Dawson Dental Cambridge
Your Cambridge Dentist
541 Hespeler Road Unit 103
Cambridge, ON N1R 6J2
Office Hours: Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday: 11:00am – 7:00pm, Wednesday: 11:00am – 7:00pm, Thursday: 8:00am – 3:00pm, Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm (1x per month), Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00pm (2x per month)
Our Dentists & Specialists
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 Brampton and Cambridge locations.
Aside from Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Gakhal offers oral conscious sedation, Invisalign Invisible Braces, Dental Implant placement, Healthy Start for children, 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.
Sibo Shen, D.D.S.
Dr. Shen was born in Beijing and grew up in Montreal. She initially studied Occupational Therapy at McGill University, where she excelled in her anatomy course and received the best prosection award. While studying Occupational Therapy, Dr. Shen discovered her career aspirations in dentistry. She then went to pursue a degree in Dentistry at Laval University, Quebec City. As a top-ranked student, she enjoys practicing in a profession that combines her passion for arts and desire to promote dental health to the community. Dr. Shen still reminisces the gratification when her first patient with completed dentures held her hands and greeted her with a warm “thank you”. It was the cheery smile that epitomizes the patient-dentist relationships that Dr. Shen strives to establish. Meticulous and caring, Dr. Shen always puts her patients’ well-being first, and takes her time to explain the therapeutic options and process.
Outside of work, Dr. Shen enjoys many volunteering activities that engage a wide variety of populations from children to the elderly. In her free time, she also enjoys drawing, cooking, and playing a traditional Chinese music instrument called Guzheng.
Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI
Dr. Edward 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.
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.
Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.
Dr. Tejbir Singh, D.D.S.
“Meet Dr. Tejbir Singh. ‘Tej’ for short! Dr. Singh is a graduate of The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After graduating, he spent some time working in California and enjoyed the ocean whenever he could! The family brought him to Canada. His original draw to dentistry was the combination of both science and art. Since then, he has immersed himself in all aspects of dentistry. He is committed to continuing education to provide the greatest health benefit to his patients.
Dr. Singh believes that strong relationships are fundamental to excellent patient care and he is compassionate about providing the highest level of care to each and every patient.
A family man, Dr. Singh is also a husband and father to a beautiful 1yr old boy he calls ‘the best!’ In his free time, Dr. Singh enjoys working out, traveling, listening to music, and spending time with his family.”
Ghassan Omera, D. D. M
Dr. Ghassan Omera completed his dental degree in January 2004, he then moved on to finish his postgraduate studies in Periodontics followed by a Master of Research, both from Lille 2 University in Lille, France.
Dr. Omera’s education and 15 years of experience have prepared him to diagnose and treat complex periodontal cases and to place implants. He is passionate about plastic “gum” surgery and is currently focusing on periodontal cases in his practice.
Dr. Omera holds the Oral Sedation & Nitrous Oxide Sedation Certificate so he is well-equipped to put his more anxious patients at ease.
Dr. Omera enjoys working at Dawson because honesty and patient care are always the team’s top priorities. Not to mention, they have very high standards for sterilization and infection control.
Born in Syria and raised in Morocco, Dr. Omera speaks English, French, and Arabic. He is happily married with 3 children.
Dr. Sam Barkin, Wisdom & Complicated Extractions
Dr. Samson So, DDS
Dr. So is passionate about his profession and teaches professionally at Western University’s School of Dentistry as an adjunct clinical professor.
When it comes to performing oral surgery, Dr. So’s priority is always to ensure patient comfort, which is why he is proud to offer sedation to make the experience as relaxing as possible. He even travels to multiple clinics to provide sedation and treatments.
Dr. So encourages his patients to vocalize their concerns so he can determine how best to alleviate nervousness before beginning any treatment. Open communication is important, especially when a patient is anxious.
Dr. So is fluent in Cantonese.
Dawson Dental Cambridge
Offering emergency dental care in Cambridge seven days a week.
Dawson Dental Centre Cambridge is located at the corner of Hespeler Rd and Sheldon Drive. Our team is committed to providing the Cambridge community with professional dental services in a warm, caring environment.
We are proud to offer early morning, evening, and weekend appointments – yes, even Sunday! to suit your busy schedule and we’ll process your dental insurance claims electronically, when available.
We’ve made our dental clinic warm and inviting for our patients because we want you to feel at home with us. Inside, you’ll find complimentary Wi-Fi, snacks, and beverages in our patient lounge as well as soothing massage chairs! But if you need a little more help feeling relaxed, we’re here for you. Dental fear and anxiety are very common and we’re happy to offer various levels of sedation to suit your needs.
Our team has taken the extra step to ensure that your little ones are comfortable and excited to come to the dentist. Our Dawson Kids program will keep them engaged and entertained throughout their appointment. When a visit to the dentist is relaxing and simple for kids, good oral hygiene habits come easy.
We are accepting new patients, student dental plans, and welcome same-day dental emergencies 7 days a week.
Languages: English, French, and Mandarin
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