Meet Your Dentists

Aurora

Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer, DMD

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She completed a one year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and was in a private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada in 2001. She has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Gelfand since that time and is now a full partner at Dawson Dental – Newmarket Davis Dr. & Aurora. Dr. Meyer has been a resident of Newmarket since immigrating to Canada and is married with two children.

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Dr. Meyer continues to focus her career and training on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She helps to ease dental anxiety by offering oral conscious sedation.

“With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted” Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer.

 

Dr. Beatrice Marr, DDS

Dr. Beatrice Marr graduated from the University of Toronto in 1993. She completed a Paediatric Residency at the Hospital for Sick Children where implantology and surgery was her main focus.

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Dr. Marr is passionate about her profession; she loves creating beautiful smiles. Her goal is to utilize incredible technology to provide meticulous workmanship and amazing customer service.

She is committed to creating a comfortable experience for all her patients and aspires to build a trusting relationship with family members of all ages. Dr. Beatrice Marr resides in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

Barrie

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

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He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

He has been performing smile makeovers for local residents and people flying in from all over the world. Many of Toronto’s Models are referred to him by six of the GTA’s leading agencies, and, most importantly, local clients referred by friends, family, and by their family dentists.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

“I believe that a person’s smile impacts their self esteem and confidence. It inspires me to know that I play a role in transforming not only a person’s smile, but also, more importantly, their life.”

Brooklin

Dr. Amira ElMallakh

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Dr. Amira ElMallakh graduated with honours, with a Bachelor of Dental and Oral Medicine from Cairo University in 2003. She completed her internship in 2004 and a one-year residency in Endodontics in 2006. She completed her international dental degree program (NDEB) in Toronto, Ontario and became a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 2014. She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentists, the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association, and the York region Dental Society.

Dr. Amira is committed to creating a comfortable experience for all her patients through gentle care and aspires to build a trusting relationship with family members of all ages. She especially enjoys treating children.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, reading and serving her community through volunteer work.

 

Dr. Adelina Petrova, DDS

Dr. Petrova was born and raised in Bulgaria. She came to Canada in 2002, and attended Universite de Montreal. After she graduated in 2009, earning her Doctorate of Dentistry,  Dr. Petrova practiced Dentistry for four years in Montreal. She is fluent in English, French, and Bulgarian.

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Dr. Petrova offers Oral Sedation to ease patients with dental anxiety. Along with general dentistry, she offers all cosmetic dentistry services including Invisalign braces, dental porcelain veneers and dental implants.

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Dr. Monica Dosanjh, BSc., DMD., MDentSc., Orthodontic Cert.

Dr. Dosanjh graduated dental school in 2007. She received the American Association of Orthodontics Award, along with the most prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award given to recipients who demonstrate technical excellence and exemplary traits in character throughout the 4 years of dental school. After receiving her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, she worked in Whitehorse and Yellowknife as a general dentist. This is where she treated a high volume of otherwise neglected patients and learned how to effectively manage time, diagnose, treat and connect with her patients.

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Following one year as a dentist, she was accepted into one of the most reputable program for orthodontics in the world: University of Connecticut. Dr. Charles Burstone, the world-renowned legend in biomechanics of orthodontics who massively contributed to the body of orthodontic literature, taught Dr. Dosanjh directly.

She was part of the craniofacial team at Yale University, where she treated syndromic and cleft-lip-and-palate patients for several years.

She is passionate about offering her patients the most up-to-date techniques from temporary anchorage devices, to functional appliances that enhance the growth of the jaw, to self-ligating braces.

Dr. Dosanjh was born Toronto and raised in Ajax after her parents immigrated here from Punjab, India. She met her husband, Bryce, in Montreal while he was in medical school. The two of them are foodies at heart; share a passion for traveling and healthy living.

Dr. Dosanjh did her own braces!!! If she can trust herself to treat her own teeth, you can trust her with yours. Visit her website to view before and after photos.

