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About Sickkids
About SickKids

David R. Farkouh, BScH (Queen’s), DMD (UBC), MSc (Toronto), FRCD(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Pediatric Dentist

University of Toronto
Clinical Instructor

Phone: 416-813-7433
Fax: 416-813-6375
Email: david.farkouh@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Farkouh has been on staff in the Department of Dentistry at The Hospital for Sick Children since 2004.  After graduating with honours from Queen’s University with a BSc in biology, Dr. Farkouh continued his education at The University of British Columbia where he obtained his DMD in 2000.  That same year, he moved to Toronto where he began his Masters degree and specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Farkouh graduated as a Pediatric Dentist in 2003.  He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr Farkouh is active in both treating patients and teaching at The Hospital for Sick Children.  He has a particular interest in the dental care of medically compromised patients and was on staff at Bloorview Kids Rehab from 2003 to 2008.  Dr Farkouh is the editor in pediatric dentistry for the Oral Health Journal.

On his spare time Dr. Farkouh enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.  He enjoys music, hockey and golf.

Clinical Care Activities

Dr Farkouh is an active member of our staff who teaches both residents and graduate students in pediatric dentistry from The University of Toronto.  Dr Farkouh is involved in the treatment of patients in both the dental clinic and the operating room as well as management and treatment of dental emergencies and trauma.


  • 3M/ESPE prize from the Canadian Academy of Paediatric Dentists for best scientific research study (2002)
  • Member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity
  • British Columbia Society of Pediatric Dentists Prize (2000)
  • Canadian Dental Association President’s Award (2000)
  • Cerum Ortho Organizer’s Prize (1998)


Farkouh DR  How should I safely position young children in the dental chair during oral examinations and treatment?  JCDA 70(8) 558-559, 2004.

Farkouh DR  How should I treat a traumatized, discoloured maxillary primary incisor? JCDA 70(8) 559-560, 2004.

Farkouh, D.R.  How should I treat hypoplastic permanent first molars? JCDA 70(8) 560-561, 2004.

Farkouh, D.R.  What is early childhood caries, and what should I tell the parents of my young patients?  JCDA 70(8) 561-562, 2004.

Farkouh DR, Dentistry chapter in The HSC Handbook of Pediatrics (Tenth Edition), Elsevier Saunders Publishing Company (2003)