Dr. Rafif Tayara

DDS, CES, Ped. Dent
Specialist Pediatric Dentist, Canada
Children's Dental Center, Dubai

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

Professional Information

Brought up as a child in Montreal (Canada) but from Lebanese origins, Dr Tayara trained in Pediatric Dentistry both at St-Justine Children’s Hospital in Montreal and at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.

She’s an international Oral Health Speaker and lecturer, as well as the Middle East Ambassador for one of the oldest oral healthcare Scandinavian brand Jordan.

She lived and worked in Montreal, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai and gathered an extensive experience of 16 years in treating children from all roads 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 and private and public settings.

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

She currently practices at Dr. Michael’s Children Center, offering quality specialized pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, and Oral Rehabilitation under General Anesthesia, using the most updated techniques and most proven behavior management approaches.

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

Besides pediatric dentistry, her passion includes dancing and traveling the world whenever she needs a break to change perspectives.

Follow her on Instagram @doctortayara to see her day-to-day stories with patients, helping them have a healthy happy smile for life.

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Lectures, Research & Publications

  • Importance of Perinatal oral health and the role of physicians: Beautiful Smiles training program, published and given in association with the family medicine department / Pr. Mohamud Verjee, Cornell University, Qatar, 20th May 2017, at the Primary healthcare corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Dental Trauma: Lecture at Qatar Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference / Sidra Hospital, Qatar, 7th – 8th January 2017
  • Oral Health Module Advisor, Healthy Generation Program, Generation Amazing, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Doha, Qatar, November 2016
  • IPE: An initiative to introduce oral health to senior medical students at WCM-Q; Mohamud A. Verjee, MD, CCFP, FCFP – Family Physician & Rafif Tayara, DDS, CSS – Pediatric Medical Dentist, 1st Middle eastern conference on Interprofessional Education, Qatar University, December 2015
  • Essentials of Pediatric Oral Health procedures: Pre-conference course AEEDC 2015, Dubai, UAE
  • Current techniques in Pediatric dentistry: A practical course: A full-day pediatric dentistry course given on 2nd February 2014, during the DWDM – Dubai World Dental Meeting, Dubai, UAE
  • Zirconia crowns in pediatric dentistry, AEEDC, Dubai, 6th February 2014
  • Challenges in pediatric oral healthcare, AEEDC, Dubai, 5th February 2014
  • R. Tayara. Tooth talk for diabetic children. Dialeb 2013
  • R. Tayara. Psychological management of children and young adolescents. Speaker at the scientific dental conferences – November 2011, accredited by HAAD (Health Authority of Abu Dhabi), Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, UAE
  • R. Tayara. Management of epileptic children in pediatric dentistry. Speaker at the scientific dental conferences – June 2011, accredited by HAAD (Health Authority of Abu Dhabi), Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, UAE
  • R. Tayara. Management of epileptic children in pediatric dentistry. Speaker at the Beirut International Dental Meeting – September 2010, Beirut, Lebanon
  • R. Tayara, H. Buithieu. Infectious Endocarditis: Guilty or Not? Poster presentation presented at the Annual Congress of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, May 2007, San Antonio, Texas, USA