Cambridge

Dr. Rick Gakhal, DMD

Dr. Gakhal graduated from New York University, College of Dentistry in 2006. He was born in Brampton, Ontario and completed his undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Hamilton. He completed a one-year residency at VA Medical Center in Buffalo, New York and moved back to Canada in 2007. He practiced dentistry with Dr. Edward Gelfand in Guelph and is now practicing out of our Cambridge and Toronto Queen St. Dental locations.

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Aside from Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Gakhal offers oral conscious sedation, Invisalign Invisible Braces, Dental Implant placement, restoration and bone grafting.

Rick is married to Rani, a dental hygienist, and they reside in Mississauga. In his spare time he enjoys information technology, science fiction reading, playing hockey, football and basketball.

Guelph On Dawson Road

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

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He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

He has been performing smile makeovers for local residents and people flying in from all over the world. Many of Toronto’s Models are referred to him by six of the GTA’s leading agencies, and, most importantly, local clients referred by friends, family, and by their family dentists.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

“I believe that a person’s smile impacts their self esteem and confidence. It inspires me to know that I play a role in transforming not only a person’s smile, but also, more importantly, their life.”

 

Dr. Michael Nessim, BSc, DMD

Dr. Nessim earned his degree from The TUFTS School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to his doctorate, Dr. Nessim earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo Egypt.

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Dr. Nessim has a diversified scope of clinical background, starting in Egypt where he worked as an associate, following which he started his own practice. Upon completion of his doctorate, he practiced in the United States for one year before moving to Canada and joining the Dawson Dental team in April 2010. He is an Invisalign provider and can provide invisible braces for teens and adults.

He focuses on providing quality comprehensive patient care in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, “everyone should be able to smile confidently” is his motto.

On the personal level Dr. Nessim is most passionate about his family, his wife and son are his key motivators. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming and reading.

Dr. Basma Rassam, DMD

Dr Basma Rassam graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 2004 and has been with Dawson ever since. Dr Rassam is committed to creating a comfortable experience for all her patients through gentle care and aspires to build a trusting relationship with family members of all ages. She especially enjoys treating children.

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In her spare time Dr. Basma Rassam enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. She enjoys listening to music and walking.

Dr. Sinan Hanoudi, DDS

Dr. Sinan Hannoudi joined the Dawson Dental team in 2013. He attended The University of Baghdad – Dental School earning his BDS in 2000. He later graduated from Western University – Canada in 2013, earning his DDS.

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Dr Hannoudi has practiced in three countries. He moved to Dubai in 2005, practiced dentistry there for 6 years before settling in Canada in 2011.

”Treat each and every patient like your mother” is Dr. Hannoudi’s philosophy. He is very gentle and compassionate with his patients. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Hannoudi loves sports, especially swimming, soccer and table tennis. He also likes to spend his time gardening.

Guelph On Gordon Street

Dr. Farhat Khan, DDS

Dr. Farhat Khan graduated from the University of Toronto in June 2008 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She received her Bachelor of Science in 2003 and Masters of Science in 2004. She previously worked in the Dental Emergency Clinic at the University of Toronto.

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She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and has her special way with children. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel, and stay active while spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

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He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

He has been performing smile makeovers for local residents and people flying in from all over the world. Many of Toronto’s Models are referred to him by six of the GTA’s leading agencies, and, most importantly, local clients referred by friends, family, and by their family dentists.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

“I believe that a person’s smile impacts their self esteem and confidence. It inspires me to know that I play a role in transforming not only a person’s smile, but also, more importantly, their life.”

 

Dr. Parisa Eghbalian, DDS

Born and raised in Iran, Dr. Parisa Eghbalian, graduated from Tabriz University of Medical Science in 2001. Prior to immigrating to Canada in 2010, Dr. Parisa worked as an associate for nine years.

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Dr. Parisa continues to focus her career and on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She understands the fear that some patients may experience. Luckily she is able to provide oral conscious sedation to help alleviate anxiety. Dr. Parisa is also fluent in Persian (Farsi). In her spare time, her spare time she enjoys reading and watching movies with her husband and young daughter.

