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Dr. Fernandes


Dr.  Raynah Fernandes graduated with Honors in 2008, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto. She earned the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Award (RCDSO) in Ethics and Jurisprudence and received multiple awards and research scholarships during dental school.  She has published in the Ontario Dental Association Journal as well. She is passionate about dentistry, her patients, and loves working with people of all ages. She is a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, and treats all ages with fixed and removable options, including braces and Invisalign. She is also certified in conscious sedation, and oral moderate sedation which she uses when treating patients with dental anxieties. She is known for her gentle freezing technique and her humming while working on patients.


Office Manager/Health & Safety Officer

Craig has worked as the Office Manager for Willow West Dental since 2018. Craig is a graduate from Devry University, where he received a degree in Computer programming.

After graduation, Craig launched his career at Pepsi Bottling Group, where he worked for 19 years in various Finance Departments. He recently moved from Mississauga to Guelph with his wife Dr. Raynah Fernandes and their 3 boys.

Craig’s hobbies and interests are Tennis, Table Tennis and Basketball


Business Office Supervisor/Treatment Plan Coordinator/Schedule Coordinator

Michelle has been a part of the Willow West Dental Office reception team since 2016.   Michelle comes to the dental field after originally working in the Radio Broadcasting Industry.  


She’s an extremely empathetic and helpful individual who always does her best to cater to our patient's needs. When Michelle is not interacting with patients, she is spending time with her husband, young son and English Bulldog, Bella. 


Registered Dental Hygienist/Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist/IPAC Officer/Hygiene Coordinator

Shiva graduated from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2004. She is a self-initiated Registered Dental Hygienist in Ontario and has been practicing hygiene for the last fifteen years at Willow West Dental Office. Shiva is passionate about improving the dental health of her patients and educating them about the latest advancements in dental technology and treatment options. 


She has been proactive in attending continuing education courses in various aspects of dentistry, including soft tissue management, laser therapy, treatment coordination, infection control, and office management. Shiva’s gentle and positive approach makes her patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their visits.


Her attention to details and professionalism is truly appreciated by her patients and her colleagues. In her spare time, Shiva enjoys traveling the world, camping, hiking and watching movies.

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Dr. Rabi


Dr. Sandra Rabi was raised in Hamilton Ontario where she attended St. Jean de Brebeuf High School, and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science (honours) at McMaster University. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2016. She is a member, in good standing, with the Royal College of Oral Surgeons of Ontario, Ontario Dental Association, and Canadian Dental Association. Since graduation, Dr. Rabi has taken numerous continuing education courses, focusing on achieving the highest quality restorative dentistry. Dr. Rabi enjoys working with families, especially kids. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and exploring the waterfalls of Hamilton.

Dr. Abraam Dawod


Dr. Abraam Dawod is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Dentistry in Cairo, Egypt (2002), and the University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), and the Academy of General Dentists. Dr. Dawod likes all aspects of dentistry and takes a particular interest in ensuring that his patients have a pleasant and relaxing dental experience. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, drawing, and reading.


Dr. Maryan Metias


Dr. Metias has been practicing for over 18 years.  She chose dentistry as her career because it allows her to use her artistic ability and express her creativity. She lives in Oakville with her husband and her two athletic boys, Youssef and Ramez.

Dr. Fadi


Bio Coming Soon

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Dr. Mahshid


Dr. Mahshid Torabi was born and raised in Iran where she earned her first DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgeon) degree at Tehran Azad University in 2014. After working for 1 year in Iran she decided to move to Canada to get her North American DDS license. She got into University of Toronto and obtained her second DDS degree in 2020.


She endeavors to continuously expand her knowledge in the field of dentistry by enrolling in seminars and continuing education courses. In her spare time, Mahshid enjoys jogging and spending time with her family and friends!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Cristina is a Self Initiated Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Niagara College in 1998, and has been with the Willow West team for over 21 years. Cristina continues to maintain her knowledge and skills through various continuing education courses and programs. 

Cristina prides her self in providing her clients with quality dental hygiene care while expressing compassion and understanding. Over the years she has made it a priority to get to know her clients and their needs so they can trust and rely on her. 

In her free time Cristina spends her time with her family. She can be found in the stands, on the field or behind stage cheering her children on. 


Registered Dental Hygienist

Annette graduated from Algonquin College in 1992 with a dental hygiene diploma. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist that has been employed at the Willow West Dental office for 26+ years.

Annette lives in Kitchener where she enjoys spending time with her family and cockapoo named Baxter. Her hobbies include reading, baking and gardening.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sandy graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Cambrian college in 2019 and received her diploma with a 4.0 GPA. She became one the newest members of the Willow West Dental team this past summer.

Sandy enjoys skiing, exploring and spending time with family and friends during her time off 


Registered Dental Hygienist

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Level II Certified Dental Assistant

Branka is certified dental assistant level II, graduated with honors from the Medix College in Kitchener.

She has been a member of the team Willow West Dental for over 10 years. Her compassion,understanding and patience make her an excellent part of the team.

Branka spends her spare time with family,friends and travelling.


Level II Certified Dental Assistant

Sheila has enjoyed being a Dental Assistant and Receptionist for 30+ years.

Her spare time is spent taking care of her aging dog, walking, reading and  watching old movies and TV shows.

Sheila has been at Willow West Dental for over 18 years.


Level II Certified Dental Assistant

With years of experience she graduated with honor as a Level 2 Dental Assistant from the Medix College in Kitchener, Ontario. 


Being a mother of two enthusiastic teenage boys, she is very passionate with kids in general. Besides raising a family, she has interests in music, art and interior design. In her free time she likes to travel around the world.


Level II Certified Dental Assistant

Gordana is a certified Dental assistant level II graduated with honors in 2001 from TSB in Kitchener.


She has been part of the Willow West Dental family over 17 years. Gordana likes gardening and spending quality time with her little grandson, family and friends.


Payment Coordinator/Business Office Administrator

Bobbi is a mom of three that has worked for Willow West Dental since 2000. She graduated from the Office Administration Program at Sheridan College in 1996.


She would be happy to assist you with your scheduling needs and financial questions. She enjoys reading, movies and spending time with friends and family.


Re-care Coordinator/Business Office Administrator

Natalie graduated from Medix College in 2010. She’s been working in the dental field since 2013.


You can find Natalie with a pleasant greeting at the front desk. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and 3 year old daughter and family.


Orthodontics and OMT Coordinator/Business Office Administrator

Carla joins us from more than 15 years in the hospitality industry. Most recently she spent 8 years running and working in restaurants in Australia and New Zealand. She has a diploma in business management and is a new to the Guelph community.

If you can’t hear her behind the front desk she is splitting her time between pottery, Axe throwing and gaming. She is happy to help, loves a challenge, coffee and spreadsheets.


Re-care Coordinator/Business Office Administrator

Amanda has been working in the dental field since 2011. She recently rejoined our team at WWD. When Amanda is not in the office, she enjoys being with her family and dog. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, painting and puzzles. 

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