Meet Our Team

Dr. Bansal - Dentist

Dr. Neeraj Bansal received his BDS from Punjabi University (2000) and his MDS in Periodontics from SDM college of Dental Sciences. Dr. Bansal graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the prestigious institution UCSF School of Dentistry, San Francisco in 2013. He graduated with honours in clinical dentistry and endodontics. As a student there, he took elective courses in Implant dentistry.

Dr. Bansal has devoted his career to learning everything about and advancing, innovative dental techniques and materials. His combination of cutting-edge dental technology, along with his vast experience and his artistic eye, means that he can transform a smile painlessly. Dr. Bansal possesses a warm and friendly "chair-side" manner, and it is his innate warmth, patience and sincerity that make the difference in his care. His patients often comment that he is a "meticulous perfectionist" who offers the highest level of skill along with a friendly and optimistic personality. He will listen to your concerns and will address each of them in his treatment as he cares about patients through spending time with them and acting as a consultant or advisor for their dental health. He employs the latest equipment and techniques to provide a predictable and pain-free experience.

Dr. Bansal likes music, watching movies and playing tennis. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his beautiful dentist wife and their son.

Dr. Ghai - Dentist

With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Ghai has a great passion for learning and bringing forth the latest innovations for the benefit of his patients. After graduating in dentistry from Punjabi University, Dr. Ghai started his own practice immediately.

In his quest for knowledge and interest in the latest technology to support his chosen profession, Dr. Ghai attended numerous continuing education, hands-on courses and workshops.

As a foreign-trained dentist, he immigrated to Canada in 2009 and achieved certification from The National Dental Examination Board of Canada and licensing from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

He believes that there is no substitute for hard work and giving one's best. He has a passion for sports and keeps himself physically and mentally healthy with yoga and meditation.

"Happiness doesn’t lie in pleasure but in relief from pain."

Dr. Rupinderjeet Lachhar - Dentist

Dr. Lachhar received her Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS) in 2008, graduating from Shimla University (India). She successfully completed her NDBE Equivalency and earned her Dental Licence in Canada in 2018. She pursued dentistry because of its perfect blend of art and medicine. She is committed to providing the best possible care to her patients and regularly attends continuing education courses to broaden her scope of practice and better serve you.

She thinks, “Learning is a lifelong process”. Her kind, understanding, and warm nature allow her to create a comfortable environment and provide her patients with a positive dental experience.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Rupinderjeet enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. She currently resides in Ottawa with her daughter and husband.

“A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.”

Dr. Ehsan - Dentist

Meet Dr. Ehsan Ghassem Khani, a dynamic dental professional whose journey weaves together a tapestry of academic prowess, and a genuine passion for dentistry. Originally from Shiraz, Iran, Dr. Ehsan pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences at Ryerson University before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the esteemed University of Toronto. Rooted in a family of healthcare professionals—his father a urologist and his mother an epidemiologist—Dr. Ehsan's commitment to dentistry goes beyond routine care. His hands-on approach and enthusiasm for immediate impact drive his exploration into advanced oral surgery, focusing on intricate procedures like implants and full arch restorations.

Residing in Kanata, Dr. Ehsan's life outside the clinic is equally captivating. Sharing his home with an ever-growing school of 10 fish, which seemingly grow in number every time he counts them. An alternative rocker, he dedicates free time to composing and recording music and has been in bands in both Toronto and Iran.

Glenda – Office Manager

Born and raised in Southampton, Ontario. She graduated from Georgian College, Orillia in 1995 as a Certified Dental Assistant. In 2000, Glenda pursued further studies at Durham College, Oshawa, graduating with honours from the Level II Dental Assisting Program. She joined Dentistry @ Arnprior in November 2011 working as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist. She is now the office manager for Dentistry @ Arnprior and business operations manager of our affiliated offices; Dentistry @ Renfrew, Dentistry @ Almonte, and The Arnprior Tooth Doctor.

