Our Team

The team at Dapto Family Dental is led by co-owners, Yung Starling and Dr Nitin Dhanani. Sharing a passion for living in Wollongong and providing affordable dental care using modern dental techniques and technology, both Yung and Nitin are proud to be shaping the health of people in the region.

The clinicians at the practice are supported by a team of chairside assistants and administration support who are aligned to the Dapto Family Dental values:

We strive to bring these principles to everything we do at Dapto Family Dental to provide the very best in dental care.

Meet our team

Dr John Capp

John Capp is Wollongong born and bred having attended the then selective Wollongong High School. He studied dentistry at Sydney University finishing in the top of his year being awarded the coveted Dental Operative Prize for Clinical Restorative Dentistry on graduation.

In his latter years at University he received a Direct Entry Officer Scholarship and joined the Australian Defence Force. He practiced as a dentist with the Army for 5 years at Puckapunyal and Townsville attaining the rank of Captain. In 1988 he set up two practices at Wollongong University and Dapto, which he still operates today.

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the St George Area Dental Study Group and the Dental Ed Study Group. He has a passion for surfing and a love of the outdoors.

Dr Nitin Dhanani

On making Wollongong his home, Dr. Nitin has carved a place for himself in the hearts of loyal patients from Dapto Cosmetic and Family Dental Practice (currently Clearly Dental) where he worked for over seven years. Having since established Figtree Family Dental, and now Dapto Family Dental, he is capitalising on his 15 plus years experience and realising his dream:

Created the most advanced dental clinic in Wollongong and give his patient community an access to the most comprehensive range of services using the latest dental techniques and technologies.

I’m passionate about dentistry and have a genuine desire to serve the local community of Wollongong that has been so good to me.

Dr William Kalo

Dr William Kalo is an experienced and accomplished dentist who has joined the team at Figtree Family Dental. William has been practicing dentistry for 5 years, since graduating from James Cook University in Queensland. After spending a few years at Figtree Family Dental, he has moved to our brand new practice in Dapto. His interest in Dentistry is attributed to his Grandfather, who was one of the first local dentists in Papua New Guinea.

Since joining the team, Dr Kalo is determined to advance his skills and knowledge by utilising the wealth of experience and technology available under Dr Dhanani and Yung Starling. William is a friendly and compassionate dentist with good chair side manner and a gentle touch. He is also committed to improving patient care and comfort. William loves spending time with his family, exercising and keeping fit.

It has been such a great experience working with Nitin and the team at Dapto Family Dental and I look forward to serving our patient community in Dapto.

Yung Starling

Yung has a wealth of experience taking care of the local community’s oral health for over 15 years. She brings her balanced sense of fun, professionalism, experience, and her professional credentials as an oral health therapist.
Yung graduated with Bachelor degree in Oral Health in 2009, and driven by her passion for dentistry, she completed Bachelor of Oral health Therapist from University of Newcastle in 2019. Her academic studies, backed by many years experience combined with her passion for ongoing learning and development make her popular with our younger patients. 


She shares her love of dental education with all her patients, especially educating the good oral health habits to the children and teenagers. She shows them the benefits of oral health to promote the general health and well being.
Yung enjoys spending her time with her family. She likes cooking and entertaining friends and colleagues. She also volunteers for Vietnamese community in her spare time.

Being part of Dapto Family Dental has been such a rewarding experience and I love sharing that with my patients.

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