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8 years experience

Location

123Dental
123 Edward Street, Suite 1403
Toronto, Ontario
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm  

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About

Hi, I am Dr. Ali, and I have been practicing dentistry since the year 2000. In that time, I have been able to find a loyal following of patients who appreciate the efficient care, calm and comforting demeanor — and a decent sense of humor I have been able to provide them over the last couple of years! After completing my Dental Degree Program at the University of Toronto, I practiced as an associate dentist in several locations in the Greater Toronto Area before opening 123 Dental in 2016, where I am the Principal Dentist. I welcome patients of all ages to the clinic. I love teaching children how to take care of their teeth and about the importance of good oral hygiene, and I try makes a point to educate all my patients about the best ways to maintain optimal oral health. I have experience dealing with many complex dental procedures and have a special interest in Endodontics, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, and smile makeover procedures.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

We provide high level dental services in a calm and relaxing environment. Our office has flexible working hours and provides variety of dental services. We have special promotions for new patients, families, seniors, students and the patients who work in our neighborhood. We have flexible payment methods like cash, visa, debit and credit, insurance and payment plans.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

Implants Root canal therapy Crowns and caps veneers extractions Fillings braces orthodontics clear aligners dentures and bridges whitening wisdom tooth removal

What are you proud of in your practice?

123 dental provides efficient care and service using state-of-the-art technology. Assisted by a highly trained team, 123 Dental provides the professional dental experience you can count on in a calm and relaxing environment Using the high end technologies . 123 Dental welcomes new patients.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I am very passionate about treating each client specific to their needs, and strive to make a positive impact with each dental treatment

Frequently asked questions

Where is Dr. Ali Tavakoli's office located?

Dr. Ali Tavakoli's office is in Toronto, ON.

What services does Dr. Ali Tavakoli offer?

Dr. Ali Tavakoli offers Bonding, Bridges / Dentures, Cleaning and more. Learn more about Dr. Ali Tavakoli's services on Opencare or book your appointment today.

Education & Certifications

Education
Education
D.D.S
University of toronto
Certification
Certification
NDBC
Jul 25, 2014

