Meet Our
Doctors & Staff

Founded in 1991, we are a thriving family dental practice located in beautiful Fairport, New York on the iconic Erie Canal.

We are able to serve your entire family, including toddlers, children, teenagers and adults, and we have treated multiple generations of families in our dental practice throughout the past several decades. Rebranded in 2019 as Smiles on the Canal Family Dentistry, the practice was previously known as Thakrar Dental.

Our Friendly Team

With a patient-first focus, our objective is to treat each and every patient as if they were a member of our family. From our doctors & hygienists to our dental assistants and front office staff — we all strive to ensure that you have a great experience at our dental practice. Our office is located in Fairport, New York on the Erie Canal and we serve patients from across the Greater Rochester Area. We specialize in treating the entire family, including toddlers, children, teenagers and adults.

Dr. Abner De los Santos

Dr. Abner De los Santos (General Dentist)

Dentistry is my passion, and my goal is to provide you with the highest quality dentistry that I can, and ensure that you have a fantastic experience in our dental practice.

Originally from Mexico, I completed my residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester (I liked the area so much that I decided to stay!) I enjoy most areas within general dentistry and I am Invisalign-certified.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and new baby, going on hikes, watching soccer, and travelling. I look forward to helping you with your dental care for many years to come.

Serena Ferrera, RDH (Dental Hygienist)

My name is Serena and I have been a hygienist since 2011. I work on both adults and children, but the majority of my career has been dedicated to working with children. I absolutely love what I do!

When I’m not working at our practice, I’m spending time with my husband, and my French Bulldog, Bambino. I also enjoy traveling and quality time with my friends and family. I look forward to meeting you!

Kathy Neumeister, RDH (Dental Hygienist)

I have been a hygienist for 32 years, and giving adults and children bright, healthy smiles has made my career very rewarding. I graduated from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, which was the first school for dental hygiene in the United States.

My husband and I live on a small farm in Macedon where we enjoy growing produce and flowers. I also like to cook, and I’ve just started reading a lot again after many years. I have three sons and two grandchildren, and I always look forward to our family time.


Practice Hours:

Monday → 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday → 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday → 8AM – 5PM
Thursday → 8AM – 5PM
Friday → 8AM – 2PM
Saturday & Sunday → CLOSED

(585) 223-5480

124 Fairport Village Landing
Fairport, NY 14450