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 have both a Pediatric Dentist and a General Dentist on staff.

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.

Dr. Oriana Ly-Mapes

Dr. Oriana Ly-Mapes (Pediatric Dentist)

Let me begin by saying that I am really excited to be joining Smiles On The Canal Family Dentistry! The practice originally began as a pediatric dental office in 1991, and I look forward to continuing that legacy. I truly appreciate that so many of the parents of our current pediatric dental patients were once pediatric patients themselves. In fact, the best part of being a pediatric dentist is developing these meaningful relationships and being welcomed into your

I am coming to Smiles On The Canal Family Dentistry from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester where I served as Clinical Director in the Pediatric Dentistry department. I completed my Pediatric Dental residency in 2012 at the University of Rochester, including a fellowship in neurodevelopmental and related disorders (LEND program) at the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Golisano Children’s Hospital. Originally a native of Ottawa, Canada I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2008 from the University of Western Ontario and later practiced in a family dental practice until deciding to specialize as a pediatric dentist. Now, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, I am deeply committed to lifelong learning and constantly improving what I can offer each individual child. I strive to earn each child’s trust with compassion and empathy at every encounter.

I currently live in Victor, NY with my husband and four children. I look forward to seeing you and your children very soon!

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 – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday → CLOSED

(585) 223-5480

124 Fairport Village Landing
Fairport, NY 14450