Glenda is well versed in all aspects of patient care, having worked on both the clinical and administrative sides of dentistry. Glenda resides near Blakeney with her husband and their teenage daughter and son. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and friends, gardening, beekeeping, playing ball hockey, and being outdoors.

“When you change a smile, you can change a life.”

Jo-Ann – Dental Hygienist

Jo-Ann is a lifelong resident of the Arnprior area. She obtained her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 1976 from Algonquin College. She joined the practice in 1976 as a Dental Hygienist. She is responsible for assessing your oral health and reporting findings to the dentist at your checkup appointment. When having your dental cleaning, she will remove plaque, calculus and stain from your teeth. She will also take your X-rays. Joanne also is responsible for applying fluoride and sealants. She is passionate about educating and motivating you towards an optimum state of oral health; and finds great reward in seeing results in not only your oral health but your overall health.

Jo-Ann & her husband enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening, swimming, canoeing and skiing.

Brittany - Dental Hygienist

Brittany, an honors graduate from Algonquin College in Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, epitomizes a blend of academic excellence and a passion for healthcare. Raised in Bancroft, her formative years instilled a deep love for nature. Brittany finds solace in the great outdoors, particularly through camping excursions and boat adventures with family and friends.

In her professional life, Brittany brings the same harmony to her approach in dental care. Her commitment extends beyond technical proficiency to a compassionate, patient-centric ethos.

Hannah - Dental Hygienist

Hannah grew up in Arnprior, and is happy to be able to serve the people and the smiles of her hometown as well as new members of our community.

She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Algonquin College in August, 2022. During her studies she worked in our office doing administrative work and sterilization assisting. At this time she took opportunities shadowing and learning as much as she could from the doctors, assistants, and hygienists.

Hannah prides herself in doing her best work, and treating each patient like she would want her friends and family to be treated. She is dedicated to self-improvement as a hygienist through continuing education and learning from her successful colleagues and peers. She has been diode laser certified and plans to continue to broaden her scope of practice to better serve her patients.

Miranda - Dental Hygienist

Raised in Renfrew County area and grew up in a military family. She went to school for dental hygiene in North Bay and has been practicing since 2017. In her spare time, you can find her hanging out with her dog and cat, playing video games, and spending time outside.

Meagan - Dental Hygienist

Graduated from St. Lawrence College Kingston with a diploma in Pre-Health Science (2018) and Georgian College with an advanced diploma in Dental Hygiene (2021). She is currently working as a dental assistant while awaiting her dental hygiene certification. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures, hiking and watching “The Office” on repeat. She has a passion for oral health and patient education and is eager to apply her knowledge and skill.

“The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends” - Michael Scott

Allison – Sterilization Technician

Originally born and raised in White Lake where she still resides with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Allison became an IPAC certified sterilization technician in September 2020 and joined our team shortly after.

In her spare time, she in an avid outdoor enthusiast getting her fresh air by either hiking, 4-wheeling, or spending time at her hunt camp.

“Peace begins with a smile.”

Justine – Dental Assistant

Justine was raised in Eganville, ON. After living in Ottawa, ON for numerous years, she has moved back to the area to join Dentistry@Renfrew. At a young age, she had braces which began her love for dentistry and in 2011, graduated as a level 2 dental assistant. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, and reading.

Glenna - Dental Assistant

Glenna, a Perth native, discovered her calling in the dental field and graduated from the Certified Dental Assistant program at Algonquin College in 1987. With over three decades of experience, her love for dentistry has only grown stronger.

Outside the dental office, Glenna finds joy in living with her husband and son on their vibrant beef farm in Pakenham. For Glenna, life revolves around three essential pillars: faith, family, and friends. Glenna's passion for learning remains insatiable and patients not only teach her valuable life lessons but also present unique challenges, inspiring her to discover innovative ways to assist them better. Her enthusiasm knows no bounds as she embraces this new chapter with an open heart and an unwavering dedication to providing exceptional patient care.