Most Helpful Reviews
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  • Reviewed on April 5th, 2022  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Ali and his staff were amazing! There was minimal wait time at his clinic, and the service was top quality. I highly recommend Dr. Ali and his clinic for all your dental needs.
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  • Reviewed on September 10th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    The Dental Hygienist was very helpful and gave me lots of personalized recommendations on how to better take care of my teeth. X-rays and cleaning were painless. Met with the Dentist and they were very friendly.
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  • Reviewed on July 28th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    The staff were super friendly and spent their time with me explaining the procedures specific to this dental office. My hygienist did all the x-rays, check-up and cleaning. I was also given a full understanding on proper oral hygiene that will help with my sensitive gums. Will be going back in 4 months for another cleaning.
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  • Reviewed on June 23rd, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Experience personalized dental care that's approachable, convenient, and focused on you. Dr. Tavakoli is knowledgeable, competent, and has excellent safety protocols in place for COVID-19. If I could - I would have given him more then 5 starts
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  • Reviewed on June 18th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    The doctor seems pretty friendly which made me feel less nervous. The nurse who cleaned my tooth was soooo meticulous and professional. I like the waiting area especially the fish tank.
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  • Reviewed on April 8th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    There is a specified amount of procedures to be done when using Opencare to qualify for the promotion. The total was not cheap closing in on $500 for xrays, full exam and scaling + fluoride however the dental hygeniest Sarah was friendly and great! Appointment was around 1.5hrs, a full hour for scaling. She made the experience enjoyable. Dr. T made a quick appearance to say hello but Sarah was the real star!
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  • Reviewed on March 19th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    The environment is very good, and the fish tank in the waiting area is a good point. Staring at those fish will relieve some anxiety. But that piano may be a display, after all, if it is played, it will cause noise and affect other people on the same floor. I also like the tooth-shaped luminous model in the office area. I stare at it for a long time every time I wait for payment. As for the subsequent treatment process, I think it is still very good. The content and tone of Dr. Ali Tavakoli's speech greatly relieved my fear of drills and needles. He is very skilful, the whole process is smooth, and there is no obvious discomfort at present. I think it would be better if they can explain to me roughly about what will happen before treatment. For example, I didn't know that I had to take anesthetics, so I didn't realize that I was injected with anesthesia until I was injected, and I was not mentally prepared. Very satisfied overall.
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  • Reviewed on March 17th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Always friendly and always explains everything he recommends and answers all questions. Takes the time to check what is covered by insurance and let you know if there are out of pocket expenses. Nothing but good things to say.
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  • Reviewed on November 19th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Ali and his team are very thorough with what they do. Got a complete check up and was informed about teeth grinding issue which no Dentist has ever told me. Kudos to Sarah the hygienist she did an amazing job.
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  • Reviewed on October 12th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Good doctor, quick and painless procedures. The receptionist wasn't that much helpful. In many dental offices they usually take care of finding out information on your insurance and make sure to you know how the payment will be processed, the coverage etc. However she did not get involved in this and left it completely up to me.
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  • Reviewed on March 14th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Tavakoli was very friendly and welcoming. He made conversation with me about school and in general made me feel comfortable! His staff and technicians were also very kind and thorough. Recommend 10/10!
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  • Reviewed on March 10th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Everyone was great at 123Dental! My dental hygienist, Samina, was super helpful, friendly and efficient. She was honest and educated on my dental health a lot! Dr. Ali was also very friendly and helpful when it comes to the examination.
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  • Reviewed on February 28th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    First thing to notice is the customer service: smiling & social people eager to help and assist you with any questions you have! Dental hygienist was sweet and very good at her job. Dentist is funny and most of all, does not recommend anything you don't need (i came in with a questions on a broken permanent retainer and he said i did not need a replacement). Money saved yay! Highly recommended.
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  • Reviewed on February 26th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Great experience at this office! They were extremely professional and kind. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a new dentist. Patak did my cleaning and she was amazing.
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  • Reviewed on February 3rd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I saw Dr. Tavakoli’s colleague in the dental office, Dr. Mojdan. She was wonderful. She was professional and kind, encouraging and efficient. She took care of my full check up, x-rays, cleaning and polishing and restoration of cavities all in one visit
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  • Reviewed on January 31st, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Was not looking forward to finding a new dentist in the city, especially after having a family dentist for the past 20 years. But I was very pleased with my experience here, especially Dr. Ali Tavakoli. He was very friendly and caring, and offered great service.
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  • Reviewed on January 27th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    It was a very good experience. Dr. Ali Tavakoli is one of the best dentists I've ever met. He was really knowledgable and kind. He explained everything in a way that I could understand.
