In the town of Aurora, our dedication to providing exceptional care to our little residents lies at the core of dentistry. Our devoted dental professionals are experts in the unique requirements of children and adolescents. They tailor their dental services to ensure a seamless journey towards achieving optimal oral health from infancy through adolescence.

Dentistry revolves around crafting positive experiences that serve as the foundation for a lifetime of dental well-being. Our Aurora-based children’s dentists offer a comprehensive range of services, consisting of preventive measures like regular check-ups and fluoride treatments, as well as solutions for common issues such as cavities, orthodontic concerns, and the significance of maintaining excellent oral hygiene.

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Dental Services Catered to Children

At Dawson Dental, we go the extra mile to ensure that your child’s dental experience in Aurora is stress-free and enjoyable. Here’s how we prioritize your child’s comfort and safety:

  • Convenient Appointment Scheduling: We understand the demands of busy lives and, as such, offer flexible hours to make dental visits hassle-free for both parents and children.
  • Surprises Await: Following each appointment, children have the delightful opportunity to select a surprise from our special treasure chest, adding a fun and exciting element to their visit.
  • Tailored Sports Mouthguards: We provide custom-made sports mouthguards designed to safeguard your child’s smile during physical activities, ensuring their oral safety.

Place your trust in Dawson Dental for comprehensive and child-centric dental care. Our aim is to create a positive and comfortable experience for your little ones.

How Often Should Children Undergo Dental Check-ups?

To ensure children in Aurora enjoy the best possible oral health, regular dental check-ups are essential. Typically, it is recommended that children undergo dental examinations every six months. These routine visits allow our team of dentists to closely monitor the development of their teeth and gums, detect early signs of dental issues such as cavities or orthodontic concerns, and provide essential preventive care, including cleanings and fluoride treatments.

Nevertheless, the frequency of these examinations may vary depending on individual needs and risk factors. Some children in Aurora may require more frequent visits, while others may have the flexibility to extend the intervals between appointments.

Our top priority is preventing tooth decay, and we take the time to educate both children and their parents about the importance of proper oral hygiene practices. Our goal is to instill healthy habits from a young age, ensuring a lifetime filled with strong and beautiful smiles.

An essential aspect of our strategy for cavity prevention involves using dental sealants. These protective coatings serve as barriers against bacteria and food particles, significantly reducing the risk of cavities in those hard-to-reach areas of a child’s mouth.

We are dedicated to making every visit to the children’s dentist in Aurora a positive experience by combining thorough cleanings, patient education, and advanced preventive measures like dental sealants. At Dawson Dental, your child’s precious smile is entrusted to dedicated professionals who are committed to nurturing and preserving it.

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Dawson Dental: Your Trusted Dental Partner

At Dawson Dental, we take immense pride in our commitment to the oral health of our young patients. As your trusted dentist in Aurora, we fully understand the unique needs and concerns of children and their families. Our compassionate team is here to ensure that your child’s dental experience is exceptional in every way.

We provide a comprehensive range of dental services for kids in Aurora, all tailored to cater to children’s oral health. From routine check-ups and cleanings to specialized treatments and cosmetic dentistry, we offer personalized care at every stage of development.

Our caring and highly-trained dentists create a welcoming and child-friendly environment, ensuring that dental visits are a positive experience. We prioritize preventative care, including education on proper oral hygiene practices and the use of dental sealants to protect against cavities.

Rest assured, at Dawson Dental, your child’s smile is in the capable and caring hands of experts who are committed to excellence in children’s oral healthcare.

Frequently Asked Questions

What toothpaste should my child be using and how much?

Use fluoride toothpaste in a pea-sized amount for children aged 3-6 and a slightly larger amount for children aged 6 and older.

Why is juice harmful to my child`s teeth?

Fruit juices are high in sugar and acid, which can lead to tooth decay. Limit juice consumption and promote water as a healthier alternative.

How can I prevent cavities in my child`s teeth?

Prevent cavities by promoting good oral hygiene, limiting sugary foods and drinks, and ensuring regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Can a loose tooth make a child sick?

While rare, if a loose tooth becomes infected, it could lead to illness. Prompt dental attention is crucial.

What happens if a child doesn`t brush their teeth?

