Specialized Dental Care

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are dental specialists with additional training to manage your child’s oral health. 

We are Proud of OUr Specialty

There are nine nationally recognized dental specialties in Canada. Pediatric dentistry is one of those specialties. A pediatric dentist has additional training, typically two to three years following dental school, in the primary and comprehensive dental management of children’s oral health from birth to young adulthood. In essence, pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. In Canada, pediatric dentists are also trained to treat individuals of all ages with special healthcare needs.

Dr. Perusini's Story

Dr. Perusini chose to pursue pediatric dentistry in his third year of dental school. He was inspired by one of his mentors, Dr. Dennis Bedard, who was one of Edmonton’s first pediatric dentists. In 2009, Darsi moved to Toronto to complete a general practice residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. During this time, he gained invaluable experience in special care dentistry, emergency dentistry and oral surgery. From here, he completed a three year residency and master’s degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Toronto. He spent a good amount of time at the Hospital for Sick Children, one of Canada’s largest teaching hospitals.

Schedule an appointment with us today for a beautiful, healthy smile.

Come Find Us

Conveniently located in the heart of Edmonton, Avenue Pediatric Dentistry proudly delivers all aspects of dental care to infants, children and teenagers, as well as those of all ages with special needs.


Tel: 780-428-7761
Fax: 780-428-1032
Email: [email protected]


Monday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Tuesday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Wednesday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Thursday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Friday 7:30a.m.–2:30p.m.