North York Dental’s Dr. Eli Shem-Tov and Associates provide North York and the surrounding areas with dental services available for you and your entire family.
Together, with our knowledgeable and caring staff, you will receive stellar individual care for all of your dental health needs. Izzy the Therapy Dog is looking forward to meeting you!
Dr. Shem-Tov was a patient at North York Dental since he was a young boy and was inspired by his childhood dentist, Dr. Tom McKean (past President of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario), to pursue a career in dentistry.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Shem-Tov studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto. In 1988, he entered the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario and received his DDS. He then returned home to North York and became the dentist at his boyhood practice.
Dr. Shem-Tov is currently a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. He has volunteered his dental skills in his travels to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America.
North York Dental has been providing dental services for nearly 30 years. As a former patient, Dr. Shem-Tov knows that many people are looking for a dental professional who can stop their pain, help them maintain their dental health, and advise them when they want to improve their smile. That’s why he’s selected the following professionals to work with him.
Dr. Harakati obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry (B.D.s.) from Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Harakati was born in Vancouver, BC and always had her mindset to come back to Canada to pursue her dental career. After completing all the requirements, she was awarded a general dentist license by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in January 2018. Due to her upbringing, Dr. Harakati is fluent in both Arabic and English.
Dr. Harakati has participated in multiple volunteering opportunities nationally and internationally, some included awareness campaigns to promote good oral and dental health and some were involved in children’s right to play by using sports to aid in empowering kids and youth all around the world to overcome any obstacles. Dr. Harakati believes strongly in implementing oral health education in dental visits.
Dr. Harakati’s view is that dentistry is a partnership between herself and her patients where honest and open communication is key to success and to a pleasant patient experience in the dental office.
Dr. Sam Sharma completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2012 before dedicating his time to advancing his dental skills and building a successful private practice. Born in India, Dr. Sharma immigrated to Canada in 2017, he completed his National Dental Examination Board (NDEB) equivalency in 2019 and started practicing across the GTA in 2020. Dr. Sharma believes it is important to stay updated on the latest research and advances in dentistry.
Dr. Sharma enjoys challenging himself and learning something new every day. He is passionate about oral surgery, focusing on wisdom teeth extractions and Implant dentistry. The attention to detail that Dr. Sharma provides his patients helps with their treatment’s proper planning and execution.
Watching movies and exploring new beaches are Dr. Sharma’s favourite pastimes. Cooking food for his wife is his ideal weekend.
Dr. Sayed N. Hafizi was born in Ottawa and completed his Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. His interest in practicing dentistry was sparked after shadowing Dr. Harle and observing his philanthropic work in the Ottawa Mission. Dr. Hafizi completed his dental training at University College Cork in Ireland. Home is where family is, and Dr. Hafizi returned to Canada to practice in Toronto.
Dr. Hafizi loves challenges as he finds that one learns best in challenging situations. Whether the challenge may arise from the nature of the treatment or other factors, Dr. Hafizi rises to the challenge and provides exceptional treatment. Some of the challenges he has overcome and excelled in include successfully conducting root canal treatment on complicated canals, restoring heavily decayed teeth, and providing dental treatment to anxious patients.
While Dr. Hafizi loves the many branches of dentistry, he is particularly interested in endodontic treatment, anterior fillings, and dental surgery. When he is not with his patients, he spends time with family, travelling, volunteering, working on projects or keeping active.
|Monday||8 am – 7 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am – 5 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am – 7 pm|
|Thursday||8 am – 5 pm|
|Friday||8 am – 1 pm|
|*Saturday||8:30 am – 3 pm|