Dr. Farrah Awan

2 Years
Experience

Locations

The Richmond Dental Centre
294 Richmond St. East, Suite 101
Toronto, Ontario
Wed 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Biography

Dr. Farrah Awan is dedicated to the oral health and well-being of her patients. She is committed to providing the most cutting-edge and comprehensive care to her patients and does so by offering high quality dental care using the latest technological advancements in the field. Dr. Awan completed her Bachelor of Health Science Honours degree at McMaster University. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Honours degree at University College Cork in Ireland. She continued to advance her skills by completing a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto where she gained advanced training in hospital dentistry at the postdoctoral level. She worked closely with many dental specialists such as, Oral Pathologists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Periodontists and Endodontists. Her training focused on providing comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care to medically compromised patients and those with special needs (both mental and physical). There was a strong emphasis on special needs dentistry and this is where Dr. Awan excelled. She currently holds a Staff position at The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dentistry where she continues to treat patients both in the Dental Clinic and the Operating Room. Dr. Awan firmly believes in providing the best of herself to both her profession and her local community and does so through continuing education and community involvement.

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

- Thorough and comprehensive examination - Patient education- empowering patients with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions with regards to their oral health care - Patient comfort and well being - Emphasis on preventative dentistry During my hospital training, I became acutely aware that I was not only addressing the oral health needs of my patients, but also treating the patient as a whole. Collaborating with dental specialists/medical professionals, as well as the patient is the cornerstone of high quality dental care. I strive to help my patients achieve their oral health goals in a manner that is both conducive to their needs/desires and whole-body health. Empowering patients with the dental knowledge to make informed decisions with regards to their care is of utmost importance. I believe that through extensive treatment planning and patient education, along with a clear artistic vision, my patients and I can use the most advanced technology to customize treatment and create confident smiles and an overall sense of well-being.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, but specifically enjoy providing emergency and comprehensive oral health-care including oral surgery, restorative dentistry (direct restorations or fillings) and addressing acute oral health problems, such as dental trauma.

What are you proud of in your practice?

Providing patient-centered care. The field of dentistry is unlike any other field of medicine in that it is heavily reliant on the patient-dentist relationship. Without a foundation of trust, the journey to establishing ideal oral health cannot be achieved. My patients know that when they are in my chair their health, happiness, and comfort is my top priority. Fostering that relationship and continuing to earn my patients trust through their referral to family and friends is the highest complement and by far my greatest achievement.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

The most enjoyable cases are those in which my patients achieve their individual oral health goals and being the first to witness their reaction- a contagious-heart-warming-bigger-than-life-smile. Having a patient express delight with their dental experience makes any case rewarding, regardless of whether it is a long or short journey.

Offered Services 8 Services

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Crown / Cap Filling Root Canal Tooth Extraction Veneers Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Crown / Cap Filling Root Canal Tooth Extraction Veneers Wisdom Teeth Removal

Languages Spoken

English

Most Helpful Reviews (22)

