Get to Know our Team
Sarah Samet-Fragosa, RDH
A native of Morocco, Sarah received her Bachelor degree in English from a university there, along with her degree in Business Administration. Upon moving to Southern California nearly 2 decades ago, Sarah has been working chairside treating patients as a Registered Dental professional and exclusively as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2015.
Sarah’s vast experiences, global knowledge, and patient focus in the dental field have given her the opportunity to establish wonderful long-term relationships with her patients. She prides herself in always providing excellent healthcare services to her patients with a happy smile and a great attitude.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking and spending time at the local beaches with her family.
Nicole Marnien, RDH
Nicole is a Southern California local who has been in the dental field since 2012. She began her career as a registered dental assistant while completing her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science at California State University of Northridge (CSUN). She then went on to study Dental Hygiene at Concorde Career College, which is where she received her Dental Hygiene License and became a Registered Dental Hygienist. Nicole enjoys working close to home in OC, where she can serve her friends, family, and neighbors as one of OC Smile’s Registered Dental Hygienists.
Nicole is extremely compassionate and very skilled at putting her patients at ease. She brings a positive attitude and passion for providing exceptional oral healthcare and education to all her patients at OC Smile. She constantly strives to deliver a super positive dental experience to all our patients. Nicole is a valued member of our dental and oral healthcare team.
Nicole currently resides in Huntington Beach with her fiancé and their two cats, Ryder and Max. When Nicole is not in the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, going on bike rides along the beach, traveling, and being in the outdoors.
Miguel Arambul, RDH
Miguel Arambul is a Southern California native who obtained his Dental Hygiene Degree here in Orange County. He brings to OC Smile a positive attitude and passion for providing exceptional oral healthcare and education. Miguel’s attention to detail and desire to deliver the best care for his patients makes him a valuable member of our dental team.
In his spare time, Miguel likes to volunteer for non-profit organizations such as the Special Olympics, Remote Access Medical, and OC Children’s Health Fair. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and practicing MMA with their four children.
Aurica Brancov, RDH
An Eastern European native, Aurica has vast experiences with the many clinical facets of a dental practice. She started working in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2003. Motivated by a strong desire to make a difference in her patients’ oral health, she advanced her career and became a licensed and registered dental hygienist. She graduated from Cypress College with a Degree in Health Sciences and obtained her Registered Dental Hygiene License in 2017.
“Educating the patients on the importance of oral health and seeing the positive impact this can have in a patient’s life,” is what Aurica enjoys the most about being a valued Registered Dental Hygienist a OC Smile Dental and Orthodontics.
In her spare time, Aurica enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, hiking in the mountains, and traveling.
Denise Najera, RDA, RDH
Denise Najera, RDA, RDH is a Southern California native who’s been in dentistry for over 20 years. She grew up locally in La Mirada and enjoys working close to home where she can serve her friends, family, and neighbors as one of OC Smile’s Registered Dental Hygienists. Denise brings a positive attitude and passion for providing exceptional oral healthcare and education to all her patients at OC Smile. Denise’s prior assisting and dental hygiene experiences bring unique perspectives to her abilities to deliver the best care for her patients. Denise is a cherished member of our dental and oral healthcare team.
When she’s not in the office, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. In her free time, she’s capitalizing on many wonderful benefits SoCal has to offer, including the local mountains, beaches, and nature trails. Some of her favorite hobbies are being active outdoors, playing and watching sports, and attending concerts.
“I look forward to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!” Denise Najera, RDA, RDH