Dr Arun Narang & Associates Smile by Design

Our Dental Assistants

Sandi – Preventive Dental Assistant (PDA)

Sandi – Preventive Dental Assistant (PDA)

“I have been working with Dr. Narang since 1992. I feel like cosmetic dentist Dr. Narang and my team are my family. I enjoy working in the environment we have created. Dr. Narang is always challenging us to be knowledgeable of the latest technology in dentistry, from dental implants, spa dentistry, teeth whitening techniques to breakthrough periodontal therapies. For any latest breakthrough, we have read, attended a seminar, heard a tape or discussed it!”

Sandi’s loyalty, work ethic, and friendly manner have made her a cornerstone of our team and the office.

Sandi keeps herself busy in the kitchen by trying new recipes and spending time with her family and friends.

Sandi is fluent in Portuguese.

Cecilia – Preventive Dental Assistant (PDA)


“I enjoy working with my team and I am proud to be a part of the final products that we create for our patients.”

Cecilia has extensive experience in the dental field that started in the Philippines and since 1993 has been at Dr. Narang & Associates. The team greatly depends on Cecilia’s many talents and eagerness to give a helping hand.

Cecilia has wide-ranging knowledge and skills in creating teeth whitening trays, night guards and mouth guards, and models. She believes in teamwork & continuing education and she takes pleasure in helping others and working to the best of her abilities.

When Cecilia is not spending time at the office she enjoys time with her family, especially with her adorable granddaughter. She also likes to travel, attend aqua fitness classes and ballroom dance classes.

Cecilia is fluent in Filipino.

Edibe – Preventative Dental Assistant (PDA)

EdibeEdibe’s bubbly personality helps patients feel at ease in the dental office and has her fellow teammates smiling.

Edibe graduated as a PDA in 2008. She enjoys working with the team at Dr Narang & Associates because we are from all backgrounds which give her the opportunity to learn a lot about other cultures. As well there are different generations with different amounts of experience, this helps her learn and grow both professionally and personally.

“Everyone helps each other, which makes for a great family and team approach to working. It is great because we all respect each other’s talents and we have fun at work. I think this helps our patients feel comfortable and at ease.”

When she is not working, Edibe loves spending time with her family, listening to music, singing karaoke, travelling and going to the gym.

Edibe is fluent in Albanian.

Richard – Preventative Dental Assistant (PDA)


Richard has been working as a PDA in the dental field since 2005. He believes that working at Dr Arun Narang & Associates has been one of the best experiences he has had as a PDA. Richard appreciates how continuing education is important to Dr Narang as he is always willing to learn and improve professionally. He also believes in the family approach that the working environment at Dr Narang & Associates encourages. His wife and sister work with us too!

Richard’s abilities go beyond his PDA duties. He has a great knack for fixing things around the office. This is a talent that is greatly appreciated by all of us!

Richard loves spending time with his wife and two adorable children and his family and friends. His other great love is building motorcycles from scratch and fixing and modifying old cars.

Richard is also fluent in Filipino.

Ericka – Preventative Dental Assistant & Clinical Maintenance Manager

Ericka – Preventative Dental Assistant & Clinical Maintenance Manager

Ericka graduated as a Preventive Dental Assisting level 2 and as a dental administrator in 2015 from National Academy Health and Business College.  Ericka did the clinical co-operative placement portion of her course at Smile By Design.  We appreciated her skills, dedication, reliability, and compassionate personality so we asked her to join the team before she even graduated!  It turns out this was her first job in Canada after moving here from the Philippines.  

Ericka enjoys being a Dental Assistant because she is able to help patients in pain find relief. She also enjoys teaching patients how to take care of their teeth and giving back their confidence to smile again! 

As a dental assistant, Ericka is diligent about maintaining the equipment, sterilizing instruments, and sanitizing everything to ensure we are providing our patients a safe environment for their dental appointment.

Ericka enjoys working at Dr. Narang and Associates, feeling like she has found her second family, and feels blessed to be working in this office. She feels she has changed and learned a lot becoming more confident and knowledgeable.

Ericka says her family motivates her to work hard and keep going everyday.  She enjoys singing with her family, playing music, and building her own furniture! 

Ericka is fluent in English and Tagalog

Neenu – Preventative Dental Assistant (PDA)


Neenu graduated with a bachelor of dental surgery from India in 2017. She was able to practice for 2 years before moving to Canada, where she has been working as a preventive dental assistant for 1.5 years.

Neenu enjoys being part of the clinical team at Smile By Design Dental, creating smiles and making every patient leave the chair happy and satisfied. She is motivated with helping build healthy smiles.

Neenu’s friendly and easy-going nature helps patients feel comfortable in the dental chair; while the clinical team appreciates her past clinical experiences and knowledge and her dedication to work.

Neenu enjoys working at Smile By Design because of the positive friendly team and environment .

When she is not working she loves reading books, cooking, and traveling. Neenu is fluent in English, Malayalam, and can manage Tamil and Hindi.