Our team at A2Z Dental Clinic work together to provide a professional, friendly service within a modern and inviting environment. Starting out simply with a team of five, our practice has organically grown to now be home to a staff of nearly 20 including three dentists and an onsite dental laboratory.
(BChD Pretoria, ADC Sydney)
Jannie is the practice owner who established A2Z Dental Clinic in 2012. Working by the philosophy of doing things right the first time, Jannie strives for perfection for his patients and the practice.
Earning his dental qualifications in South Africa in 2000, Jannie moved to the UK in 2001 where he completed the Bould Course of Orthodontics at the University of Bristol while working part time in an Orthodontic practice in Torquay, UK for five years.
Although Jannie loves orthodontic work, he is also passionate about general dentistry and so works in both disciplines at the practice. On request, Jannie can provide patients with the option of having treatment under general anaesthesia at one of the local hospitals.
Away from work, you’ll find Jannie spending time with his family whether it be through their involvement in local sporting clubs, camping, fishing or enjoying the outdoors.
Dr Caitlyn Foote
(BSc, DMD. Perth)
Having grown up in the Perth hills, Caitlyn graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2017 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree.
Caitlyn moved to Geraldton in early 2018 to join A2Z Dental Clinic. Working within the team environment of our private practice, Caitlyn relishes the opportunity to continuously acquire and hone her dentistry skills.
Caitlyn enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and prides herself on providing quality dental care in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. She appreciates the opportunity to work with a diverse range of patients, but finds having the ability to put dentally anxious patients at ease, and to help them improve their oral health and confidence particularly rewarding.
Outside of work Caitlyn loves to cook and bake for her colleagues at A2Z Dental Clinic, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Miss Hayley Ranks
Hayley is our new Oral Health Therapist who has lived in Dongara and Geraldton for most of her life. Hayley may look familiar as she was previously employed here at A2Z Dental Clinic as a Dental Assistant but wanted to further her professional career by becoming an Oral Health Therapist.
Hayley graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science from La Trobe University in Bendigo, Victoria. Hayley’s role at the clinic is to prevent oral disease and promote healthy oral health habits, she can provide teeth cleanings, oral hygiene advice, orthodontic treatment, and teeth whitening, as well as treatment on baby teeth including pulp therapy, fillings, stainless steel crowns and extractions, and with her additional adult scope, can place simple fillings on adult teeth. Hayley enjoys all aspects of oral health but educating patients on good oral hygiene and seeing their improvements is the most fulfilling part of her role.
Away from work Hayley enjoys going camping and fishing, crafting, playing with her cat Mitsuki and dog Naga, and exploring different countries and cultures.
Jignesh (Jack) Vania
In 2014, Dentist Dr Jignesh Vania started practicing. His love for dentistry was passed on by his father; he soon realised how much he loved it too.
Dr Jignesh believes a dentist is a Doctor, an ENgineer and arTIST. He loves working with his hands and creating beautiful smiles for his patients. Having a passion in all those fields makes his job most satisfying. The most fulfilling part about being a dentist for Dr Jignesh is when he feels the gratitude from his patients. To make a true change in their life by helping them achieve a healthier, happy smile is highly gratifying.
Education and Training
Dr Jignesh has completed training in not only becoming a registered dentist but also in soft tissue laser and implant training using laser technique. He is also a member of the Australian Dental Association. He also holds dental implant fellowship at Miami University in the United States.
Outside of the Practice
When not in the practice, Dr Jignesh loves yoga, mindfulness and cooking! He particularly enjoys making an okra dish.
- Where you were born/ raised- In India, State called Gujarat
- Where you went to school / uni- Gujarat University for bachelor of dental surgery.
- How long you’ve been in Australia / where you’ve worked / lived- since April 2016 worked in Jurien bay from 2016 to 2019 and Port hedland 2019 to 2022
- Family-wife and two old boy
- What you like to do outside of work- Yoga, Meditation, cycling, motorbike riding.