In King City, our dedication to providing outstanding care to our youngest residents stands as the foundation of dentistry. Our committed dentists acknowledge the unique needs of children and adolescents, customizing their dental services to ensure a seamless oral health journey from infancy through adolescence.

The heart of dentistry revolves around creating positive experiences that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of dental well-being. Our King City children’s dentists offer a comprehensive range of services, consisting of preventive measures such as regular check-ups and fluoride treatments, as well as solutions for common issues like cavities, orthodontic concerns, and the importance of good oral hygiene.

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Dental Services for Kids

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

  • Convenient Scheduling: We understand the demands of modern life, so we offer flexible hours to make dental appointments convenient for both parents and children.
  • Discovery Chest: After each visit, children have the joy of choosing a surprise from our special discovery chest, adding a delightful and fun element to their visit.
  • Tailored Sports Mouthguards: We provide customized sports mouthguards to protect your child’s smile during physical activities, ensuring their oral safety.

Place your trust in Dawson Dental for comprehensive and child-centred dental care that strives to create a positive and comfortable experience for your little ones in King City.

How Frequently Should Children Have Dental Check-ups?

To ensure children in King City maintain their oral health at its best, it is crucial to schedule regular dental check-ups. Typically, experts recommend that children undergo dental examinations every six months. These routine visits serve a vital purpose, allowing our dentists to closely monitor the development of their teeth and gums.

During these check-ups, early signs of dental issues such as cavities or orthodontic concerns are identified, and essential preventive measures are provided, including thorough cleanings and fluoride treatments.

Nevertheless, the frequency of these examinations may vary according to individual needs and risk factors. Some children residing in King City might require more frequent visits, while others can extend the intervals between their appointments.

Our top priority remains preventing tooth decay, and we are dedicated to educating both children and parents in King City about the importance of proper oral hygiene practices. Our aim is to instill healthy habits from a young age, guaranteeing a lifetime filled with strong, beautiful smiles.An essential component of our strategy for preventing cavities involves the application of dental sealants. These protective coatings serve as a barrier against bacteria and food particles, significantly reducing the risk of cavities, especially in those challenging-to-reach areas within a child’s mouth.

By combining thorough cleanings, patient education, and advanced preventive measures like dental sealants, we are committed to ensuring that every visit to the children’s dentist in King City is a positive and reassuring experience, all while safeguarding their oral health. With Dawson Dental, your child’s precious smile is entrusted to dedicated professionals who are devoted to nurturing and preserving it.

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Dawson Dental: Your Trusted Dental Partner

At Dawson Dental, we take immense pride in our unwavering commitment to the oral health of our young patients. As your trusted King City dentist, we have a profound understanding of the unique needs and concerns of children and their families. Our compassionate team is dedicated to ensuring that every step of your child’s dental journey is truly exceptional.

We offer an extensive range of dental services tailored specifically for children in King City, customizing our care to match their individual oral health requirements. From routine check-ups and thorough cleanings to specialized treatments and cosmetic dentistry, our personalized care is designed to meet your child’s needs throughout every stage of their development.

Our caring and highly-trained dentists create a welcoming and child-friendly atmosphere in King City, ensuring that dental visits are a positive and enjoyable experience. We place a strong emphasis on preventive care, including education on proper oral hygiene practices and the use of dental sealants as a protective measure against cavities.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should my child visit the dentist?

Children should visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings to maintain good oral health.

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.

Will you show my child how to brush their teeth?

Our dentists will demonstrate proper brushing techniques and offer guidance during dental visits.

At what age should my child have their first dental visit?

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

My child grinds their teeth - is this normal?

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is common in children and often resolves on its own. If it persists or causes issues, consult a dentist.

How to access free dental care for children 17 years old and under?

In King City, eligible children may access free dental care through government-sponsored programs like the Healthy Smiles Ontario initiative.

When do kids lose/grow teeth?

Children typically start losing baby teeth around age 6 and continue to grow permanent teeth until around age 12-14.

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.

What should I do if my child has tooth pain?

If your child experiences tooth pain, contact a dentist promptly to assess and address the issue, as it may indicate an underlying problem.

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.