Dawson Dental Clinic in Guelph, Dawson Road

Our Guelph North office was the first Dawson Dental Centre to open over 20 years ago on Dawson Road in the Guelph Medical Plaza. Dr. Edward Gelfand has been practicing in Guelph ever since and has brought many new and exciting services to our community.

Our team is very proud to offer some of the newest technology in the industry, all under one roof, which means no outside referrals are necessary. We stand out from the competition by providing a comprehensive range of services such as cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontic treatment. We use state-of-the-art equipment and our team is highly trained in the latest advancements in dentistry.

We strive to provide the highest quality of care and a comfortable customer service experience for our patients. Our services are tailored to each patient’s individual needs, and we are committed to helping you achieve optimal results.

We offer early morning, evening and Saturday appointments and we’ll process your dental insurance claims electronically (direct billing), when available. New patients and same-day dental emergencies are always welcome.

Our commitment to you means that our patients receive the highest standard of care possible. We strive to provide exceptional customer service and we are proud to be your partner in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health. In addition, our knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss the best treatment and payment options for your individual situation.

Upon arriving at our clinic, you will enjoy a cozy and inviting patient lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi and a snack and beverage station. Our massage dental chairs, TV’s in every room, and kid-friendly environment will ensure that both parents and adults enjoy their experience.

We look forward to working with you in helping you achieve the dental care results you deserve.

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Dental Services in Guelph

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Our dental team is devoted to finding the perfect implant solution for you, tailored to your specific needs. We will work with you to customize the implant to suit your existing teeth, and install it to restore your smile. We also give ongoing support and maintenance support to make sure your dental implants are maintained properly. Our team is dedicated to providing superior care to our patients.



At our office, we provide Invisalign clear aligners to give you the smile you desire. These aligners are discreet, detachable, and comfortable, and will move your teeth slowly and carefully into their desired position. We understand that everyone is different, so we create individualized treatment plans to get the most from your Invisalign treatment. Our services allow you to have the perfect smile without the hassle of traditional braces. Our knowledgeable staff is here to work with you and create a plan that suits your individual needs and lifestyle.

Kids Dentistry

Kids Dentistry

At our practice, we understand the importance of maintaining good oral health in children. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality of dental care for kids of all ages and providing advice on the correct techniques of brushing and flossing. We understand that visiting the dentist can be nerve-wracking, so we strive to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for your child’s visit. Our team is friendly and welcoming, making the experience enjoyable and beneficial.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Our team of experienced dentists is devoted to offering superior cosmetic dentistry, from veneers and crowns to bridges, teeth whitening, and beyond. We utilize the latest technology and methods to ensure our patients get optimal results. We focus on keeping our patients comfortable and making their experience as enjoyable as possible. We take great care to keep our facility clean and inviting, and guarantee the highest quality of care with all our cosmetic dentistry services.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

Our team of experienced professionals can help you regain the look of your smile with dental bridges. We will design a false tooth to bridge the gap between two crowns placed on either side of the missing teeth. The crowns will secure the false tooth, creating a natural-looking smile. We provide personalized care from the initial consultation to the placement of your bridges, ensuring you are comfortable every step of the way.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Our clinic is proud to offer tailored porcelain veneers that blend in seamlessly with your teeth for a natural-looking smile. Our porcelain is sturdy and the veneers are applied in a secure manner. We utilize the latest technology for a precise result that you can be proud of. We are dedicated to providing you with the smile you deserve.

Root Canal Treatments

Root Canal Treatments

We know that root canal treatments can be intimidating: that’s why we’re committed to providing high-quality care using some of the most advanced tools and techniques in the industry, making sure you can feel comfortable and safe in achieving your dream results. Our Endodontists are here to help you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to the actual treatment. We also provide follow-up visits and are here to clarify aftercare instructions.

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning

Our team of professional dentists and hygienists use the latest techniques and technology to provide a gentle yet thorough dental cleaning. We will first assess your mouth and teeth to identify any potential problems that should be addressed before the cleaning. Our staff will use a range of tools to clean your teeth effectively and comfortably. At every stage, we will make sure that you are aware of the procedure so that you are relaxed while we work.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

We understand the importance of having a beautiful smile, which is why we are committed to providing our clients with the most modern and advanced services possible. Our highly trained professionals strive to give you a high standard of care, so you can trust that you are receiving optimal services. Our teeth whitening services will help you achieve a brighter, more confident smile and say goodbye to yellow teeth.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

We are committed to making your tooth extraction procedure a pleasant and stress-free process. We will provide you with the all information necessary for you to make an informed decision, and we will do our best to create a comforting and welcoming environment for you to feel at ease throughout your visit.