Eden – Administrator

Originally from Sudbury, she moved to Arnprior when she was 8. She received her diploma in social work from Algonquin college in 2010. We can always count on Eden to be our source for jokes, sarcasm, and movie quotes. She loves to sing, late-night autumn drives and has a soft spot for animals, especially her 2 cats and 3 dogs.

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”

Katie - Dental Administrator

Born and raised in Maple Leaf, Ontario. She graduated from Loyalist College with honours in Personal Support Work and Statford College with honours in Dental Assisting. She has 10 years of experience working in long-term care, retirement care, and community living. She is excited to apply her personal care experience and dentistry education to her position as an administrator. She is family oriented and enjoys snowmobiling, camping, and fishing.

“Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher” - Oprah Winfrey

Ashlynn - Dental Administrator

Class of 2018 alumnus from Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, I've embarked on a journey that has taken me to many places. Barrhaven was my childhood home, and after a significant period there, I embraced the charm of Carleton Place for eight years, briefly resided in Kanata, and now find myself rooted in the vibrant community of Arnprior.

My passions lead me to the gym after work when I am not walking with my ever-enthusiastic Siberian Husky, Sami. A fervent hockey aficionado, I relish evenings spent cheering on the Ottawa Senators or the Edmonton Oilers. Notably, during my time in Carleton Place, my family and I opened our home to billet players for the Carleton Place Canadians—an experience that remains etched as an enriching chapter of my life.

I've chosen a career path that allows me to be a positive influence within a dental setting. Recognizing the prevalence of dental phobia, I am dedicated to creating an atmosphere that alleviates anxieties and transforms a visit to the dentist into a more enjoyable experience.

Paisley - Dental Administrator

Meet Paisley, our dedicated part-time administrator at Dentistry @ Arnprior. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science with a specialization in Geochemistry and Ecotoxicology along with a Microprogram in Geomatics, Paisley brings a unique blend of administrative expertise and passion for environmental issues to our team.

Along with a love for the Earth and a commitment to making a positive impact, Paisley has gathered over a decade of valuable experience at Dentistry @ Arnprior. She initially volunteered with the practice before transitioning into part-time employment, working as a dental administrator for the last three years.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Paisley enjoys reading, resistance training, and spending quality time with family. Paisley firmly believes in the positive impact of meaningful customer interactions, seeing each encounter as an opportunity to enhance the overall well-being and satisfaction of our patients. With a genuine commitment to ensuring a welcoming environment, Paisley strives to turn all visits to the dentist into enjoyable and uplifting experiences.

Brooke - Sterilization Tech

Brooke, originally from Arnprior, spent a period living in Ottawa before returning to her hometown. In 2015, she proudly graduated with honors from Algonquin College's renowned Esthetician program.

Professionally, Brooke has flourished in roles within the realms of esthetics, cosmetology, and retail, garnering diverse experience. However, her true passion lies in caring for her four beloved pet bunnies, whom she cherishes deeply.

An avid outdoor enthusiast, Brooke finds joy in activities like camping, hiking, and tending to her garden, embracing nature's beauty. She's also skilled in the kitchen and enjoys expressing her creativity through painting. Among her favorite indulgences are savoring shawarmas and relishing the delights of bubble tea.

To unwind, Brooke finds comfort in the familiarity elicited by "Impractical Jokers," a show she happily watches on repeat.

Brandon – Marketing Coordinator

Brandon is an Ottawa Valley native born and raised in Arnprior. He graduated from St. Lawrence College with an advanced diploma in Advertising and Marketing Communications Management. Brandon believes in employing a balanced marketing mix that uses both traditional and digital forms of media. Outside of the office, Brandon can be found fishing, golfing, travelling somewhere warm and coaching youth tackle football.

For all marketing inquiries please contact Brandon at [email protected].

“Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.” - Michael Hyatt