The Smyl Team

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Dr. Grant Yiu — Dentist

I’m so excited to be a part of this practice and serving this vibrant community!

​Everyone has made me feel so welcomed that it feels like I’m already a part of the fabric of the neighborhood, which is what drives my passion for dentistry.

I have spent the last 20 years developing the skills necessary to provide comprehensive care, including:

  • General Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Aesthetic Makeovers
  • Invisalign

But at the end of the day, it still comes back to what is the right solution for the person sitting in front of me. That means getting to know the person, not just the mouth.

Oral health is about more than just shiny teeth. It’s about eating whatever you want, when you want; it’s about smiling without covering your mouth. Sometimes it’s getting you out of pain; and sometimes, it’s just about keeping things the same.

A bedrock principle throughout my professional career has always been to focus on the outcome, not the treatment, and that comes down to understanding you and what you want before deciding what is the best treatment for you.

There is a way forward to health and I’m excited to go on that journey with you!

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Dr. Lubna Khddyer — D.D.S

Dr. Lubna Khddyer, D.D.S, is our newest team member here at Smyl Dentistry, and we’re excited for you to meet her.

She has been in the dental field for 5 years, and she finds it very fulfilling in many aspects. To her, dentistry provides immense satisfaction from helping people and making lives easier. She feels she does her job best when patients have a pleasant and memorable dental experience.

Dr. Khddyer loves how their skills and efficiency are challenged in new ways every day. She sees each working day as an opportunity to grow.  She enjoys building a human connection with her patients.

When not at work, Dr. Khdyyer loves learning new languages. She is currently taking up French classes.

She enjoys baking too because it involves science and a lot of patience. It helps her live in the present and focus on the task at hand. Dr. Khddyer also loves playing soccer and boxing and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Get to know Dr. Khddyer more and how she can help you boost your oral health on your next visit to Smyl Dentistry.

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Dr. Natalie Wong — Dentist

Dr. Natalie Wong graduated from the University of Toronto with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996 and received her Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2007.

Dr. Wong is a specialist in Prosthodontics with the practice primarily focused on dental implant surgery, treating Dental implant complications, and mentoring other dentists on surgical techniques and dental implant treatment planning.

Dr. Wong lectures nationally and internationally on implant dentistry while maintaining a private implant surgical and prosthodontic practice in Toronto.

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Nicole — Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole joined our team in March 2021 as one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. She graduated in 2020.

Nicole feels she’s helping patients best when they reduce their dental fear and anxiety and feel more at ease while in the dental chair. Nicole uses her calm and poised aura to give patients a positive dental experience.

Nicole loves her job because she finds it fulfilling to connect with her patients one-to-one, give them confidence in coming to the dentist, and educate them about what it means to maintain their oral health.

When Nicole isn’t working on brightening smiles, she enjoys entertaining and spending time with the special people in her life. Nicole also loves taking long walks, exploring the city, or riding her bike. She finds it enriching to travel to unfamiliar places, seek new adventures, and take in diverse cultural experiences.

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Shiva — Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Shiva Zardouznia has been part of our team at Now Smile since October 2020. She’s a Certified Level II Dental Assistant and has been in the field of dentistry for 16 years now.

Shiva is committed to service excellence and honors this by ensuring that patients receive the best care. Respecting, listening to, and comforting patients by answering their questions are Shiva’s key goals in her work.

Shiva loves her job as it allows her to help others and make a difference in someone’s life. She sees working alongside Dr. Yiu as a blessing as she learns something new every day. Dr. Yiu also encourages her to take on new and challenging opportunities.

When not in the office, Shiva spends time with her family and friends. She loves long nature walks, and biking and swimming are her main activities in the summer. She also spends lots of hours hiking all year round.

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Catia — Receptionist

Catia joined our team in 2021. She has been in the field of dentistry since 2015 and her passion continues to grow. Her background is in office administration and dental assisting. She enjoys all aspects of patient care and is always ready to answer any and all of your questions. She is multilingual, along with English she can also speak French and Portuguese. Outside of work, she enjoys all the arts, including music, singing, dancing and taking photographs. You can always find Catia smiling and enthusiastic to help!