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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Featured Services

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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. 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.

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