About

North York Dental offers you a variety of services in a comfortable and caring environment.

Why choose North York Dental?

We think that our name says it all.

Our gentle dental team will make your visit as easy and as comfortable as possible by providing a safe, enjoyable environment where you can receive family and cosmetic dental care.

We will emphasize the importance of finding out what your “smile” needs are, while educating you on ways to prevent dental diseases from occurring in the future. This means you will receive personalized attention with procedures that are geared toward protecting your oral health. Our focus is on catching small problems before they become big ones!

We are a family-oriented dental practice that enjoys taking extra time to provide treatment to people of all ages. We believe that communication is key; we try to listen and explain in an easygoing, truthful manner. Whatever your needs, we want to help you maintain a happy smile or create a healthy mouth. We feel that it is important to offer you all of the possible choices and alternatives to keep your smile for life.

Your comfort is our first concern. Our dental team has been uniquely chosen for their genuine caring personalities, sincere and understanding nature, and gentle touch. The atmosphere and ambiance of our office will leave you with a positive dental experience.

We will make every effort to go above and beyond your expectations.

Our Doctors

Dr. Bahar Madani


General Dentist

Dr. Bahar Madani completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology at York University, with a semester abroad studying biotechnology at Dublin City University in Ireland. She obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from McGill University. Born in Iran and raised in Toronto, she is happy to return from Montreal to a dental career in North York where she grew up. She is fluent in English, Farsi, and French, and working on Spanish and Dutch. Her dental philosophy is centred around quality care that relies on patient education, open communication, and empathy. She used these values to provide excellent care for underprivileged patients in Montreal through McGill’s various dental outreach missions. She enjoys working with all patients, especially kids, and uses her gentle personality to help ease dental anxiety.


Dr. Eli Shem-Tov


General Dentist

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. Nada Harakati


General Dentist

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.


Infection Control Methods & Technology

The health and safety of our patients is our #1 priority. We go above and beyond to ensure that our instruments and operatories are disinfected and sterilized according to the RCDSO, CDC guidelines.

Sterilization is a complex process requiring specialized equipment, adequate space, qualified staff and regular monitoring for quality assurance.

We package and seal our instruments then sterilize them in an autoclave using steam under pressure. Biological indicators are used on a daily basis to ensure proper sterilization has been achieved.

Monitors/TVs

There’s no room for guess work! We want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed and educated decisions about you and your family’s oral health. That’s why we provide monitors in every exam and hygiene room. When your doctor is explaining your treatment plan, you’ve got all the facts, backed up by visuals.

Digital X-Rays

We use digital x-ray technology. Not only do the clarity of the images result in a more accurate diagnosis than your typical x-ray, but the images are produced instantly, enabling us to make quicker treatment recommendations. Digital x-rays produce 80% less radiation than your typical x-ray machine.

Laser Gum Recontouring

If you feel like you have a “gummy” smile, or your gums are too low (receding gums), you may be a good candidate for laser gum recontouring. Laser gum recontouring is the process of surgically correcting and reshaping the gums. While this can be considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure, gum surgery is often required as an integral part of various dental surgeries and restorative treatments. Laser gum recontouring is a minor procedure with a typically quick healing time.