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. Gurleen - Dentist

Dr. Gurleen graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) from the University of Manitoba in 2018. She moved to Ottawa following her graduation and joined our wonderful team.

Before moving to Canada in 2013, she received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) degree from Baba Farid University (India). In her pursuit of providing pain-free dentistry, she received her certification in nitrous oxide sedation.

She is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, her utmost priority is providing patient-centered care. She follows the “Platinum Rule” which is to treat every patient the way they want to be treated. She emphasizes patient-doctor communication; listen to patients and involve them in the treatment plan, when patients are empowered and knowledgeable the best dental work can be done. To Dr. Gurleen, enhancing oral health is satisfying but seeing patients regain their confidence and smile is the most rewarding.

In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her family, shopping and travelling. She will admit that she has a case of wanderlust and wishes to go on a world tour. She lives in Ottawa with her husband.

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."

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.”

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.”

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

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.

Allison - Dental Hygienist

Originally born in Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Labrador. Allison (Ally) grew up in Pembroke, where she currently lives with her two cats. She graduated with honours in dental hygiene from Algonquin College in 2018. Enjoys sushi, travelling, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

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.

Jenny – Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Toronto and lived in Woodstock, for a few years before moving to Arnprior in August. She graduated from Fanshawe college with a diploma in dental assisting. She loves music, shopping, and coffee. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with her very large family (5 siblings) singing, and baking. She is discovering what the Arnprior-area has to offer and loving it.

Jennifer – Dental Assistant

Originally from Windsor and currently living in Eganville, Jennifer brings a unique skill set to our clinic from her past experience. Keen to learn, she completed post-secondary education in Office Administration with Ward Clerk Specialist (honours) and Personal Support Worker (high honours). Her education led her to careers in personal support work and as a surgical assistant in an operating room before she discovered her love for dentistry. Outside of work, you can find her doing anything and everything outdoors-related.

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.”

Christina – Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Renfrew, Ontario where she resides with her husband and five children. She graduated from Algonquin College in 2007 with a certificate in Business Administration and brings 5+ years of experience in dental administration.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking in the great outdoors, working out, and running. Find her on weekends at the rink.

"Life is a song, love is the lyrics"

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.

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

Ireland - Dental Administrator

Born in Peterborough, Ontario, and at a young age relocated with her military family to the Pembroke area - which she affectionately still calls her home. After graduating high school she attended college in North Bay studying dental hygiene which sparked her interest in dentistry and allowed her to pivot into a role in dental administration.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking Instagram-worthy meals, attending every concert she can, and playing host to her friends and family. Otherwise, she is kicking back at home with her boyfriend and golden retriever, Sadie.

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.”

Ellen - Dental Administrator

Born and raised in Renfrew, Ontario, Ellen brings warmth and an unbeatable work ethic to our dental team. She is excited to begin her career in dentistry with a background in office administration from Algonquin College. Beyond the office, Ellen embraces outdoor adventures through horseback riding, fishing, and basking in nature's tranquility. Her creativity extends to the kitchen, where she delights us with delicious baked goods. She is a chicken finger and spinach dip fanatic.

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