Practising in the heart of Edmonton, we proudly deliver all aspects of dental care to infants, children and teenagers, as well as those of all ages with special needs.

What Makes Us Different?

Just like you, we look at the big picture when it comes to your child. We don’t just want a great first visit or great checkups: we want to make sure your child is on the right path to enjoy a lifetime of great dental health. The professionals at Avenue PD consider all the twists and turns that growing kids face in the development of their oral health — from infancy to young adulthood.

The strength of community is a core value of Avenue PD — after all, as the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. We strive to ensure that your child feels the comfort of our Avenue PD community, and we reach beyond the walls of our clinic to make a difference in the greater Edmonton community.

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The Avenue PD Team

Darsi Perusini BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Dr. Darsi Perusini was raised in Spruce Grove and is a proud Albertan. He is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry and a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Perusini is also an active member of both the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Perusini maintains privileges at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Alberta Hospital Edmonton and the Alberta Surgical Centre. He is also a part-time clinical instructor and lecturer in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Perusini is an alumnus of the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Following dental school, he completed a one-year hospital residency at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital and a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto, which included training at the Hospital for Sick Children. His graduate research was published in the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Perusini’s experience has led him to hold a strong belief: the best pediatric dental care comes from investing in families and children to understand their needs. He works hand in hand with your family to make sure your child will enjoy a lifetime of great dental health.

Newbert the Avenue Bird

newbertNewbert is the proud mascot of Avenue PD. Newbert loves to hang out with Dr. Perusini and all of the fantastic families and children who spend time at Avenue.

Newbert kindly requests families coming down to Avenue PD to please leave any pet cats at home.

Your First Visit

During your initial visit, we will do our very best to make you feel welcome and comfortable. You and your child will have the opportunity to meet the team and to explore our clinic. We will also conduct a dental exam and take any necessary x-rays. Dr. Perusini will then sit down with you to review everything, answering any questions you may have.

Our office feels that it is important to have a positive consultation appointment prior to scheduling any treatment.