Dawson Dental Scarborough
2555 Victoria Park Avenue Suite 12,
Scarborough, ON M1T 1A3
Office Hours: Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm, Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm, Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
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. Mark Cohen, BSc, DDS
Dr. Cohen joined the Dawson Dental team in August 2012. In addition to his years of experience, he brought his established family practice to Dawson Dental Scarborough, along with his long-serving dental team.
Dr. Cohen graduated from McGill University with both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During his years of dentistry at McGill, Dr. Cohen was active in promoting dental health to the public, lecturing at schools in Montreal, and appearing at career night talks promoting dentistry as a career to graduating high school students.
Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Cohen did a postgraduate rotating Dental Internship at Toronto General Hospital, during which time he was exposed to a tremendously varied dental experience. During that time Dr. Cohen served as a demonstrator at the University of Toronto Shout Clinic, a clinic providing dental services by dental students under the supervision of licensed dentists. After completing his internship Dr. Cohen was in private practice, in which he provided cosmetic, restorative, implant services to his patients.
Dr. Ben Shahnazaryan, D.D.S.
Dr. Ben Shahnazaryan graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Yerevan State Medical University. He practiced dentistry in Armenia prior to emigrating to Canada and practicing in Scarborough.
Dr. Shahnazaryan enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing quality comprehensive patient care in a comfortable environment.
He was instrumental in founding the emergency care clinic on Sundays at Dawson’s Scarborough Clinic. Sunday clinic provides dental hygiene care and emergency services to patients in Scarborough and the GTA.
Dr. Shahnazaryan practices general and cosmetic dentistry including crowns, bridges, restorative, dentures and extractions. He is a life-long student, and also provides orthodontic care though Invisalign technology, implants and Allon4 dental implant treatments.
Dr. Shahnazaryan is fluent in Armenian and Russian, and takes the time to explain, in non-dental language, the care each patient needs before providing treatment.
Dr. Steven Starkman, D.D.S.
Dr. Starkman prides himself on being trustworthy and easy to communicate with. He believes that open communication is key to a successful dentist/patient relationship and that every patient deserves a provider who is compassionate and honest, especially when it comes to dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is very common but with Dr. Starkman’s down-to-earth demeanour and a great sense of humor, it’s hard not to feel at ease in his chair.
He always promises to do whatever he can to relieve any discomfort or fear. Whether it’s through dental sedation, or simply explaining a procedure in-depth, making sure the patient feels in control of their appointment is key to a positive experience.
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Starkman has developed a passion for Crown and Bridge procedures.
He is fluent in English, French, and can even order a small coffee (with milk!) in Spanish.
Dr. Jacqueline Wong, DMD
Dr. Wang is passionate about oral surgery, including periodontal surgery, as well as restorative dentistry.
She is very meticulous about the quality of her work and prides herself on her comprehensive treatment planning. Dr. Wang believes that every patient deserves a customized and personalized treatment plan which is why she takes the time to really get to know her patients and understand their goals and needs.
Born in mainland China, Dr. Wang is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin. She completed her post-doctoral residency at the University of Rochester-Eastman Dental in New York.
Dr. Nasser Derakhshan, Periodontist
Dawson Dental Scarborough
Our practice is located right off Highway 401 at Victoria Park Ave in the Starbucks plaza accessible from both Victoria Park Avenue and Esquire Road. It is a quick 12-minute drive from Scarborough town centre. Find us next to Harvey’s and Swiss Chalet.
We are proud to offer early morning, evening, Saturday, and Sunday appointments to suit your busy schedule and we’ll process your dental insurance claims electronically (direct billing).
Upon arrival at our office, you will have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, TVs in every room, and a beverage bar. We offer same-day dental emergencies seven days a week. Student Dental Programs and new patients are always welcome!
Languages: English, Armenian, Dutch, French, Filipino/Tagalog, Iloko, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Sign Language, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu/Hindu
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