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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This was our first visit with Dr Rafif. Our kids actually enjoyed their trip to the dentist so much that they’ve already asked when they can come back. Dr Rafif was extremely kind and patient. At no point did we feel that any unnecessary procedures were pushed. Dr Rafif took her time explaining and making sure the kids and parent felt at ease.
Dr Rafif is caring and professional Pediatric dentist Always jolly
Best expertise, super friendly, personal approach
Mommy and my kids love her in every way.
Very good but very fast.
Dr. Rafif is a great dentist. She is well experienced , knowledgeable and has solutions for patients
Very easy going. Kids friendly. Adjusting. Taking it as slow as needed. Great doctor
She explains everything smoothly and her team make the child at ease and happy to come back!
Super calm and knows her way with kids
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She is an amazing talented doctor
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What are Dr. Rafif Tayara's reviews like?
Dr. Rafif Tayara's overall patient rating is 4.96 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 121 reviews
What languages does Dr. Rafif Tayara speak?
Dr. Rafif Tayara speaks Italian, Portuguese, English, French and Arabic
Where is Dr. Rafif Tayara located?
Dr. Rafif Tayara primarily practices at Dr Michael's Childrens Dental Center, located at Villa 1020 - Al Wasl Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Does Dr. Rafif Tayara accept new patients?
Dr. Rafif Tayara generally accepts new patients.
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