Dr. Rafif Tayara

Dr. Rafif Tayara

DDS, CES, Ped. Dent

Dentistry

16 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall

4.96

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4.96

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Thorough knowledge, amazing speed, great experience and terrific treatment. Though my daughter was panicking before seeing the doctor (her first dentist ever) and was scared at the idea, she left the clinic wanting to be a dentist. That’s impressive. “
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Subspecialties

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • General Dentistry
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Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • French
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Registered with

  • Dubai Health Authority: 00189850
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    Practices worked at

    Dr Michael's Childrens Dental Center

    Villa 1020 - Al Wasl Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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    About

    Dr. Rafif Tayara was brought up as a child in Montreal, Canada but from Lebanese origins. She trained in Pediatric Dentistry both at St-Justine Children’s Hospital in Montreal and at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. She is an international speaker and lecturer in Oral Health, as well as the Middle East Ambassador for the Scandinavian company 'Jordan' one of the world's oldest oral healthcare brands.

    Dr. Rafif has lived and worked in Montreal, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai gathering an extensive experience of 16 years in treating children from all walks of life. She had the privilege of treating a huge diversity of healthy and sick kids from all over the world, in different healthcare systems both in private and public settings.

    Coming from a multicultural background, she is fluent in French, English and Arabic. Her passion for languages led her to also study Italian and Portuguese. She says “This brings me closer to my little patients and families who I treat”. 

    Currently Dr. Rafif practices at Dr. Michael's Children's Dental Center, offering high-quality & specialised paediatric dentistry inluding nitrous oxide sedation and Oral Rehabilitation under General Anaesthesia, using the most up to date techniques and most proven behavior management approaches.

    She is also a proud mother of 8 year-old twins. “ I can truly relate to the parental struggles when it comes to raising kids in an expat environment. I enjoy sharing parenting tips with my little patients’ parents on a daily basis” .

    Besides paediatric dentistry, Dr Rafif's passions include dancing and traveling the world whenever she needs a break to change perspectives.

    You can follow her on Instagram @doctortayara to see her daily stories with patients, helping them to have a healthy, happy smile for life.

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    Medical procedures

    • Clean (Teeth)
    • Filling
    • IUD
    • Sedation Dentistry
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    Education

    • 2011, Rotational training program in Pediatric Dentistry. Abu Dhabi Dental Center, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
    • 2010, CSS, Pediatric Dentistry. Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.
    • Saint-Justine’s Children Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    • 2005, DDS. School of Dental Medicine, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

    Member of:

    • American Association of Pediatric Dentistry
    • European Association of Paediatric Dentistry
    • UAE Medical Association
    • Emirates Society of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Society of Lebanese Pediatric Dentists
    • Lebanese Dental Association (LDA)
    • Medical Credentialed Pediatric Dentist, Operation Smile

    Other Achievements:

    • 2014-2016, Editorial Consultant for the Journal of Lebanese Dental Association, 2014-2016
    • 2014, Co-founded the Pediatric Oral Health Education Team in New York City, USA
    • 2007, Academic Excellence Award, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Canada-Lebanon, Montreal, Canada.
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Clean (Teeth)
    12/24
    Pediatric Dentistry
    11/24
    Paediatric Dentistry
    6/24
    Filling
    4/24
    General Dentistry
    4/24
    Tooth Extraction
    4/24
    filling
    3/24
    Dentistry
    2/24
    cavities
    2/24
    Composite (White Filling)
    1/24
    Crowns
    1/24
    Dental Check
    1/24
    Fillings
    1/24
    Oral Medicine
    1/24
    Routine checkup
    1/24
    Special Care Dentistry
    1/24
    cleaning & flouride application
    1/24
    sealant
    1/24
    thumb sucking
    1/24
    x-rays
    1/24
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    Pediatric Dentistry Filling General Dentistry
    Thorough knowledge, amazing speed, great experience and terrific treatment. Though my daughter was panicking before seeing the doctor (her first dentist ever) and was scared at the idea, she left the clinic wanting to be a dentist. That’s impressive.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clean (Teeth) Dental Check
    Dr. Rafif is very patient with my little one, her tone of the voice while speaking to my son is pleasant so he feels comfortable. Taking pictures together, rewarding him each time with certificate, she is absolutely amazing pediatric dentist with an excellent approach. My son loves to see Dr. Rafif every 6 months for check up.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clean (Teeth) General Dentistry
    Simply great
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clean (Teeth)
    Dr. Rafif is the best pediatric dentist. She is very kind and is very sweet with kids. She makes the child feel very safe and comfortable. My son loves her as she made his experience very pleasant. I highly recommend her!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pediatric Dentistry Filling Clean (Teeth)
    Amazing doctor very nice and wonderful with my kids calm and gentle with them , She very good with her work , I had a great experience with her ❤️👌👌👌
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pediatric Dentistry Tooth Extraction Crowns
    Dr. Rafif explained the process for procedure and knows well what needs to be done, excellent experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Filling Pediatric Dentistry Clean (Teeth)
    Amazing experience with Dr Rafif. Super friendly and informative.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pediatric Dentistry Tooth Extraction
    Excellent service as always x
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clean (Teeth) Tooth Extraction Pediatric Dentistry
    My kids loves dr rafif. Nurses are excellent too
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Filling Pediatric Dentistry Clean (Teeth)
    Dr. Rafif is so aaaamaaaazing. They did the filling using laughing gas and it went well, My daughter was very happy with her appointment and can’t wait to come back. Everything was done perfectly from the reception to the nurses. I highly recommend Dr. Rafif Tayara! 😊😊😊👍
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