Meet the Smiles by Design Team

Patty Ochab, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Patty has devoted over twenty years to the field of dental hygiene, having worked with patients of all ages in general, pedodontic, cosmetic and periodontal practices. She is committed to educating patients in all areas of dental health and partnering with them to develop healthy oral hygiene habits that will contribute to their well-being. Patty just moved to the area with her husband, Paul, and is the mother of three young adult children. When she is not working with the team at Smiles By Design, Patty enjoys an array of different crafts and likes refinishing and repurposing old furniture and antique items.


Bruno Santiago, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Bruno was born and raised in Brazil and speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish. He has been a dental professional for over 18 years. Bruno enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities, and has even been a scuba dive instructor. One of his greatest pleasures is time spent with his family.


Gail Brother, Office Manager

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Gail Brother works with her husband, Dr. Brother, as the office manager. She manages the appointment book, marketing, bookkeeping and computer issues, as well as being the main promoter of ideas to make our patients’ visits more comfortable at the office. When not working with Dr. Brother, Gail loves being creative.  Her newest hobby is working with precious metal clay to create unique jewelry.

“Having a small staff allows for the best communication between us and our patients in meeting their needs and desires,” says Dr. Brother.

Heather Johnson, Dental Assistant

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We sadly say goodbye to our dental assistant, Heather Johnson, after eight years. She will be missed by Dr. Brother and her patients.


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