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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 & specialized pediatric dentistry inluding nitrous oxide sedation and Oral Rehabilitation under General Anesthesia, 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 pediatric 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Dr. Rafif is quick but thorough and makes sure the child receives the necessary treatment. Explains the situation clearly and discusses the treatments plan with the family before and after the session, and gives helpful tips on what to watch out for.
The kids love going to her! She is very patient with them and as their first experience going to a dentist, I would highly say she is the best choice. She made their experience so nice that they get excited for their next appointment! The kids love it when she explains everything she will be doing during the session. As a mom of 3 boys, I would say that my experience with her is amazing too, because I don’t have to worry about convincing my kids to visit the dentist!
Dr. Raffif is amazing! She knows how to put the child and the parent at ease. She is trustworthy and very professional! My 4 children love her!
My kids always enjoy coming to Dr. Rafif! She is amazing with the kids and always professional.
Dr. Rafif leaves an everlasting wonderful great impression on kids, I know it’s been true on my daughter when she’s actually happy when it’s check up time and she’s sad when we leave. Dr. Rafif is friendly, kind and gentle at the same time very professional. We love her
On our first visit Dr Rafif was very approachable and welcoming. She engaged with the girls and made them laugh, which made their first experience very pleasant. In a simple and easy way she explained to them what she was doing. She helped them understand the process as a way to ease the nervousness.
Dr. Rafif has a very special connection with kids in all ages, making them feel at ease and even having fun being at the dentist. The professional treatments offered by Dr. Rafif are second to none. Dr. Rafif keeps the parents in the loop at all times, making it an easy and fun task taking the child to a dentist.
She is honestly the best pediatric dentist ever! Naya loves her and always happy to go visit doctor rafif! She has magic hands to make kids feel comfortable and happy. We are very satisfied everytime we visit.
Very satisfied I had a great experience with dr Rafif. She is extremely professional, very quick and precise at her work. She gave us clear explanation and dealt with my daughter as if she was her daughter. She’s very friendly with kids and knows how to make them feel comfortable and to want to come back again. I highly recommend dr rafif.
Dr. Rafif is so friendly and kind with kids and patient too! She is so good at what she do! My kids love her , she cares alot and checks on the kids even after we go home ❤️ The clinic is soo clean and safe and my kids love the play area In the waiting lobby there its so bright and have fun toys !!!
Hats off to the bestest dentist in town doctor tayara who is also a dear friend of mine 💕💕 Thank you for looking after the snugs today on their check up 🙌🙌 I was scared of the dentist growing up and had a lot of cavities. Giving my ALL to assure my kids have a better experience and you’re key here Rafif ❤️ ... well, you and the chocolate flavoured toothpaste that I also want a tube of please 😅😅
It’s been 2 years we are seeing Dr Rafif. She did wonders with my 2 kids. Very professional and she is the sweetest.