Maven Dental Yokine

Meet The Team

DR ANTON ESTERHUYSEN | Perth Dentist
Associate Dentist

Dr Anton Esterhuysen

Dr Anton Esterhuysen joined the Maven Dental Yokine 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…

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Dr Anton Esterhuysen joined the Maven Dental Yokine 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.

DR MICHAEL NEUMAN | Perth Dentist
Associate Dentist

Dr Michael Neuman

Dr Michael Neuman joined the Maven Dental Yokine team bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge. He qualified as a dentist from the Wits University, Johannesburg in the 1980s. 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.

DR EMMA HUNTER | Dentist Perth
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 continuing 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.

DR SOPHIE LAI | Dentist Perth
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.

DR VIJAYA WAGH | Perth Dentist
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 Lance Giudice

Dr Lance Giudice graduated in 2019 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Western Australia, and he also holds a Bachelor of Science: Physiotherapy from Curtin University (2012).

He has worked in both private and public clinics, assisting a wide variety of patients from diverse communities. Lance was previously a Physiotherapist for three years in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

In his relatively new profession of dentistry, Dr Giudice is passionate about dental education and helping patients to improve their oral hygiene. He finds the most rewarding work is with patients who have had a less…

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Dr Lance Giudice graduated in 2019 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Western Australia, and he also holds a Bachelor of Science: Physiotherapy from Curtin University (2012).

He has worked in both private and public clinics, assisting a wide variety of patients from diverse communities. Lance was previously a Physiotherapist for three years in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

In his relatively new profession of dentistry, Dr Giudice is passionate about dental education and helping patients to improve their oral hygiene. He finds the most rewarding work is with patients who have had a less than enjoyable time at the dentist previously because he likes helping them realise that dental visits need not be scary! Lance has a reputation for being a gentle dentist and always takes the time to ensure his patients feel relaxed and informed.

A keen traveller, Dr Giudice also enjoys learning musical instruments and gardening.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Neepa Zaveri

Dr Zaveri graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

She worked for the Dental Health Service in Western Australia and gained experience working with patients who had complex dental problems. Neepa also holds a Master’s in Public Health, with previous work experience in health and research.

She has a passion for the health field with a desire to make a positive impact in other people's lives.

Neepa has an interest in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and aesthetics. She enjoys these because she likes to use her…

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Dr Zaveri graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Dental Association.

She worked for the Dental Health Service in Western Australia and gained experience working with patients who had complex dental problems. Neepa also holds a Master’s in Public Health, with previous work experience in health and research.

She has a passion for the health field with a desire to make a positive impact in other people's lives.

Neepa has an interest in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and aesthetics. She enjoys these because she likes to use her hand skills and the creative aspect of dentistry.

Outside of the practice, Neepa enjoys going for walks and spending time outdoors with her family. She’s a keen “foodie” and loves both cooking and eating out.

ANNELISE ACKERMANN | Maven Dental Yokine
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.

JADE SAVILLE | Maven Dental Yokine
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.

LEE WILSON | Maven Dental Yokine
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.

Anne Spencer | Maven Dental Yokine
Dental Hygienist

Anne Spencer

Joining our team at Maven Dental Yokine as a Dental Hygienist, Anne Spencer brings 9 years’ experience in clinical dentistry to the practice. Anne graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2012. She has recently completed her certificate in Human Nutrition.

Throughout Anne’s career she has developed a passion for interacting with patients and providing them with exceptional dental care. She is known for her happy demeanour and approaches every day with a positive attitude. Anne enjoys the challenges of her job and has a keen interest in treating advanced gum disease. The improvements…

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Joining our team at Maven Dental Yokine as a Dental Hygienist, Anne Spencer brings 9 years’ experience in clinical dentistry to the practice. Anne graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2012. She has recently completed her certificate in Human Nutrition.

Throughout Anne’s career she has developed a passion for interacting with patients and providing them with exceptional dental care. She is known for her happy demeanour and approaches every day with a positive attitude. Anne 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 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 1st Dan in Taekwondo and Shaolin. Anne also loves cooking her grandma’s traditional Vietnamese recipes and knitting.

RACHAEL ATKINSON | Maven Dental Yokine
Oral Health Therapist

Rachael Atkinson

Rachael Atkinson has been a trusted member of the Maven Dental Yokine team since leaving high school in 2003. After 10 years at the practice working in both front office and as a dental nurse, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy) from Curtin University in 2013, and thereafter commenced her work as an Oral Health Therapist (OHT).

Rachael prides herself on being extremely passionate about oral health and preventative care and is highly motivated to provide the utmost level of dental care to her patients. She believes in taking a proactive approach to the prevention of…

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Rachael Atkinson has been a trusted member of the Maven Dental Yokine team since leaving high school in 2003. After 10 years at the practice working in both front office and as a dental nurse, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy) from Curtin University in 2013, and thereafter commenced her work as an Oral Health Therapist (OHT).

Rachael prides herself on being extremely passionate about oral health and preventative care and is highly motivated to provide the utmost level of dental care to her patients. She believes in taking a proactive approach to the prevention of oral disease and is passionate about improving her patient’s oral hygiene practices through education, and helping them to take responsibility for their oral hygiene at home.

A mother herself, Rachael loves working with children, and endeavours to provide all kids with positive early dental experiences to rid them of any fear for future dental visits. 

Outside of work, Rachael enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

Priyanka Jain
Oral Health Therapist

Priyanka Jain

Priyanka Jain, originally from India, started her career in dentistry in Australia, where she was qualified as a Dental Nurse (2009) followed by a four-year study of Dental Prosthesis Technician (2013). Her love for dentistry didn’t stop there and in 2017, she completed her Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy from Curtin University. She has received many prestigious awards from the Australian Orthodontic Association, Tafe and Oral B, for being an outstanding achiever in her field.

Priyanka is extremely passionate about dentistry, and enjoys practicing preventative & restorative dentistry.
Educating her patients about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene is something…

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Priyanka Jain, originally from India, started her career in dentistry in Australia, where she was qualified as a Dental Nurse (2009) followed by a four-year study of Dental Prosthesis Technician (2013). Her love for dentistry didn’t stop there and in 2017, she completed her Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy from Curtin University. She has received many prestigious awards from the Australian Orthodontic Association, Tafe and Oral B, for being an outstanding achiever in her field.

Priyanka is extremely passionate about dentistry, and enjoys practicing preventative & restorative dentistry.
Educating her patients about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene is something she truly believes is the key to long lasting dental health. She loves to build strong, long-lasting professional relationships with them and seeing them smile after their treatment (particularly after gum disease treatment).

Continuing to expand her knowledge in the broad range of dentistry, Priyanka regularly attends a variety of continuing professional development courses and training. In addition, she is a member of the Australia Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association.

Away from the practice, she spends her time with her husband and two beautiful kids out on an adventure in a 4WD, watching movies and dining out. When alone she likes to go to the library and get latest suspense novels.

SHARON DENNERT | Maven Dental Yokine
Practice Manager

Sharon Dennert

Sharon Dennert started at 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.