Our Dentists & Specialists

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. 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.

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. Balsam Fathi, D.D.S., B.D.S.

Dr. Fathi attributes a lot of her success to her trustworthiness and calming personality. She prides herself on being able to make her patients feel relaxed in the chair. For those who require a little extra help, she offers sedation options, such as Nitrous Oxide or “Laughing Gas” to help ease any dental fear or anxiety.

Dr. Fathi is constantly refining and updating her skills and knowledge through continuing dental education in order to provide her patients with the best, most advanced levels of care. She is a passionate provider of all aspects of dentistry for all age groups and especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry because of the increased self-esteem and quality of life it provides. She equally enjoys endodontics, as well as crown and bridge treatments because of how functional and aesthetically pleasing the results can be.

Fluent in English and Arabic, Dr. Fathi graduated from the University of Baghdad and worked as a dentist in both the private and public sectors for over 15 years. Upon moving to Canada, she continued pursuing her passion for dentistry and graduated with a D.D.S. from the University of Alberta where she received The Dr. Maxwell J Lipkind Memorial Scholarship for achieving the highest standards in periodontology.

Dr. Fathi has been happily married for 20 years and has two wonderful children. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys swimming, travelling, and spending time with family.

Dr. Sinan Hannoudi, D.D.S.

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.

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.

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.

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

Dr. Sabharwal, Periodontist

Dr. Sabharwal is our consultant periodontist. He has completed specialty training in Periodontology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Sabharwal is certified as a periodontist by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Sabharwal also works as an educator and researcher at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and has co-authored many publications in national and international journals.
In his spare time, Dr. Sabharwal likes to travel, read, and spend time with his family

Dr. Sam Barkin, Oral surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Types of Dental Care Are the Most Common?

The most common types of dental care include regular check-ups and cleanings, fillings and other types of restorative procedures, crowns, root canals, and dental implants.

How Do I Schedule Regular Check-Ups with My Dentist to Suit My Oral Health?

It is recommended that you visit your dentist for regular check-ups every 6 months. However, depending on your oral health needs, your dentist may suggest more or less frequent check-ups.

At each visit, your dentist will assess the overall health of your teeth, gums and mouth, check for cavities, and provide a thorough cleaning. If needed, your dentist may also recommend additional treatments such as fillings, crowns, or other restorations.

It’s important to keep up with your regular check-ups and dental care in order to maintain a healthy mouth and smile.

Do I Need to Be Visiting the Dentist Regularly?

Yes, it is important to visit the dentist regularly. Regular dental visits help prevent dental problems and keep your teeth and gums healthy. Your dentist can also detect early signs of oral health problems and treat them before they have a chance to become more serious.

It is recommended to visit the dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning.

How Am I Supposed to Find a New Dentist?

To find a new dentist you can rely on for your oral care, consider the following steps:

  1. Ask friends, family, and co-workers for recommendations.
  2. Check online reviews and ratings.
  3. Contact your insurance provider for a list of in-network dentists.
  4. Visit the dentist’s website to learn about their qualifications, services, and patient reviews.
  5. Call the dentist’s office to ask questions and make sure they accept your insurance.
  6. Schedule a consultation appointment to meet with the dentist and discuss your dental needs.

Am I Supposed to Visit the Dentist Even When My Oral Health is Fine?

Yes, you should still visit the dentist even when your oral health is fine. Regular dental visits are important for maintaining good oral health and detecting any potential problems early.

During your visit, your dentist can perform a professional cleaning and provide advice on the best way to take care of your teeth and gums between visits.

Should I Be Taking My Child to a Dentist?

Yes, it is important to take your child to the dentist. Regular dental visits are important for children to help prevent and detect potential dental problems. Your child’s dentist will monitor their oral health and recommend any necessary preventive or restorative treatments that may arise.

How Frequently Should I Be Seeing My Dentist?

It is recommended to visit your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. This helps to ensure that any potential problems are caught early and that your teeth and gums remain healthy.


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