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. Julia Mulyar, D.D.S

Dr. Mulyar cares for her patients like they’re her own family. Practicing in a small town means that everyone knows each other, and she strives to make every one of her patients happy and healthy. The overall well-being of her patients is just as important as their dental health.

Dr. Mulyar particularly enjoys cosmetic procedures such as veneers, implants, and smile makeovers because of the artistry involved. They allow patients to regain confidence, a youthful appearance, and functionality.

Born in Ukraine, Dr. Mulyar moved to Canada with her family at the age of 7. She stuck around for the seasons – basketball season, construction season, and skiing season. She is fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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

Dr. Karina Roth, DDS, MSc (Endodontics), FRCD(C)

Dr. Roth believes that trust and open communication are the foundation of the patient/provider relationship. She always takes the time to listen to her patients’ needs and concerns before making treatment suggestions. When a patient feels comfortable asking questions and understands their options, it can help alleviate any fear or anxiety.

Dr. Roth is of European and Latin ancestry and speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

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Dr. Heidi Borenstein, Orthodontist

Dr. Heidi Borenstein was born and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. She attended Laurier University where she graduated with her Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. Dr. Borenstein then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University. Upon graduation she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honour society and received multiple awards for academic excellence including acknowledgement from the American Association of Orthodontists. Following this she moved to New York City to pursue her Masters degree in Orthodontics at Columbia University.

Outside the office you can find Dr. Borenstein taking care of her plants, exploring the outdoors, exercising and cooking.

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Dr. Karim Habib, BDs, DDS

Dr. Karim Habib Obtained his DDS degree from the University of Colorado –Denver 2012. He also earned his Bachelor of Dental Science from the School of Dental Medicine-Cairo University in 2006. He spent his General practice residency at Cairo University Hospital in 2007.

He is committed to providing quality comprehensive patient care while maintaining a comfortable environment. He provides all aspects of dentistry including family, gum grafting and moderate sedation. Moderate IV sedation, allows him to practice all aspects of dentistry for patients in a more relaxed state.

Dr. Habib has practiced general dentistry in areas of Barrie, Midland and has been with Dawson dental for a number of years. In his free time, Dr. Habib enjoys reading, playing squash and soccer.

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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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