Hanover

Dr. Derek Grundy, DDS, FICOI

Dr Grundy graduated from the University of Toronto school of dentistry in 1983. After serving four years in the Canadian Armed Forces he purchased a dental practice in Hanover.

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Recognizing the need for comfortable dentistry for all his patients and especially those with high fear, Dr. Grundy started offering conscious sedation dentistry in 2002.  In 2008 he started offering moderate IV sedation for patients who may require a deeper level of sedation.  IV sedation has been a huge blessing for patients wishing a deeper level of sedation for implant placement, wisdom teeth and those needing extensive care.

Aside from family and sedation dentistry services, Dr. Grundy provides TMJ treatment and dental implants. Since 2004, he has placed over 500 implants.

Derek has been married this wife Laurie for 31 years. They have 4 children and 5 very special grandchildren who bring them great joy.

Dr. Sahib Maallah, BDS

Dr. Sahib developed his passion for dentistry through early exposure at the dentist. As a teenager with malocclusion, he started visiting the dentist regularly to realign his teeth. This was the starting point for his dental exposure, which inspired him to soon after pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Sahib is known for his gentle touch among his patients through providing oral moderate sedation as he believes that patient’s comfort is of utmost priority.

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“Working in Hanover & Lucknow I have come across very friendly people, this I believe comes with working in a small town.”

If you have dental anxiety, Dr. Sahib suggests early morning appointments as they reduces the chances of you dwelling and worrying about the appointment during the day.

“Try to start with a cleaning first to build rapport & trust with your dental team and then proceed gradually to the more complex treatments. Always ask about oral conscious sedation and inform your dentist of any fear or anxiety so that the dental team will help put you at ease. Establish a STOP sign with your dental team, such as raising a hand. This method will make you feel more in control.”

Dr. Reem Salam, DDS

Dr. Salam’s attitude towards patients is to treat them as if they are part of the family, in other words, it’s always a long term relationship, so providing multiple treatment options and taking the time to explain the pros and cons of each option are paramount before finally aiding them in making an informed decision.

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Dr. Salam was born in Baghdad-Iraq, raised in Malaysia and Dubai, completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates in 2010 after which she migrated to Canada and continued her journey in dentistry with the University of Western Ontario and graduated again with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). She has a passion for education and looking for numerous ways to expand her knowledge base through the technical courses to keep up to date with the latest technologies and medical advancement.

“Working at Grundy Family Dental Care has been an exceptionally pleasant experience mainly due to the efficient, professional and very friendly team, in addition to the fact that treating patients in a town like Hanover makes everyone feel like family.”

Dr. Kal Jumaily, DDS

Dr. Kal Jumaily, completed his undergrad at the University of Toronto and went on to complete his dental educations from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Jumaily worked for one year at the Canadian Forces base in Kingston, before joining our Hanover dental clinic in 2010. He is passionate about making sure patients are comfortable throughout every appointment.

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In his spare time he enjoys staying fit and healthy through a daily workout regimen, as well as spending time with his wife.

King City

Dr. Beatrice Marr, DDS

Dr. Beatrice Marr graduated from the University of Toronto in 1993. She completed a Paediatric Residency at the Hospital for Sick Children where implantology and surgery was her main focus.

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Dr. Marr is passionate about her profession, she loves creating beautiful smiles. She is committed to creating a comfortable experience for all her patients and aspires to build a trusting relationship with family members of all ages. Dr. Beatrice Marr resides in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

Kingston

Dr. Phil du Toit, DDS

Dr. du Toit has been with the practice since 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Western and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1988. He went on to complete his residency 1989. Dr. du Toit has practiced in hospitals in Northern Ontario and St John’s NFLD and worked with Calgary Public Health. His memberships include: ODA, CDA and KDDS.

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Dr. du Toit has a keen interest in music, theatre, movies and martial arts.

