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. Sidney Zucker,

Dr. Jeffrey Mandel, D.D.S.

Dr. Mandel is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and cares not only for his patients’ dental health, but their overall health.

He understands that dental fear or anxiety are completely natural which is why he encourages open communication between himself and his patients to build confidence. Being able to trust your provider is the most important step in overcoming any concerns and getting the necessary treatment. Nobody should ever neglect their health out of fear, and Dr. Mandel will always do everything he can to help make appointments easier and more enjoyable.

Dr. Ziad Azawi, D.D.S.

Dr. Al Azawi brings many years of experience to Dawson Dental. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings around the world and continuously strives to update his knowledge and skills in order to offer the most current, evidence-based treatment to his patients. Dr. Al Azawi will always go above and beyond to ensure the best patient experience.

Through his experience, Dr. Al Azawi has developed a passion for dental surgeries, including implants to restore missing teeth, endodontic treatment to relieve patient discomfort and preserve teeth that would otherwise be extracted, and orthodontic and aesthetic restoration for the increased self-esteem and function they provide to his patients.

Dr. Al Azawi is compassionate and understands that many people have a fear of visiting the dentist. He advises his nervous patients that there options to help ease anxiety and ensure comfort during their appointment. These include various forms of sedation, having a family member or loved-one nearby for comfort, establishing a signal to stop treatment if the patient is suddenly feeling anxious, or even listening to soothing music. He will also take the time to discuss every step of the procedure with his patient before beginning treatment.

What is Dr. Al Azawi’s advice for someone looking for a new dental provider? Find someone who makes you feel comfortable and is willing to answer all your questions. Airing any concerns during your initial meeting will help build a relationship and make future appointments more enjoyable. It will also allow the dentist to tailor your treatment plan based on individual wants and needs.

Fluent in English and Arabic, Dr. Al Azawi was born in Iraq and has been lucky enough to travel the world and live in various countries including Japan, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates before finally settling in Canada. He is happily married with two beautiful children.

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.


Dawson Dental Queen Street, Toronto

Our practice is in the heart of downtown Toronto at the busy intersection of Yonge Street and Queen Street, just steps away from the Eaton Centre, TTC subway, and the PATH network.

As a downtown Toronto dentist, we understand that your time is valuable, which is why we offer flexible appointment times and strive to stay on schedule so your appointment will start and end on time.

You will find complimentary Wi-Fi along with snacks and beverages in our patient lounge.

Drop-in anytime to meet our friendly team – we are always welcoming new smiles!

Languages: English, Albanian, Arabic, Filipino, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Punjabi, Serbian & Urdu

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