Both Dr Foster and Dr Ang are highly experienced general practitioners and together with specialist paediatric dentist Dr Patel the team offer a full range of dental services from their modern premises in the northern suburb of Woodvale. A friendly team of hygienists, dental assistants and reception staff support them.
Fully qualified and highly skilled Dental Technicians that are based in Perth are used to manufacture crowns, bridges, implants, dentures and orthodontic appliances. So you can be assured that the quality if of the highest standard.
Their goal is always to provide the correct diagnosis and advice with the aim that each patient achieves an optimum state of dental health, allowing them to function normally and be free of discomfort. Although all aspects of modern dentistry are offered, patients with more complex needs outside the scope of general practice are referred to dental specialists. This is to ensure that every patient is in receipt of the best possible care.
Our dental practice adheres to the Australian Dental Association’s guidelines on infection control.
Jane Veness our Practice Manager is here to answer any queries you may have.
Meet The Team
DR. MARK FOSTER
Mark has a particular interest in paediatric (children’s) dentistry. Mark has been a Consultant Dentist at Perth Children's Hospital since 1990 and mainly sees children in his dental practice.
DR. MICHAEL ANG
Michael graduated in 2000 at Otago University in New Zealand and has since had experience in both hospital and private practice environments. He moved to Perth in 2011 following a successful career in Melbourne. He has been working at Castlegate Family Dental since the move to Perth and sees both adults and children for general dentistry. Michael is also a proud father to daughters Marissa and Emersyn and in his spare time can be found at the beach or supping down the river.
DR. JILEN PATEL
Jilen is a highly regarded Specialist Paediatric dentist who is heavily involved with teaching, dental public health initiatives and clinical research at the University of WA and the Perth Children's Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at UWA and has been a consultant at PCH since 2018. He is passionate about providing care to underserved communities and has been involved with the design and implementation of programs for preschool children, refugee families and remote Aboriginal communities. He recently received the national outstanding young dentist award by the ADA for his contributions to the profession.
JANE - Practice Manager
Jane joined the Castlegate team in 2018 as Practice Manager having emigrated from the U.K where she has spent over 30 years in dentistry.
LISA - Dental Hygienist
Lisa studied at Curtin University Western Australia and has been employed in private practice for over 25 years and has been at Castlegate since 2008.
Kirri - Dental Therapist
Kirri is our latest oral health therapist to join the team. She also works at an orthodontist practice and has the scope for not only dental hygiene, but also adult and children examinations and general restorative treatment when required. She always comes to work with a big smile and positive attitude.
ASHLYN - Dental Nurse
Ashlyn has been with us at Castlegate since 2016 and loves meeting all of our patients, and enjoys working with Dr Foster seeing children.
AMBER - Front Office Coordinator
Amber has been with the team since 2021 and is a local Woodvale girl! She has been a great member of the CG crew on our Front Office and is the lead for all the important letters we write.
BRENDA - Dental Nurse and Receptionist
Brenda has been a wonderful addition to our team after completing her dental nurse training with us. She did so well, we kept her! She is now advancing to completing her radiography course and you may also see her on Front Office.
DILLONA - Dental Nurse
Dillona has been working alongside Dr Ang now for 5 years and has been in the dental industry for even more! She used to work mainly in paediatrics but is now chairside for both children and adults. She is busy with motherhood and her calm demeanor is sure to benefit us all!
RACHEL - Dental Nurse and Receptionist
Rachel has recently joined the team and is here for you on reception. She also is a chairside dental nurse that works alongside Dr Foster and Dr Ang. In her spare time she enjoys karaoke and singing to Shaggy!
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