Always look on the bright side of life!

Dr. Shandana, DDS

Dr. Shandana brings eleven years of experience in the dental field and a passion for cosmetic and Dental Implant treatment. She came to Canada in 2001 from Pakistan and graduated from the University of Toronto in 2004. She speaks English, Pushto and Urdu, complimenting our already multi-lingual team.

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“I love working in Kingston. It’s my home. I’m very passionate about dentistry, treating every patient on an individual basis and customizing treatment for them. I love to teach patients about their oral health and how to maintain it.” ~ Dr. Shandana

Dr. Adelina Petrova, DDS

Dr. Petrova was born and raised in Bulgaria. She came to Canada in 2002, and attended Universite de Montreal. After she graduated in 2009, earning her Doctorate of Dentistry,  Dr. Petrova practiced Dentistry for four years in Montreal. She is fluent in English, French, and Bulgarian.

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Dr. Petrova offers Oral Sedation to ease patients with dental anxiety. Along with general dentistry, she offers all cosmetic dentistry services including Invisalign braces, dental porcelain veneers and dental implants.

Dr. Janet Chan, DDS

Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Chan moved to Montreal with her family in 1992.

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During her Studies in biology at Concordia University, Dr. Chan was in search of a profession that would combine the dexterity that she developed after years of piano playing and her captivation for the esthetic side of medical sciences. As a result, she got into the dental medicine program at the University of Montreal in 2004 and graduated in 2009. She has been practicing in Montreal since her graduation.  She is fluent in English, French, and Chinese.

She is committed to creating a comfortable experience for all her patients and aspires to build a trusting relationship with family members of all ages.

Kitchener

Dr. Satyen Vyas M.Sc., D.D.S

 

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Dr. Vyas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario in 2006 with distinction. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Biochemistry and his master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Western Ontario.

Aside from general dentistry, Dr. Vyas has been offering Invisalign for close to ten years and placing dental implants for over five. He loves the immediate positive functionality and self-esteem results after treatment and the ability to remove discomfort almost immediately when patients come to him for emergency oral care.  He’s also able to provide oral sedation to patients with mild anxiety.

Ask anyone in the office and they’ll all agree that Dr. Vyas is caring and funny, but most importantly, he listens to patients intently, allowing them to be an integral part of their treatment plan decisions.

“Dawson has always been an office which has been at the forefront of the newest techniques offered in the dental industry. Patients in Kitchener and Waterloo for the most part have always shown an understanding and importance in their dental hygiene/health. Being a part of a community that puts dental health so high has been a very important decision of me working where I do.”~Dr. Vyas

Dr. Alweena Munjal, D.D.S

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Dr. Alweena Munjal graduated with distinction from Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in 2014. Prior to that, she graduated with a Dental Degree from the University of Bombay in 1996 and practicing dentistry at a private practice in Muscat, Sultarate of Oman before immigrating to Canada in 2007.

Dr. Munjal believes in a strong commitment to life long learning, personal reflection and giving back to the community. She is married and has two beautiful children. Her interests include reading, cooking, baking and most importantly – spending quality time with her family.

“Treat each patient like your own family” 

Dr. Ziad Alazawi, D.D.S

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Dr. Ziad Alazawi is a general and cosmetic dentist who’s been practicing for over 20 years. Some of the additional dental services that he offers include: oral sedation, snoring and sleep apnea therapy, smile makeovers and dental implants.

“From the very beginning I demonstrated a keen interest for Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canals and Surgery. I’m working hard to perfect my craft, I constantly pursue training in all aspects of dentistry to provide the highest standards of dental care.”

Dr. Ziad Alazawi is married to a dentist and has two children.

Lucknow

Dr. Shahad Joudah, BDS, NDEB

“I am a dentist with gentle hands. Communicating with my patients and listening to their concerns is my top priority. Dentistry is not a profession to earn money as most people think, its about the happy moments when we combine arts and science to change people’s lives through their smiles.”

