Society
  • Indian Dental Association
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Associate Dentist

Dr Fraser Ferguson

Originally from Scotland, Dr Fraser Ferguson joined the team at Maven Dental Yokine in 2019 as an associate dentist. Dr Ferguson is a passionate dentist that enjoys delivering exceptional care to all his patients.

After graduating from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1993 Fraser has practiced in clinics across England, Germany & Perth. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry but in particularly interested in implants and Invisalign.

Away from Maven Dental Yokine Dr Ferguson spends his spare time with his wife and two kids. You can also find Fraser on the golf course or hiking in the wilderness.

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Dental Hygienist

Annelise Ackermann

Dental Hygienist, Annelise Ackermann, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Yokine team in November 2007. Originally from South Africa, Annelise graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2006 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Prior to joining the Yokine practice, she spent 10 years' working for a Prosthodontist, gaining valuable experience.

Annelise also holds qualifications in dental nursing and offers over 16 years' experience within the dental industry. Throughout both her roles, she has developed a passion for interacting with patients and providing them with exceptional dental care.

Away from the practice, Annelise is a keen traveller who enjoys getting outdoors and camping.

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Dental Hygienist

Jade Saville

Maven Dental Yokine welcomed Jade Saville to the team in January 2009 as a dental hygienist. Jade graduated from Curtin University (Perth) in 2002 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. After receiving her qualifications she moved to the UK where she spent 6 years working in South Kensington and Harley St, before returning home to Perth to join the Yokine practice.

In her role, Jade places great focus on building strong relationships with her patients and ensuring they feel at ease throughout their treatment. She is also committed to improving their oral health by educating them on the importance…

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Maven Dental Yokine welcomed Jade Saville to the team in January 2009 as a dental hygienist. Jade graduated from Curtin University (Perth) in 2002 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. After receiving her qualifications she moved to the UK where she spent 6 years working in South Kensington and Harley St, before returning home to Perth to join the Yokine practice.

In her role, Jade places great focus on building strong relationships with her patients and ensuring they feel at ease throughout their treatment. She is also committed to improving their oral health by educating them on the importance of oral hygiene and providing them with exceptional dental care.

Away from the practice, Jade loves spending time with her family, reading and keeping fit.

Jade is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association Australia.

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Dental Hygienist

Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson was welcomed to the Maven Dental Yokine team as a dental hygienist in July 2013. Originally beginning her dental career as a dental assistant Lee completed her Diploma for Dental Assisting from Natal Technikon in 1981. Following her passion for the industry she went on to complete her Diploma of Oral Hygiene in 1987 at the University of the Witwatersrand - receiving the Oral B Award for Most Outstanding Student.

After receiving her qualifications, she went on to work for an orthodontist, periodontist and prosthodontist before moving to Australia in 2013 and joining the Yokine practice. In her…

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Lee Wilson was welcomed to the Maven Dental Yokine team as a dental hygienist in July 2013. Originally beginning her dental career as a dental assistant Lee completed her Diploma for Dental Assisting from Natal Technikon in 1981. Following her passion for the industry she went on to complete her Diploma of Oral Hygiene in 1987 at the University of the Witwatersrand - receiving the Oral B Award for Most Outstanding Student.

After receiving her qualifications, she went on to work for an orthodontist, periodontist and prosthodontist before moving to Australia in 2013 and joining the Yokine practice. In her current role she enjoys building positive relationships with patients and assisting them in improving their oral health.

In her spare time, Lee loves spending time with friends and family, eating out and enjoying what Perth has to offer.

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Dental Hygienist

Anne Spencer

Joining our team at Maven Dental Yokine as a Dental Hygienist, Anne Spencer brings 7 years’ experience in clinical dentistry to the practice. Anne graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2012 and has always loved working with people from all walks of life to improve their overall oral health. She is currently completing a certificate in human nutrition.

Anne is experienced at helping anxious or nervous patients and her bubbly personality helps make her patients comfortable in the practice. She enjoys the challenges of her job and has a keen interest in treating…

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Joining our team at Maven Dental Yokine as a Dental Hygienist, Anne Spencer brings 7 years’ experience in clinical dentistry to the practice. Anne graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2012 and has always loved working with people from all walks of life to improve their overall oral health. She is currently completing a certificate in human nutrition.

Anne is experienced at helping anxious or nervous patients and her bubbly personality helps make her patients comfortable in the practice. She enjoys the challenges of her job and has a keen interest in treating advanced gum disease. The improvements to patients’ oral health that she can achieve as a dental practitioner never ceases to amaze her.

Away from Maven Dental Yokine Anne is either keeping fit and active or curling up on the couch with a pot of tea. She regularly swims, takes long walks with her dog, and is a black belt in Taekwondo and Shaolin. Anne also loves cooking her grandma’s traditional Vietnamese recipes and knitting.

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Practice Manager

Sharon Dennert

Sharon Dennert started Maven Dental Yokine as a Dental Assistant many years ago, returning as the Practice Manager in 2018. Sharon has a wealth of experience in the dental industry working in both management and consulting roles throughout her career.

Sharon loves working as part of a happy, dedicated and knowledgeable team. She always enjoys seeing Maven Dental Yokine’s patients reaction after a successful smile transformation. Sharon is a self-confessed nervous patient herself and she enjoys helping other nervous patients feel calm and relaxed during their treatment.

Away from the practice Sharon loves bush walking and photography. She also likes cooking for family and friends and reading a good book.