Our team of Dentists, Therapists and Hygienists are committed to the highest standards of are constantly upgrading their skills through both national and international workshops. Each dentist is a registered member of the Australian Dental Association.

Sean Slotar — Principal Dentist

Sean Slotar — Principal Dentist

I am the principal dentist at Yokine. Together with my wife Lara we run our dental practice with passion and pride.

Originally from South Africa I graduated in 1987 at the University of the Witwatersrand In 1998, I completed the ADEC examinations in Melbourne. My family and I chose to live in Perth and we honestly love it here.

We have an outstanding team working with us, more than half have worked at Yokine for nearly 10 years.

Yokine Dental Centre is over 60 years old and it is like “Cheers” the bar “where everyone knows your name”.

I love dentistry and enjoy speaking to my patients and getting to know them as a people.

With over 25 years of dental experience and more than my share of grey hair, I strive to offer stress free, happy dentistry. I enjoy helping people obtain good dental health and feel proud of their smile.

I offer cosmetic work and am proud of our fantastic GlamSmile results.

However, I could never have achieved this without my wife at my side.

As my wife aways says to me… “Sean do you know how lucky we are?” The good news is, I do!

Lara Slotar — Practice Manager

Lara Slotar — Practice Manager

Lara Slotar is the practice manager at Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre. With her marketing, business and public relations background, it is Lara’s role to ensure the smooth running of the practice on a day to day basis. This level of care extends from not only the team but through to the patients of Yokine Dental Centre. Lara is available to all patients, providing a high level of care and service.

Not only does Lara take pride in her role as practice manager, she has successfully raised two children with her husband Sean. Both children have no desire to enter the dental industry!

Anton Esterhuysen

Anton Esterhuysen

After 16 years in a successful private practice in South Africa and 3 years at the prestigious Smile Company in Christchurch, New Zealand, Anton has joined the team at Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre.

As a dynamic and innovative dentist, he is especially well known for professional service and a commitment to the wellbeing of the patients.

Anton qualified at the University of Pretoria in 1993 and is experienced in all areas of general dentistry with keen interests in aesthetics, dental implants (including bone augmentation) and surgery. By regularly attending courses about new techniques, procedures and equipment he ensures that he is up to-date with the latest technologies.

Anton is married with 2 children and family is paramount to him. He loves playing with the kids or enjoying a cappuccino with his wife at Trigg beach.

Michael Neuman

Michael Neuman

After graduating from Wits University in Johannesburg in the 1980’s, I returned to Cape Town for a while before leaving for the UK.  Here I worked in a large family practice in South London before leaving to start my own practice in North London in 2001. My young family and I then moved to Wellington in New Zealand a few years later.

After a chance encounter with Lara whilst on holiday in Perth last year, a great job offer presented itself to become involved at Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre. I am delighted to say that I am so pleased that we decided to move over and I hope that I can continue to make a useful and favourable contribution to this wonderful family practice in the coming years ahead.

Dr Emma Hunter

Dr Emma Hunter

Dr Emma Hunter graduated with merit in 2010 from The University of Dundee in Scotland. She worked in the UK NHS system before relocating to Perth to enjoy the fantastic lifestyle our city affords. She joined the practice over a year ago and has never looked back.

Emma offers all aspects of dentistry and particularly enjoys helping nervous patients become confident within our practice.

Emma is a member of the Australian Dental Association and has a strong commitment to continuing professional development. In her spare time she enjoys indoor rock climbing, running and  eating out.

Annelise Ackermann

Annelise Ackermann

I am a Dental Hygienist with 16 years of experience in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. I obtained my qualifications in 1996 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I moved to Perth in 1997 and now call Yokine Dental and Perth my home. In my free time, I love reading books, play guitar and go camping.


Jade Saville

Jade Saville

I’m a Dental hygienist with 13 years experience in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. My qualifications were obtained via TAFE and Curtin University back in 2000 and 2002. I have travelled extensively while using London as my base for 6 years where I met my husband who is Capetonian. I’m an avid reader (criminal novels), enjoy keeping fit by running with Lexi our four legged daughter as well as playing tennis.


Rachael Atkinson

Rachael Atkinson

Rachael started at YDC at the age of 18 where she trained as a sterilisation nurse.

She then went onto to reception where she loved the patient interaction and became the face of Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine dental centre.

After 7 years of dental assisting at YDC decided she enjoyed the dental world so much that she wanted to make a difference to people’s complete dental health.

So she took the major step and went and studied Oral Health therapy.

After 3 years of full time study we were proud to watch her gradation and return to YDC as an oral health therapist.

Because of the a total 11 years at YDC Rach has a vast knowledge of dental health, plus an even greater knowledge of our practice ethos and patients.

Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson

Lee is originally from South Africa and she has been in Perth for the last 3 years.

Lee matriculated in 1980 from Westville Girls High School.

She went on to complete a Diploma for Dental Assistants in 1981 from Natal Technikon. She worked as a Dental Nurse for 4 years and enjoyed it so much that she decided to study Dental Hygiene.

Lee graduated from The University of Witswatersrand in 1987 with a Diploma of Oral Hygiene and was awarded The Oral B Award for the Most Outstanding Student.
Lee has made Perth her home and she is part of our Hygiene team at Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre, and has fitted in here so well.

All dentists and hygiene staff at this centre hold general registration with AHPRA, not specialist registration. All staff have and hold appropriate certification to undertake the specialist services offered including orthodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. All patients are welcome to seek a second opinion from a registered specialist if they wish to do so.

Our dentists and hygienists have completed continued education as well as ongoing continuing education courses enabling them to perform the treatment offered at Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre. All patients are welcome to seek a second opinion if they wish to do so.

Front Office Staff

Our front office staff are available to handle your appointments and to answer any queries regarding fees and payment options.

Dental Assistants

Our Dental Assistants are fully trained and motivated to maintain the highest standards and regularly attend industry related conferences and seminars. They work well with their dentists and often there is a relaxed banter between the dentist and their nurse.

Jodie, Barbara, Odaya and Eileen are trained in chair side assistance and are here to make sure that your dental experience is positive.

We pride ourselves on our Oral Hygiene programme and it could not be made possible without our team of dedicated staff members.

Annelise is our Oral Hygienist, Carmel is one of our dental assistants and Jess runs the sterilisation section at Yokine Dental Centre.

All our staff members under go strict training in our sterilisation department. It is essential that each dental room is thoroughly disinfected between each patient.

We have 17 highly qualified staff members ranging between the ages of 18 and 60. Each member is an important part of our team. We work well together and respect each other. Yokine Dental Centre is a progressive, fun practice in which to work.

Contact Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre, today to make an appointment.