  • Reviewed on September 14th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Absolutely amazing experience, the staff from reception to hygienist and dentist were incredibly kind and professional. The practice is modern with a great location and awesome amenities (Netflix!). I’ve never had a better experience and I can’t thank the staff enough. If you’re looking for a true professional, who will thuroughly explain your oral health (preventative not reactive!), than this is the place and dentist you need to see!
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  • Reviewed on August 30th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Hadn't been to a dentist in 15 years and was honestly terrified of finally making the leap of seeing a dentist after so long and being berated for not taking care of my dental health. I could not have been more wrong. The whole experience was great (I know, I sound like a lunatic saying that a dentist visit was great). Dr. Farrah Awan was amazing, detail orientated and very kind. Not once did I feel any sort of shame for not seeing a dentist in 15 years, they were just happy that I had finally make the jump to see them. Take care of your teeth people!
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  • Reviewed on August 27th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The staff is amazing and so professional! Found a dentist I’m sticking with
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  • Reviewed on August 24th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very knowledgeable and explained things clearly Made me feel very comfortable
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  • Reviewed on August 22nd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Great facilities, friendly staff, 5/5
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  • Reviewed on August 18th, 2018  •  Verified patient
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  • Reviewed on August 3rd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Super nice, friendly, explained everything in full detail
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  • Reviewed on July 27th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Awan was friendly, comforting, thorough and gentle. All of the traits you want in a dentist!
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  • Reviewed on July 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The team at Richmond Dental were very accommodating and friendly. I'm moving in the near future, so they made sure they prioritized my appointment. Dr. Farrah also took time to walk me through the results of my checkup with clear advice on how to maintain good results.
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  • Reviewed on July 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Farrah is great! She explained everything to me in simple terms and made sure I understood. The staff is very friendly and accommodating!
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  • Reviewed on July 17th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very knowledge and friendly.
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  • Reviewed on July 16th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very knowledgeable and friendly.
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  • Reviewed on July 12th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very kind and friendly staff, clean and professional dental clinic
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  • A wonderful team of dedicated professionals - thorough, professional and pleasant
    Reviewed on July 10th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    My greeting was friendly and the environment was relaxed. There was a sense of a team that is proficient at what they do yet are sensitive to the fact that dental patients are naturally apprehensive. The hygienist was most proficient and the doctor was most informative and helpful. Really feel lucky to have found this group.
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  • Wonderful and friendly staff
    Reviewed on July 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    They really took great care of me considering i am quite nervous about the dentist and hadn't been in awhile. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
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  • The experience was great.
    Reviewed on June 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Everything went well. Everyone was really kind and supportive. Just one suggestion that I have is that it should be clear the amount we are paying before the procedure. It's always a big question mark how much is going to cost each procedure.
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  • Excellent, friendly, professional service in a clean, modern and calming environment
    Reviewed on June 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I arrived a few minutes before my appointment and everything was smooth sailing from there on out. My appointment (for a cleaning and exam) was painless, punctual, and pleasant. The office is small, but clean, quiet, and relaxing. You can barely hear the traffic/downtown noise once inside, even though they're located right on the corner of Richmond and Sherbourne. The equipment and the facilities are modern and state-of-the-art. Everyone from the front receptionist, the hygienist, the woman who took my (digital) x-rays, to Dr. Awan was very professional and friendly. Before every step in my appointment (cleaning, x-rays, exam), each person took the time to explain what they were doing and why. They have large flat screen TV's on the ceiling in each treatment room and hand you the remote control to choose whatever Netflix movie/show you want to watch beforehand. I'm not a nervous "anti-dentite" but I can imagine for people who are, this office would ease their minds completely. It's a very tranquil space surprisingly. It's also very convenient that all I had to do was provide my insurance information and it was processed right away, so that I only had to pay for my portion of the services provided (i.e. no paperwork to submit). That's really helpful considering there are still many dental offices that make the patient pay upfront for all costs first, putting the onus on the patient to submit their claim and paperwork to their insurance provider and having to wait weeks later to get reimbursed. So, all in all, a great experience. I'm happy to call this my new dental office!
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  • Very positive and experience
    Reviewed on June 19th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Everyone at Dr Awan's office were super nice and madee feel comfortable. Dr Awan was patient to explain to me exactly what the action plan for my oral health were to be and answered any questions I had. This location even has TVs attached to the ceiling and you can watch anything on Netflix while you're laying down!
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  • Thorough attention
    Reviewed on April 12th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Explained everything in detail. Comfortable visit.
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  • It was amazing!!!
    Reviewed on April 7th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The doctor and her assistant were so professional, they fixed my broken teeth in a way I will describe it magical! highly recommend them.
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  • Everyone was very friendly
    Reviewed on March 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Clean office, very thorough, TVs on the ceilings which is great. Dr. Awan was very warm and explained things well.
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  • Super friendly and helpful!
    Reviewed on February 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The staff is super friendly and very helpful and the clinic itself is very clean and tidy! Would definitely go back
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