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

Anton Esterhuysen

Dr 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

Dr 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, 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.

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.


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 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.


Annelise Ackermann

I am a Dental Hygienist with 20 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 Maven Yokine Dental and Perth my home. In my free time, I love reading books, play guitar and go camping.



Jade Saville

I’m a Dental hygienist with over 15 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.


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 is a valued member of our team.

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.

They are trained in chair side assistance and are here to make sure that your dental experience is positive. Feel free to have a chat with them while in-chair, they love making patients feel comfortable and welcome in our practice. Their smiling faces and professional manner will put you at ease for your treatment with us.

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

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

We are very lucky here at Maven Dental Yokine to have a dedicated Sterilisation Department to ensure the proper procedures are followed and all our equipment is thoroughly disinfected for your safety. We keep up on the latest technology to ensure a clean and hygienic environment for our patients.

We have a fantastic team packed with diversity in age, origin and professional training. 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.