Dawson Dental Clinic in Kingston

Dawson Dental Kingston is located on Queen Street across from the Kingston Commerce Centre. Our dedicated and bilingual Kingston dentists and dental team are committed to the surrounding Petawawa and 1000 island communities.

Dental Emergencies, student plans, and new patients are always welcome. We’re proud to offer early morning, evening, and weekend appointments, as well as direct billing to your insurance and an inviting atmosphere that includes Wi-Fi.

Our Dawson Kids Program helps to keep them engaged and excited about their oral health. When a dental appointment is easy and relaxing for kids, good oral habits come easy.

Languages: English, Pushto, Urdu, Spanish, Greek, Hindi, Gujarati

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Our Dentists & Specialists

Shandana Pervez, D.D.S.

Dr. Pervez brings fifteen 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.

“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. Pervez

Dr. Hari Ikonomou, DDS

Dr. Hari Ikonomou, DDS, is passionate about all facets of dentistry but is dedicated to three core treatments: New Patient Exams, allowing tailored plans for oral health; Root Canals, preserving smiles and preventing infections; and Extractions, vital for severe cases. Patients choose

Dr. Ikonomou for his personalized approach, fostering confidence and trust in their dental journey. He advocates open communication and gradual exposure for overcoming dental fears. When seeking a dentist, Dr. Ikonomou advises finding a match in qualifications and personality, prioritizing a caring and comforting environment. His heritage includes a rich blend of Greek-Canadian values, emphasizing community and inclusivity, further nurturing his passion for helping others.
Dr. Ikonomou is fluent in Greek, Spanish, and English.

Dr. Harsh Vankawala, BDS, CHIM

Dr. Harsh Vankawala is a caring dentist known to his patients as Dr. H or Dr. Hershey and is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. Dr. Vankawala is passionate about three key treatments: root canals, restorations, and surgery.

Root canals are more than just procedures to Dr. Vankawala; they’re about saving teeth and relieving pain. Restorations, whether it’s a crown or cosmetic filling, bring back both function and aesthetics, and nothing brings him more joy than seeing a patient smile confidently after treatment. Surgery, from extracting decayed teeth to removing wisdom teeth, presents challenges that feed his curiosity and drive to make procedures as comfortable as possible for his patients.

Patients choose Dr. Vankawala because of his listening skills and ability to put them at ease. He believes that open and honest communication builds trust and mutual respect, crucial for effective dental care. Dr. Vankawala also is passionate about treating anxious patients, ensuring their comfort throughout procedures with his gentle chair-side manner. As one patient review humorously noted, “Ironically, my dentist’s name is Dr. Harsh, he is anything but.”

Dr. Vankawala’s journey from India to Canada in 2013 was filled with education and adventure, thanks to the support of his close-knit family. Beyond dentistry, he’s a trained meditator, PADI certified diver, avid reader, and music enthusiast. He enjoys outdoor activities like running and swimming, and he cherishes his time with his wife, who works in architecture.

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.


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