West Coast Dental Kaitaia

Meet Our Team

Dentist

Dr Antha Van Vuuren

Dr Antha van Vuuren graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1986 with a BChD. She loves aesthetic dentistry, and actually also has a Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London.

She loves interacting with her patients (including all the hugs and sweet letters), and always aims to give them the best results with the least amount of pain and discomfort. She believes that dentistry is the combination of science art and psychology, making the job very interesting and fulfilling for her.

Antha is passionate about creative writing and natural health, and loves taking walks in nature, fishing and spending time with family. A fun fact about her is that she writes children’s stories – she thinks it’s like painting with words.
Practice Manager

Claire Mudie

Claire has been with the West Coast practice since June 2010 and brings to the team a wealth of experience in the customer service and accounts industry. She started out as a dental assistant before moving to Practice Manager in 2012. Claire has a passion for people and really enjoys being the friendly face that patients see when they walk in, helping them relax and ensuring that they leave with a smile. She also loves working with her exceptional team and assisting the dentists in the surgery when she’s needed (root canal treatments are her favourite!). 

When she’s not in…

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Claire has been with the West Coast practice since June 2010 and brings to the team a wealth of experience in the customer service and accounts industry. She started out as a dental assistant before moving to Practice Manager in 2012. Claire has a passion for people and really enjoys being the friendly face that patients see when they walk in, helping them relax and ensuring that they leave with a smile. She also loves working with her exceptional team and assisting the dentists in the surgery when she’s needed (root canal treatments are her favourite!). 

When she’s not in the office, Claire enjoys going to the gym, boxing, running and spending quality time with her family, preferably at the beach. She also enjoys reading, the theatre and cinemas.