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.

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. 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. Jonathan Tai, B.Sc, D.D.S.

Dr. Tai exudes compassion in his work and understands that for many, visits to the dentist can be overwhelming. With his easy-going, friendly nature, he likes to keep things light-hearted and fun! He truly believes that every experience at the dentist should be a positive one.

He is passionate about Invisalign for its ability to not only straighten teeth and boost confidence but restore function to the bite and preserve teeth in the long run. He also enjoys crown and bridge treatments as well as composite fillings.

Dr. Tai is currently accepting new patients and can’t wait to make your smile goals a reality!

Dr. Theo Katsaros, DDS, MSD, FRCD(C), Periodontist

Dr. Theo has a unique background with experience as a military dentist practicing in military hospitals, and private practice as a general dentist. Furthermore, his academic experience gives a unique perspective on the specialty of periodontics and patient care. He has conducted clinical research in the field of periodontal surgery and alveolar bone regeneration.

Dr. Theo strives to provide each patient with a comfortable experience and a treatment plan tailored to their specific goals and needs.

Dr. Sam Barkin, Oral surgeon

Dr. Ryan Margel, Endo Cert, FRCDC, DMD, MSc

Dr. Margel strives to provide a positive patient experience and the highest quality of care.

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Margel graduated with distinction from York University. In 2009, he obtained his dental degree from The University of Pennsylvania. He then went on to work as a general dentist for two years prior to embarking on a two-year specialty program in Endodontics.

He is particularly passionate about non-surgical root canal treatments as it is the most common treatment within the specialty. He also enjoys non-surgical root canal retreatments and surgical endodontic treatments.

In his spare time, he enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with his two daughters.

 

Dawson Dental Guelph On Gordon Street

Dawson Dental Guelph South is located in the steadily growing south end of Guelph on Gordon Street near Harvard Road. We are a prime location for university students and new families moving into the area. Our location has plenty of free parking and is just steps from a city bus stop.

Our newly renovated and modern practice is proud to offer early morning, evening and weekend appointments to suit your busy schedule and we’ll bill your dental insurance electronically with direct billing, when available.

In-office, you’ll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, a beverage bar in our patient lounge, TV’s in every room, relaxing waterfall features, and a kid-friendly environment.

Same-day emergencies are always welcome!

Languages:  English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian & Spanish

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