Failure to brush can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Regular brushing is essential.

How can I fix my teeth if I don`t have money?

Explore low-cost dental clinics, government assistance programs, and dental schools for affordable dental care options in Aurora.

Should a 3-year-old go to the dentist?

It’s recommended that children have their first dental visit by age 1 or within six months of their first tooth eruption.

How often should you go to the dentist?

For optimal oral health, adults should visit the dentist every six months. Children should follow a similar schedule.

When should I take my baby to the dentist in Canada?

The first dental visit is recommended by age 1 or within six months of the first tooth eruption for children.

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. Jo-Anne Meyer, DMD

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She completed a one year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and was in a private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada in 2001. She has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Gelfand since that time and is now a full partner at Dawson Dental – Newmarket Davis Dr. & Aurora. Dr. Meyer has been a resident of Newmarket since immigrating to Canada and is married with two children.

Dr. Meyer continues to focus her career and training on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She helps to ease dental anxiety by offering oral conscious sedation.

“With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted” Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer.

Dr. Mark Sokalsky, DDS

Dr. Sokalsky brings many years of experience to his patients. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry.

Dr. Sokalsky believes that achieving optimal oral health is a team effort between provider and patient, which is why he takes his time to walk his patients through their treatment options and their relation to overall health. He understands that dental appointments are not easy for everyone, but he is always willing to move at a pace that is most comfortable for the patient.

In his free time, Dr. Sokalsky enjoys playing golf, baseball, and pickleball, as well as spending time with his two sons and grandsons.

Dr. Eric Sade, Periodontist

Dr. Sade obtained his degree in dentistry from the University of Toronto and completed a 3-year full time residency program in periodontics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He currently maintains his private practice in Toronto.

Dr. Sade has joined with Dawson Dental to provide his expertise in the area of periodontics to patients who demonstrate the need for more advanced periodontal therapy.

Dr. Volker Stein, D.D.S.

Dr. Volker Stein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1970. After a short associateship, Dr. Stein set up his own general practice in Newmarket and was joined in 1972 by Dr. Taylor. During the first 10 years of practice he was active in the local and provincial Dental Society executives. He was a surgical staff member at Southlake Regional Health Centre for 20 years, the last five as Chief of Dental Services, Surgery.

In 1991 his creative energies were directed to the invention and patenting of the “Omni-Matrix” a disposable retainer used by dentists to help contain and form fillings. More recently, Dr. Stein has designed and patented a toothbrush with integrated pop-up stand, available to the public at Dr. Stein lives in Aurora with his wife Oksana. He has two sons, Alexander and Christian. He enjoys golfing, skiing and reading during leisure time.

Dr. Amanda Braude, DDS

Dr. Amanda Braude has been in private practice since 2007 and offers all aspects of dental care including general dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, Lumineers, and sedation and laughing gas for apprehensive patients. She also provides our patients with extended evening hours and Saturdays.

Dr. Braude enjoys working with children and seeing them smile after their first dental visit. She also has a great passion for our senior population, providing on-site dental treatment for many local long-term care facilities.

Dr. Braude was born in Sudbury but moved to the GTA as a teenager. She currently lives in Maple with her husband and two young boys.

Dr. James Nguyen , BSc. MSc., MBA., DDS

Dr. James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Orthodontics. Through the diversity of patients (ages 5 to 70+ years old) and complexity of orthodontic cases, Dr. James delivers exceptional orthodontic care to any patient seeking traditional (metal) or invisible braces.

He is family oriented and treats every patient like they are his own family member. He greatly enjoys discussing treatment options to ensure his patients are comfortable and informed. Building trust is a key ingredient to building a successful provider/patient relationship. Whether they have questions before, during, or after treatment, he makes sure his patients know that he is there for them every step of the way.

Dr. James graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Toronto (U of T). His dedication to academic and clinical excellence is reflected in his 4 degrees from U of T. Dr. James is currently teaching at the faculty and continues to treat patients across Ontario and other provinces.

Dr. James shares two daughters, Belle and Kate, with his lovely wife Till. Having little ones allows Dr. James to truly relate to the joys and challenges that parents go through each day. Spending time with his girls is what he loves doing most outside of work.