Dr. Mark Safari, North York Dentist

Dr. Mark Safari

Dr. Mark Safari has been a practicing dentist since 1994 when he first received  his doctorate of dental surgery. He is also a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Of course, these are the types of credentials that speak of confidence and compassion. They tell every patient who comes through our doors here is a professional who is experienced and thorough.

He is a fine example of what we call our “North York doctors that care” philosophy. After even a short conversation with him, our patients understand how dedicated he is to being proactive and helping them avoid dental issues. The doctor is well-versed in all of the latest advancements and technologies in the dental field. When you come in to see us, you can rest assured that your dental health and well-being is in experienced hands. Our main goal is always prevention. We can not emphasize enough on the importance of prevention however once it comes to treatment our experienced team would give all of its knowledge to take care of you.

Dr. Safari opened his first dental practice in 2001. Since then he’s expanded to use his expertise across several different locations in the Toronto area. Dr. Safari prides himself on an array of comprehensive dental services that include but are not limited to: Implant dentistry, periodontal services, kids dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, full mouth reconstruction as well as helping patients with sleep apnea issues. On a personal level, Dr. Safari enjoys spending time with his family. In fact, his son and daughter have both followed in his path of Dentistry.

Dr. Safari is a lover of nature. He enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, boating and gardening.

Dr. Glen Pelletier

With over 30 years of experience in general dentistry and a graduate of University of Toronto, Dr. Glen Pelletier prides himself in taking the time to understand each and every patient’s concerns. His patience and kindness that he exhibits toward our staff and our clients makes everyone feel calm and taken care of.

Dr. Pelletier’s has quite a following in the office because of his exemplary skills in general dentistry which benefit all ages across the spectrum, from small children to all ages. In his spare time, Dr. Pelletier keeps busy with his wife and three children. He enjoys, reading, biking and spending time with his family.

Dr. John Pearlstein

Dr. John Pearlstein

Dr. John Pearlstein graduated from the University of Toronto in 1962 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. In the same year, he opened his own dental practice which he would maintain for the next 49 years. Dr. Pearlstein has a strong eye for detail, and excels in Prosthodontics, including crowns, bridge-work, and dentures. He truly enjoys the artistic aspect of dentistry, and has been perfecting his craft for over 50 years.

On his spare time, Dr. Pearlstein enjoys golfing, photography, and spending time with his lovely family.

Dr. Faranak Eskandarinazhad

Dr. Faranak EskandarinazhadShe has been a dental professional since 2005. She practiced in Iran for several years before pursuing the specialty program where she graduated with a degree in orthodontics.

She became a member of the Canadian Dental Association and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario after getting her dental board certification in 2017. Her focus is orthodontic and Invisalign treatments.  She loves her profession and her dedication is obvious through sense of care and professionalism.  She loves tennis and outdoor activities.

Her patients always tell us she has an easygoing and carefree demeanor they love. Because Dr. Eskandarinazhad is committed to serving them with the highest caliber of dentistry possible, she values continuing education.

Our dental team is constantly looking for the latest innovations and trends that help make them compassionate professionals you can trust. Our North York doctors are all dedicated to patient care.


dr-parisa-seyed-akhavanDr. Parisa Seyed Akhavan graduated in 1993 as a general dentist in Tehran, Iran. After working as a general dentist for 2 years, she pursued her passion of working with children by obtaining her specialty in Pediatric dentistry from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1998. She was a university faculty member first as an instructor and later as an assistant professor, working with many graduate and post graduate university students in the past 20 years.

Dr. Parisa took a complementary academic fellowship course in “Hospital Dentistry” at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. She worked with numerous young children and children with special needs under sedation and general anesthesia.

She used to operate her own private practice for about 18 years in Tehran, Iran. After moving to Canada, she successfully completed the equivalency process of the National Dental Examination Board to get certified as a dentist in Canada.

Dr. Parisa is a proud member of Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, and Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Currently, Dr. Parisa works as an associate dentist with practice limited to pediatric patients.

Dr. Parisa has a strong emphasis on preventive oral health and her goal is achieving a positive experience with children. In her spare time Dr. Parisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, swimming and traveling.

Dr. Derek Chen B.D.S

Dr. Derek Chen obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Australia. After working in the sunny beaches in Sydney and Newcastle, he relocated to Toronto, Canada in 2021 to be with his fiancé. Dr. Chen is fluent in English, Mandarin and can understand Cantonese.


Patients of all ages and needs often enjoy seeing Derek for his gentle and calming manner, and patience while delivering a comfortable experience in the chair. He is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, from preventative care, restoring and retaining teeth, through to cosmetic dentistry and crowns.


In his free time, Derek enjoys baking bread, running, swimming and is always looking for an excuse to get out for landscape and film photography.