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Languages: Arabic, English

Additional Services: Dental Implants, Invisalign Invisible Braces and Oral Sedation

Newmarket Eagle Street

Dr. Volker Stein, DDS

Dr. Volker Stein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1970.

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After a short associateship, Dr. Stein set up his own general practice in Newmarket and was joined in 1972 by Dr. Taylor. During the first 10 years of practice he was active in the local and provincial Dental Society executives. He was a surgical staff member at Southlake Regional Health Centre for 20 years, the last five as chief of Dental Services, department surgery. In 1991 his creative energies were directed to the invention and patenting of the “Omni-Matrix” a disposable retainer used by dentists to help contain and form fillings. More recently, Dr. Stein has designed and patented a toothbrush with integrated pop-up stand, available to the public at HeadsupToothbrush.com Dr. Stein lives in Aurora with his wife Oksana. He has two sons, Alexander and Christian. He enjoys golfing, skiing and reading during leisure time.

Dr. Paul Taylor, BSc, DDS

Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Taylor followed a Chemistry major to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Graduating in 1972, he followed his family roots to Newmarket and joined Dr. Stein in general practice.  He is on the Executive Board of “The Survivors”, a prostate cancer foundation that holds a yearly charity event hosted by the Summit golf course. In his leisure time, Dr. Taylor is an avid golfer and also enjoys skiing and researching his family’s geneology.

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Dr. Amanda Braude, DDS

Dr. Volker Stein and Dr. Paul Taylor are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Amanda Braude to our team at Dawson Dental on Eagle Street. After a lengthy search to fi nd the right candidate, we once again are able to provide dental care in extended evening hours and Saturdays.

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In addition to being in private practice since 2007, Dr. Braude has a great passion for our senior population, providing on-site dental treatment in many local long term care facilities. She is very excited to join our team and provide care to all, and is able to offer all aspects of dental care including Invisalign orthodontics, sedation and laughing gas for apprehensive patients.

Dr. Braude welcomes all new patients, and endeavours to see dental emergencies the same day

Newmarket On Davis Drive

Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer, DMD

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She completed a one year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and was in a private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada in 2001. She has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Gelfand since that time and is now a full partner at Dawson Dental – Newmarket Davis Dr. & Aurora. Dr. Meyer has been a resident of Newmarket since immigrating to Canada and is married with two children.

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Dr. Meyer continues to focus her career and training on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She helps to ease dental anxiety by offering oral conscious sedation.

“With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted” Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer.

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

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He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

He has been performing smile makeovers for local residents and people flying in from all over the world. Many of Toronto’s Models are referred to him by six of the GTA’s leading agencies, and, most importantly, local clients referred by friends, family, and by their family dentists.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

“I believe that a person’s smile impacts their self esteem and confidence. It inspires me to know that I play a role in transforming not only a person’s smile, but also, more importantly, their life.”

Dr. Karim Habib - BDs, DDS

Dr. Karim Habib Obtained his DDS degree from University of Colorado –Denver 2012. He also earned his Bachelor of Dental Science from the School of Dental Medicine-Cairo University in 2006. He spent his General practice residency at Cairo University Hospital in 2007.

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He is committed to providing quality comprehensive patient care while maintaining a comfortable environment. He provides all aspects of dentistry including family, gum grafting and moderate sedation. Moderate IV sedation, allows him to practice all aspects of dentistry for patients in a more relaxed state.

Dr. Habib has practiced general dentistry in areas of Barrie, Midland and has been with Dawson dental for a number of years . In his free time, Dr. Habib enjoys reading, playing squash and soccer.

“Smile to life because you only get to live it once”

 

 

Oshawa

Dr. David Spencer, D.D.S

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Dr. Spencer was born and raised in the UK before emigrating to Canada and obtaining his Dental Qualifications in Toronto.

He has practiced in many regions across Ontario, compiling a portfolio with over 20 years experience in general and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Spencer has placed over 300 dental implants in his career and offers mild to moderate sedation to all patients who have dental anxiety or large treatment.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Spencer on our team to share his knowledge and talents.

