Community Care Program

Helping to restore lives – one smile at a time.

2009 2010 2011 2012 - 2013 - 2014

People going through a rough period in their lives, or needing assistance getting back on their feet, now have an opportunity to improve their lives through Dawson’s new dental care program. Initiated for patients who cannot afford the services they need, general dental services along with some cosmetic treatments are provided through the program.

“Dawson Dental Centre is very much a community-based business,” explains owner and founder Dr. Edward Gelfand. “We take a holistic approach to our patient’s dental needs, from preventative and general dental care, to esthetics and functionality. Through the years we have seen how an enhanced and healthy smile improves one’s self esteem and confidence and contributes to overall good health. The Community Care Dental Program will allow us to make these benefits available for those in need regardless of their financial circumstances.”



Founder of Dawson Dental Centres, Dr. Gelfand discusses his mission to Haiti. He performed dental services for those in need and trained a local man how to continue some of his work.



Dawson Dental Community Care Program 2012

free sport guard clinic for kids who can't afford to play hockeySports Guard Clinic Sept 25th, and 27th, 2012 at Moss Park Arena, 140 Sherbourne Street Toronto.

150 Free Sports Guards given to children who can’t afford to play hockey. These children play hockey at no charge, Moss Park is the only arena in Toronto that offers this to children up to age 14. Helping keep kids off the street.




Z103.5 FM and Magic 106.1 FM join Dawson Dental in giving away two $10,000 smile makeovers.


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Click here to select the level of FREE services you wish Dr.Gelfand and his team to provide.


Dawson Dental sponsors Harmony Brubacher’s wish with The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Harmony is a twelve year old patient diagnosed with oral cancer at the Dawson Dental Guelph North location and is happily continuing on with a happy childhood thanks to an early diagnosis.

“Just read about the donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation.  I want to extend my thanks to you.  Next Saturday, my grandson and his family are flying to Florida to go to Disney World.  He is thrilled beyond words and the trip is courtesy of the Make a Wish Foundation.  He has had a grueling three years of chemotherapy and this is a wonderful break from hospitals and needles.  Your contributions will make similar trips possible for other children.  So, from the bottom of my heart…..thank you.”

Wendy ~ Dawson Dental Patient
Free dentistry provided to families supported by community shelters in Durham, York Region and the Tri-City area.

Dr. Gelfand and his office team have recently provided two days of free dental care to residents in shelters in the region. “Women and children in shelters are in a period of major transition,” said Dr. Gelfand. “With so much upheaval in their lives, often their dental needs are overlooked and the benefits of good oral care aren’t realized. If Dawson assists even one person in moving on with their lives through improved confidence and health, our program will be considered a success.”