Natiya is a Registered Dental Hygienist and the founder of Smile UP DHC. She graduated Regency Dental Hygiene Academy in 2010 and has been working in local dental clinics for over 8 years. Her exemplary patient feedback, strong clinical background, and exceptional mentorship skills inspired her to pioneer her own practice. Her client-centered approach allows for patients of all ages to feel welcome and comfortable in her care. Natiya’s open and kind personality not only permeates into her professional practice, but also into her leadership approach. By staying up to date on current research in dental practice and technology, she is able to ensure that her team members provide personalized, modern, and affordable care to all her patients.
The journey to become a young professional dental hygienist in a world of many different fields in health care specialties has begun at a very young age to Ms. Reta Hanna. In the year 2008, Reta joined Everest College to obtain her dental assisting diploma by year 2009. Working as a dental assistant was never enough for Reta, in 2012, she joined the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene, Mississauga, On to obtain her dental hygiene diploma by year 2014. During her academic pursuit of knowledge, her working experience started in 2009 working as dental assistant gaining some hands-on experience in greeting clients, managing files, and become exposed to all dental related issues and solutions which also expanded her perception on many managerial aspects in anticipation of running her own hygienist practice if she ever became independent. Reta is passionate about her work and would always give the time and dedication to her clients in helping them achieve optimal oral health care they can get. All of her past work experience, education merits, and personal traits will naturally help her in becoming a successful entrepreneur and running her own practice under Smile Up Dental Hygiene Clinic Inc.
Dr. Manelli Hoodfar finished pre-med in Hungary, followed by her Doctorate in dentistry, graduating with a Cum Laude. She continued her education at McGill University in Montreal, graduating with a DMD.
During her free time Dr. Hoodfar was closely involved with the Big Brother Big Sisters Program of West Island and the 1000 Smiles Humanitarian Dental Mission to Jamaica where she provided free essential dental care to rural underserved communities performing numerous extractions and restorations. Dentistry runs deep in the lineage of the Hoodfar family. Her late grandfather was a dentist, and her father and sister are both practicing dentists!
She is deeply passionate about her work and she’s especially enthusiastic about the field of cosmetic dentistry! Her moto is “my patients come first”, always prioritizing the needs and desires of her patients.
Dr. Hassani is passionate about providing the best dental care for his patients in light of their overall health needs. His focus on the person, and not just the patient, his ready smile, and his approachable nature put his patients at ease. Having completed his studies at Queen's University (Bachelor of Science, Life Sciences), McMaster University (Master of Science, Biochemistry), and Tufts University (Doctor of Dental Surgery), Omar chose to expand his medical knowledge by completing a one-year general residency program at Weill Cornell in New York City. In his work at Weill Cornell, Omar treated medically compromised patients and patients with dentofacial traumas ensuring he was exposed to treating patients with both the most intricate and the most acute conditions. Most recently Omar completed the Implant Residency Program at the University of Toronto. When Dr. Hassani isn't working as a dentist, you can find him on the soccer pitch, in the kitchen, or contemplating different ways to display his growing sneaker collection.
Dr. Camila Villarreal, originally from Colombia, graduated with honors in 2015, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the faculty of dentistry at St. Thomas University. After working extensively in South America, she decided to move to Canada where Dr. Villarreal completed the National Dental Examining Board equivalency process. She is currently a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Committed to providing the best care possible for her patients, Dr. Villarreal is passionate about continuing education, and has taken postdoctoral hands-on courses in prosthodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. Her top priority is to empower her patients with beautiful smiles, confidence and overall health. Dr. Villarreal offers a wide range of services for patients of all ages, ensuring they have a valuable experience for their dental needs. In addition to her role as a general and cosmetic dentist, she enjoys playing beach volleyball, learning photography and is an avid traveler.