 

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

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He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

He has been performing smile makeovers for local residents and people flying in from all over the world. Many of Toronto’s Models are referred to him by six of the GTA’s leading agencies, and, most importantly, local clients referred by friends, family, and by their family dentists.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

“I believe that a person’s smile impacts their self esteem and confidence. It inspires me to know that I play a role in transforming not only a person’s smile, but also, more importantly, their life.”

Scarborough

Dr. Monika Amlani, BSc. DDS

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Dr. Monika Amlani graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2003. She went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from The University of Western Ontario in 2007.

She further completed the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical and Prosthetic Programs and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Amlani enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing quality comprehensive patient care while maintaining a comfortable environment. She provides all aspects of dentistry, including family, cosmetic, and Implant dentistry, gum grafting and moderate sedation. She is also a certified Invisalign provider.

In her free time, Dr. Amlani enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and continuously challenging herself. In 2011 she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, to raise funds and awareness for Focus Humanitarian Assistance.

Dr. Amlani is welcoming new patients.  To connect with her, you can follow her on Twitter @DrMonikaAmlani.

 

Dr. Mark Cohen, BSc, DDS

Dr. Cohen joined the Dawson Dental team in August 2012. In addition to his years of experience he brought his established family practice to Dawson Dental Scarborough, along with his long serving dental team.

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Dr. Cohen graduated from McGill University with both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During his years of dentistry at McGill, Dr. Cohen was active in promoting dental health to the public, lecturing at schools in Montreal, and appearing at career night talks promoting dentistry as a career to graduating high school students.

Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Cohen did a postgraduate rotating Dental Internship at Toronto General Hospital, during which time he was exposed to a tremendously varied dental experience. During that time Dr. Cohen served as a demonstrator at the University of Toronto Shout Clinic, a clinic providing dental services by dental students under supervision of licensed dentists. After completing his internship Dr. Cohen was in private practice, in which he provided cosmetic, restorative, implant services to his patients.

In addition to dentistry, Dr. Cohen has been active in public education, having served as Co Chair and Chair of Parent Councils. Dr. Cohen has five boys and enjoys time with his family. Dr. Cohen is a private pilot holding both Canadian and American airman certificates.

Dr. Ben Shahnazaryan, DS

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Dr. Ben Shahnazaryan graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Yerevan State Medical University. He practiced dentistry in Armenia prior to emigrating to Canada and practicing in Scarborough.

Dr. Shahnazaryan enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing quality comprehensive patient care in a comfortable environment.

He was instrumental in founding the emergency care clinic on Sundays at Dawson. Sunday clinic provides dental hygiene care and emergency services to patients in Scarborough and the GTA.

Dr. Shahnazaryan practices general and cosmetic dentistry including crowns, bridges, restorative, dentures and extractions. He is a life-long student, and also provides orthodontic care though Invisalign technology, implants and Allon4 dental implant treatments.

Dr. Shahnazaryan is fluent in Armenian and Russian, and takes the time to explain, in non-dental language, the care each patient needs before providing treatment. He is kind, caring and knowledgeable in the delivery of dental treatment and takes pride in getting to know each of his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Shahnazaryan enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two sons, and enjoys travelling and experiencing other cultures.

李岱 牙醫 Dr. David Li, DDS

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Dr. David Li received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Faculty of Dentistry at University of Toronto. He also graduated with a dental degree from Peking University School of Dentistry in China over 20 years ago and practised general dentistry in Beijing.

Dr. Li provides a full range of dental treatments to both adults and children including fillings, root canals, surgical extractions, crowns & bridges and dentures.

Dr. Li prides himself on serving his patients with compassion while providing them with high quality treatment. He is a friendly communicator who can relate to patients, and believes dental treatment should be pleasant for both patient and dentist.

As a member of Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Dr. Li is committed to continually upgrading his professional knowledge and educating patients on their oral health.