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  • Reviewed on January 2nd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    They were very thorough in checking my teeth and patiently explained what steps I should take next to best care for my dental hygiene. They were very nice and willing to work around my schedule and made me feel very comfortable!
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  • Reviewed on December 17th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Tavakoli and his whole team were fantastic. I was terrified to go to the dentist after 6 years and they were very reassuring. I had 2 cavities and they adjusted my appointment to ensure they’d be dealt with before I left. Overall, the whole experience was great and I will be back soon for a cleaning!
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  • Reviewed on December 12th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    This is literally THE BEST dental clinic I've EVER been to. If you're trying to find a dentist that actually cares about you as a person instead of a walking ATM, this is the place. I cannot say enough good things about all the staff here. They ultimately care about your health and wellbeing and will go above and beyond to make that happen. Samina in particular is an absolute angel. If you can get her to be your dental hygienist I promise you will have the absolute best time. Thank you so much and for showing me what a dental visit should be!
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  • Reviewed on December 5th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very professional and friendly. The treatment was quick. Didn’t add anything extra and is exactly like what he described. Totally worth the extra 10 mins and the cost to get my tooth filling done on the same day
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  • Reviewed on November 23rd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    My experience at the dental clinic was good. I also think that the service was very good and very informative. The dental hygienist took her time to clean my tooth. However, I wish they were able to do direct billing. I had to pay upfront.
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  • Reviewed on November 13th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I had very high expectations for this appointment as there were glowing reviews about this clinic on both Opencare and Google reviews, so I'm really disappointed to be giving a mediocre reciew. First off, it might have been towards the end of the shift or just an off day for the receptionist woman but she was less than warm and almost impatient in processing me both before and after my procedure. The dentist himself left a great first impression and I could see why he was reviewed as very friendly, but when my general cleaning appointment turned into a multi cavity on the spot appointment, I felt a bit rushed into the procedure with the dentist, hygienist and receptionist (who had conveniently calculated my insurance coverage) all in the room waiting for my go ahead. While this could be seen as convenient and accommodating - bypassing the need for another appointment - overall this appointment felt rushed without time to discuss filling options or for me to fully process the overall quoted cost (which was more expensive than I'd have expected!). Dr. Tavakoli was ready to extract the cavities right away and I was given no numbing agent, which made me assume it would be a painless procedure (I also wasn't sure what was standard protocol before cavity drilling). However, upon first drill, I was in enough pain to be sweating, making noises to indicate my discomfort and clenching my fists. Dr. Tavakoli sympathized with my discomfort but reassured me that he had tackled the deepest cavity first and that the rest would be a smoother ride. Trusting him, I didn't ask for numbing agent (as I also have a high pain tolerance). I should have asked. There was no smooth ride - in fact the last cavity hurt the MOST of them all- I was certain my nerve was about to be exposed. The hygienist holding the tool to my tooth to seal the cavity filling also seemed distracted at times, having her aim slip slowly away from the filling it should have been attached to the whole time. Overall, I appreciate how quick the overall procedure was and how Dr. Tavakoli took the time to show me the cavity he had drilled into with a mirror so I could see for myself. He also made sure my bite felt comfortable after the new fillings. However, I felt mislead by the level of pain I experienced, and after having asked friends about their dental costs, the price seems inflated from what they paid elsewhere. I also didn't get any fluoride which I've seen others comment about...not that that would have changed my mind. Afterwards, my teeth were very sensitive for several weeks after. They're ok now, but definitely not the most pleasant experience overall.
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  • Reviewed on November 12th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I had an overall great experience. My appointment was quick, and Dr. Ali and his colleagues were very warm and welcoming. I had a cleaning and filling and my mouth feels great. Would recommend!
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  • Reviewed on October 19th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Everyone was very friendly and professional. The dentist did her job well and I left feeling taken care of. Special shoutout to the receptionist for submitting my benefits claims while I was in the dentist's chair so that I didn't have to submit any claims myself.
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  • Reviewed on October 1st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr Ali was super nice and enthusiastic, he walked me through all my dental X-rays and explained to me what I was looking at. Made me feel very welcome and comfortable. The dental assistant and hygienist were also so friendly and professional. We chatted and I’ve never felt more at home at a dentist office that I did here. Definitely give them a shot, they will exceed your expectations.
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  • Reviewed on September 6th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I had a great experience. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I’m often nervous about going to the dentist, but the environment was so calm and inviting, I had not issues here. Would recommend to everyone!
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  • Reviewed on September 5th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    This was a great experience. Dr. Tavakoli and his staff were lovely, I didn't feel rushed and I was given the time to address all of my questions/concerns. I have already scheduled a future appointment.
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  • Reviewed on August 24th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Great location, easy to check into the appointment and to book future appointments. Didn't have to wait long. Hygienist was quite nice. Reminders by text and email leading up the appointment were also welcome.
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  • Reviewed on August 12th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Ali Tavakoli was very friendly and really cares about his patients. He answered all of my questions clearly and made it a very comfortable experience. Will definitely be going back!
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