Dawson Dental Clinic in Downtown, 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

Welcome to Dawson

We Are Accepting CDCP patients

Dental Services in Downtown, Toronto


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. 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. Navneet Brar, D.D.S.

Dr. Navneet Brar was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Winnipeg and then went on to pursue Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She moved to Toronto, ON shortly after graduating and has been practicing dentistry in Toronto since.

Dr. Brar is passionate about providing the best care for her patients, she strives to involve her patients in their oral care and make them feel comfortable during their dental treatment. Dr. Brar has an interest in continuing education and staying up to date with the latest technology. She looks forward to providing treatment tailored to your needs. 

Dr. Brar loves to volunteer and give back to her community. She was the head of the volunteering committee while in dental school and helped plan events centered around oral health.

During her free time, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, biking and travelling. Be sure to ask Dr. Brar about the 25 plus countries she has had the opportunity to explore!

Dr. Ivan Lo, Orthodontist

Dr. Ivan Lo is a board certified orthodontist born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Lo completed his dental school training at New York University and continued his specialty training in the orthodontics program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Graduating with a Masters of Sciences in Orthodontics degree, Dr. Lo successfully defended his thesis centered on 3D Cone Beam CT analysis on facial asymmetries.

As an orthodontist, Dr. Lo strives to not only straighten teeth but to also build functional and long lasting smiles. Dr. Lo is well versed in orthodontic treatment utilizing braces and Invisalign and is eager to bring his extensive training to serve his community one beautiful smile at a time.


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