李岱 牙醫 Dr. David Li Dentist

* 多倫多大學牙學院牙醫學博士 (University of Toronto. DDS)

* 北京大學口腔醫學院牙醫學士 (Peking University. BMD)

* 加拿大安省牙醫協會會員 (Ontario Dental Association. Member)

* 北美全科牙医学會會員(Academy of General Dentistry. Member)

* 安省皇家牙醫學院注冊執業 (RCDSO Registered)

 

全科口腔治療 (Full Service Dentistry)

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Toronto Rosedale

Dr. Naila Ladha, HBSc, DMD, CAGS

Dr. Ladha obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2004. She graduated with a DMD degree from Boston University ‘s Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2008.

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Dr. Ladha is committed to quality patient care with the primary goal of achieving optimal oral health and beauty for all of her patients. She is happy to be working with Dawson Dental Centres where these principles are shared.

Along with general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Ladha offers Invisalign Invisible braces. To connect with Dr. Ladha, you can follow her on Twitter @SmilesbyNaila or on Linked In.

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Dr. Edward Cox, BSc, DDS

Dr. Edward Cox was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Dr. Cox attended the University of Alberta, receiving his Bachelor of Science in 1983 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1985. He then practiced in Ottawa for 11 years before moving to Toronto in 1996. While enjoying all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Cox has a special interest in Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

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He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

He has been performing smile makeovers for local residents and people flying in from all over the world. Many of Toronto’s Models are referred to him by six of the GTA’s leading agencies, and, most importantly, local clients referred by friends, family, and by their family dentists.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

“I believe that a person’s smile impacts their self esteem and confidence. It inspires me to know that I play a role in transforming not only a person’s smile, but also, more importantly, their life.”

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Dr. Alana Drimmer, DDS

Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Drimmer graduated from Western University in 2008. She is passionate about dentistry, specifically restorative and cosmetic cases. She’s an advocate for preventative care to avoid further, more costly treatment down the road and has a keen interest in children.

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“I love the quality of every team member at Dawson from the front desk, to the assistants and hygienists. Everyone is top notch. Most importantly, I love treating patients in the city because I get to meet people from all walks of life. The best part of my job is when I hear patients say,”Wow, dentistry has come a long way.” Discomfort doesn’t have to be part of the process anymore.

Dr. Drimmer is married with two beautiful girls. She recently took up running and just completed the Scotia Bank Waterfront half marathon!

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Toronto Yorkville

Dr. Sol Weiss, DMD

Dr. Sol Weiss is a cosmetic dentist in Toronto. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Dr. Weiss was an Assistant Professor of Dentistry there for two years, working handling challenging cases. He has focused his career on cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.

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Dr. Weiss has made many appearances on Canadian Television, such as Canada’s Next Top Model, Breakfast Television, Cityline, Eye on Toronto, MTV, and many others for live demonstrations of veneering whitening and crowning. Dr. Weiss was a regular guest on the Marilyn Denis show for over 8 years.

 

Waterloo

Dr. Satyen Vyas M.Sc., D.D.S

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Languages: English, Gujarati

Dr. Vyas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario in 2006 with distinction. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Biochemistry and his master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Western Ontario.

Aside from general dentistry, Dr. Vyas has been offering Invisalign for close to ten years and placing dental implants for over five. He loves the immediate positive functionality and self-esteem results after treatment and the ability to remove discomfort almost immediately when patients come to him for emergency oral care.  He’s also able to provide oral sedation to patients with mild anxiety.

Ask anyone in the office and they’ll all agree that Dr. Vyas is caring and funny, but most importantly, he listens to patients intently, allowing them to be an integral part of their treatment plan decisions.

“Dawson has always been an office which has been at the forefront of the newest techniques offered in the dental industry. Patients in Kitchener and Waterloo for the most part have always shown an understanding and importance in their dental hygiene/health. Being a part of a community that puts dental health so high has been a very important decision of me working where I do.”~Dr. Vyas