Our Dentists & Specialists

Satyen Vyas, M.Sc., D.D.S

Dr. Vyas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario in 2006 with distinction. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Biochemistry and his master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Western Ontario.

Aside from general dentistry, Dr. Vyas has been offering Invisalign for close to ten years and placing dental implants for over five. He loves the immediate positive functionality and self-esteem results after treatment and the ability to remove discomfort almost immediately when patients come to him for emergency oral care. He’s also able to provide oral sedation to patients with mild anxiety.

Ask anyone in the office and they’ll all agree that Dr. Vyas is caring and funny, but most importantly, he listens to patients intently, allowing them to be an integral part of their treatment plan decisions.

Dr. Fadi Tatari, DDS

Raised in a family of doctors, Dr. Tatari truly appreciates being the person who can help alleviate pain and make a difference in patients’ lives. He takes great pride in caring for the oral health of families and wants to ensure a positive experience with every visit. Making his patients feel heard is of utmost importance to him.

Dr. Tatari understands that dental visits can be daunting sometimes, which is why he suggests starting with a simple conversation. Whether via phone or Zoom, he will always take the time to address his patients’ concerns before beginning treatment or even before coming in for their first appointment. When patients can openly communicate with their dentist and understand their options, it eliminates the fear of the unknown and makes for a more comfortable experience.

He is most passionate about oral surgery, including implants, as well as comprehensive smile makeovers through Invisalign or restorative dentistry. Dr. Tatari also enjoys treating kids and believes that when a child feels at ease with their dentist, they are more apt to learn and take a key interest in their oral health.

Dr. Tatari is fluent in English, Arabic, and Armenian.

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. Parminder Dulay, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Dulay treats all her patients as if they are members of her family and uses this principle when recommending treatment. She believes most people can keep their teeth for a lifetime and take a conservative approach to attain this.

She is passionate about root canal treatment because it allows patients to keep their teeth and be pain-free. She also enjoys crowns and fillings because even though they are simple, everyday procedures, they can help save a tooth that patients might have thought needed to be pulled.

Dr. Dulay encourages her patients to share their thoughts with her as well as past experiences at the dentist, what worked, what didn’t, so she can understand how to best meet her patients’ individual goals and needs. She believes your dentist should be someone you feel comfortable asking questions to and that you would want to recommend to your friends and family.

Dr. Dulay grew up in Brampton, ON. She attended the University of Michigan for dental school where she met her husband. Together they lived and worked in Denver, CO, before moving back to the GTA to be closer to family in 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and cooking.

Dr. Omera, 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.

Dr. Samson So, DDS

Dr. So is passionate about his profession and teaches professionally at Western University’s School of Dentistry as an adjunct clinical professor.

When it comes to performing oral surgery, Dr. So’s priority is always to ensure patient comfort, which is why he is proud to offer sedation to make the experience as relaxing as possible. He even travels to multiple clinics to provide sedation and treatments.

Dr. So encourages his patients to vocalize their concerns so he can determine how best to alleviate nervousness before beginning any treatment. Open communication is important, especially when a patient is anxious.

Dr. So is fluent in Cantonese.


Dawson Dental Waterloo

Sunday Care Now Available!

Dawson Dental Waterloo is located at Northfield Drive East and King Street North close to Conestoga Mall. We are in the same plaza as Williams Coffee and the Keg, just steps from a city bus stop.

Our lead dentist, Dr. Vyas, has been practicing in the community for over ten years and offers many additional dental services including Invisalign, Teeth-In-A-Day Dental Implants and Sedation options. He also works out of our Kitchener location at 235 Ira Needles Blvd.

We are proud to offer early morning, evening and Saturday appointments to suit your busy schedule. We also offer direct billing insurance and financing options.

Upon arrival at our office, you’ll find complimentary Wi-Fi along with snacks and beverages in our comfortable patient lounge. The TV’s in each of our treatment rooms and our kid’s play area will ensure that both parents and adults enjoy their experience.

Our office welcomes same-day emergencies. We look forward to meeting you!

Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi & Portuguese

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