Your endodontist, Dr. Chafic Safi

Dr. Chafic Safi obtained his DMD from Université de Montréal in 2012. He then completed postgraduate studies in Endodontics and a Master of Science in 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania, a prestigious Ivy League university.

Dr. Safi is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is board eligible for the American Board of Endodontics..
He is a member of several associations, including the Quebec Association of Endodontists and the American Association of Endodontics..

He lectured at the Penn Endo Global Symposium in Philadelphia and Tokyo, at the McGill Endodontics Symposium,, at the Sociéte Dentaire de la Yamaska, and at the annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontics in San Francisco.

He is a faculty member of Real World Endo,, an independent endodontic education and consulting company, and has coauthored several scientific articles and book chapters on endodontics that have been accepted for publication.

Dr. Safi is a Faculty Lecturer at McGill University and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Our technologies

Centre Endodontique Saint-Laurent uses state-of-the-art technologies.

The practice of endodontics requires precision and great attention to detail. Most endodontic procedures are carried out in dark and confined places, and fractions of millimeters can decide the outcome of treatment.

Due to the intricate nature of endodontic treatment, practitioners have always sought to improve their vision of the operating field.

The dental operating microscope has become an integral part of endodontic practice. For both nonsurgical and surgical endodontic therapy it is indispensable for successful treatment.

Besides the obvious benefits of magnified vision and illumination of the operating field, the scientific literature demonstrates better outcomes compared to treatment without the use of a microscope. The dental operating microscope results in superior care for patients and more effective modern endodontic therapy.

Cone beam CT imaging (CBCT) provides the endodontist with essential information for the planning and execution of certain treatments such as apicoectomies (endodontic surgery). Unlike traditional 2-dimensional radiographs, CBCT can differentiate between different types of tissues and provides an accurate 3-dimensional image of the teeth and surrounding structures exactly as they occur in the mouth.

Digital imaging is an excellent alternative to traditional film X-rays. It provides high-quality images for accurate diagnosis using less radiation than film imaging. The image is projected directly on a screen for easy viewing, making it easier to explain the dental problem to the patient.

Digital images can be easily transmitted to other dental professionals, allowing for more efficient communication. Digital imaging is also an environmentally-friendly technology, as it eliminates the need for chemical processing.

To reduce paper consumption, CESL has chosen to digitize all of its patient records. As all patient data is digitized, the information is well organized and easily accessible, making it easy to communicate with other dentists.

Our office

Centre Endodontique Saint-Laurent (CESL) was founded in 2016 by Dr. Chafic Safi. Located close to Highways 13, 15 and 40, the clinic is easily accessible by public transport and commuter train (Bus 128 and Bois-Franc station). Its convenient location allows CESL to serve the population of Saint-Laurent and surrounding areas, including Laval and the West Island.

CESL provides continuing education for dental professionals. The center offers courses and live demonstrations to other dentists and specialists, allowing them to enhance their scientific knowledge and clinical skills in endodontics.