Meet Scarborough Dentist & Dental Team
Dr. Samantha Amaro, Dr. Arti Patel and there staff are always friendly, gentle, and completely nonjudgmental when it comes to your dental needs. We’re committed to helping you improve your smile in a way that’s always comfortable for you with our wide variety of services.
Dr. Samantha Amaro
Dr. Samantha Amaro received her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Before attending dental school she completed an Honors Bachelor of Science degree, at University of Waterloo, majoring in Biomedical Science and a minor in Biochemistry. She also earned a Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto Institute for Studies in Education.
Before graduating dental school Dr. Amaro worked as a clinical teaching assistant at Tufts where she enjoyed sharing her knowledge with other students. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Toronto Academy of Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry.
To enhance her dental training, Dr. Amaro has earned certifications in Invisalign ®, CEREC one day crowns, Physics Forceps training and certificate in moderate sedation, to name a few.
As a dentist, Dr. Amaro values improving people’s self-esteem by helping them achieve a beautiful smile and relieving pain. Dr. Amaro and her husband, Peter, have an awesome dog named Fenway. They love to take him to the beach so he can fetch and swim. In her free time, she enjoys staying fit, NCAA basketball, classic movies and traveling. She dreams of someday climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and she can’t get enough of playing board games.
Dr. Arti Patel
Dr. Arti Patel began her journey in health care at King’s College University, London, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery. She went on to successfully complete the equivalency program of National Dental Examining Board of Canada. She is currently a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
During her post-graduation training years in both hospital and community settings, Dr. Patel has had the opportunity to work with a range of individuals, including those with special needs, from different social backgrounds and dental phobic patients. She now strives to improve patient’s confidence and restore their smiles with both conservative and cosmetic practices.
Dr. Patel’s enthusiasm and friendliness spans through both work and her personal life. Dr. Patel moved from London, England to Toronto where she now lives with her husband. She loves to read, stay fit and travel. Arti used to be a tennis coach, and would love to see the Grand Slam tournaments in all the countries it is played.
Our Dental Team
With more than 20 years of experience in dentistry, Sarah, our office manager, brings great skill and knowledge to our practice. She studied at the Toronto School of Business and is certified as a chairside dental assistant level I. She also has advanced certification in CPR, first aid, HARP, WHMIS, PIPEDA, PHIPA, Canada Safety Council Diamond Award, OVF leadership award, and the Ritz Carlton Customer Service program.
Sarah is from Whitby, and she enjoys gardening and choir. Sarah and her spouse have a rescued cat and a miniature bull dog. Since childhood, Sarah has enjoyed riding motorcycles as part of her quest to become Wonder Woman.
Erica is the lead dental assistant at White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. She is gratified when she can help patients feel better about their oral health, discussing and working with different options of optimal care for each. Thus, Erica works hard to ensure that patients’ experiences at our practice are not only enjoyable, but informative, too.
Erica attended George Brown College and has advanced certification in CPR, WHMIS, iTero and CEREC training. She and her husband are busy with a growing family that she enjoys spending time with. Her hobbies include camping, snowboarding and traveling.
As our hygiene coordinator, Marijana has the pleasure of seeing new smiles every day. She attended George Brown College and is certified in dental office administration and OSSD.
Originally from Toronto, Marijana enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog and vacationing at her family’s cottage. She is known for her willingness to accept new challenges and take on new tasks.
Maryam is a registered dental hygienist who has been working in dentistry for 13 years. She graduated from Xincon College and has an operating room technician degree from Iran Medical Science. Maryam has completed coursework in periodontal therapy, Oravital training, Invisalign, CPR, WHMIS and infection control. She holds certificates in Perio Protect, ozone therapy, and basic and advanced laser therapy.
Originally from Iran, Maryam is married and has a daughter. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Judy is a registered dental hygienist at White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. She studied dental hygiene at Xincon College in Toronto, and also achieved assistant levels I and II through coursework at CDI College in Scarborough.
Originally from Shen Yang, P.R. China, Judy also has an associate degree in animal husbandry from Shenyang Agricultural University in China, as well as an associate degree in English literature for Dalian University of Foreign Languages in China.
Judy trained in neuromuscular functional dentistry core II, III, IV and V at the Las Vegas Institute and attended orthodontic clinics for dental hygienists at George Brown College.
When she has spare time, Judy enjoys gardening and yoga. She has a humorous husband and a handsome son, both of whom have trusted Judy to cut their hair for more than 10 years!
Elicia is a dental assistant who most enjoys meeting patients and helping people feel better about their smiles and themselves. Originally from Waterloo, Elicia is the eldest of five and now has her own family of five. She attended George Brown College and has earned advanced certification in CPR, Invisalign, iTero Scan, WHMIS, Zoom in Office Bleaching and HARP.
When she is not at work, Elicia enjoys baking, reading and traveling. She also serves on the parent committee of her daughter’s girls club, which encourages girls to be leaders and to be positive toward each other.