Our Staff

All our professionals at Smith and Smith Smile Studio maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Ozzie E. Smith III, DDS

Dr. Ozzie completed his undergraduate education at Morehouse College where he received his BS in biology. He then went on to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry to pursue his dental degree. Since he graduated from Michigan, Dr. Ozzie has completed numerous continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry, including an Invisalign certification course and the postgraduate program in esthetic dentistry level I at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In addition to esthetic courses, Dr. Ozzie also seeks out classes in other facets of dentistry that allow him to offer a wide range of treatments for his patients including: implant placement and restoration, functional appliance therapy, straightwire orthodontics, and cerec one-visit dentistry. Dr. Ozzie splits his time between his Hyde Park office and his office in the West Loop.  Dr. Ozzie also lectures from time to time on various dental topics to his colleagues.  When Dr. Ozzie is not doing dental work, he enjoys playing music on his bass guitar or tenor saxophone, salsa dancing, as well as playing sports to maintain an active lifestyle. Dr. Ozzie looks forward to seeing you soon so that he can help you to achieve your optimal oral health.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)
  • Chicago Dental Society (CDS)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • International Association of Orthodontics (IAO)


Gargi Bhagavatula, DDS

Dr. Gargi received her dental degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago and then continued to obtain post graduate training at Marquette University by completing the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program.  She is interested in esthetic dentistry and the preservation of tooth form and function.  She strives to deliver personalized care and attention to every patient that she sees.  She stays up to date by taking regular continuing education staying abreast of the latest procedures and techniques.  Most recently, she has begun an extensive continuum in delivering orthodontic care to both pediatric and adult populations.

Dr. Gargi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoys eating at many of Chicago's fine restaurants and loves to travel.  She looks forward to seeing you very soon to help you achieve your optimal smile!




Tosha Coleman, Office Manager
Tosha has been in the field of dentistry for a few years. She started out in medical billing for over 15 years, with the last few years doing both medical and dental, before deciding to make the transition into dentistry full time. It is this extensive knowledge with insurance plans that allows Tosha to assist our patients in achieving the maximum from their benefits. Tosha is standing by waiting to welcome you into the Smith & Smith family.

When Tosha (with an O), is not handling her duties as the office manager she enjoys bowling, going to the movies, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

Bianca Smith, Scheduling and Billing Coordinator

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Yasmian Rahman, RDH  Hygiene Coordinator
Yasmian graduated with her dental hygiene degree from Kennedy-King College @ UIC College of Dentistry in 2009.  She is certified by the Illinois State Dental Licensing Board in the use of local anesthesia. Prior to pursuing her career as a hygienist, she worked in the dental field for four years as a receptionist and dental assistant.

Yasmian focuses on providing the highest standards in quality patient care by utilizing strong interpersonal skills, professional knowledge, innovative dental hygiene products, techniques and treatments. Her professional goal is to keep your smile healthy for as long as possible because a healthy smile relates to a healthy body. After you come in for a visit, you will leave with not only nice clean teeth but also the tools and knowledge you need to keep them healthy until we see you again!

When Yasmian is not doing dental work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling and shopping.  And did I mention shopping :-).

Nadeen Rahman, RDH 

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Iesha Washington, RDH                                                

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Maria Navarro, dental assistant
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Chantel, dental assistant
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Cherisse, Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Cherisse and I'm the newest addition the Smile Studio team.  I work side by side with the doctors and assist in making procedures run smoothly.  One fo the things I enjoy most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient's smile can transform their lives.  In my spare time, I like spending time with my daughters, trying new restaurants, and being outdoors.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!