About the Team

dr Finlay

Dionne J. Finlay, D.D.S.
President/Pediatric Dentist

Dionne J. Finlay, D.D.S. received her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Following graduation, she completed a two-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry from the college.

Dr. Finlay's post-graduate training includes rotations at Bellevue and Lutheran Hospitals, NYU Medical Center and the Rose F. Kennedy Dental Center. 

Her list of honors includes the Bernard P. Tillis Award for Excellence in Dental Journalism, the NYU Alumnae Key Pin Award for Outstanding Achievement and an Outstanding Academic Achievement and Service to the Community Award from the NYU Association of Black Faculty, Administrators and Staff.

She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists, a member of the American Dental Association, the Bronx County Dental Society, the National Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Academy of Women Dentists.

In her spare time, Dr. Finlay participates in international outreaches. She is the mother of one son, who is a graduate of NYU's College of Arts and Sciences.

Laurence Hyacinthe, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

Laurence Hyacinthe, DMD, better known as Dr. Laurie, was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. After graduatingfrom the dental school at McGill University,she moved to New York City to complete a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. During that year, she traveled to Guatemala to participate in an outreach program, where she treated mainly children, in an isolated and impoverished native village. This experience was aturning point in her career; since it was there that she first considered becoming a Pediatric Dentist.

Dr. Laurie completed her Pediatric Dental Residency at Lutheran Medical Center but instead of starting to work right away, she decided to continue her training in Dental Anesthesiology, in order to offer comprehensive dental care to her patients. She completed the two-year program at Mount Sinai Hospital.

In her spare time, Dr. Laurie enjoys traveling, learning various languages, playing volleyball, salsa dancing and kickboxing.


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