About the Team

Dionne J. Finlay, D.D.S. ~ President

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. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentists. 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 member of the American Dental Association, the Bronx County Dental Society, the National Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Women Dentists. In her spare time, Dr. Finlay participates in international dental outreaches. She is the mother of one son, who is now Vice-President of Dental Smiles Unlimited.

Paul M. Williams, D.D.S. ~ Vice-President

Dr. Paul Williams is a Bronx native, who attended Fordham Preparatory School and then later New York University. At NYU, he majored in Anthropology with minors in Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Williams was inspired by his mother’s hard-work and care for her patients so after college he decided to follow in Dr. Finlay’s footsteps by pursuing a career in Dentistry. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Williams completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He is interested in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as the treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). He rescued an American bulldog named Addie, while in Nashville and currently resides in Westchester. In his spare time Dr. Williams likes to travel and collect stamps in his passport.

Godrick Taylor, D.D.S. ~ Dentist

Dr. Godrick Taylor grew up on the beautiful island of Grenada. After completing high school he migrated to the USA, where he continued his education. He attended City College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Taylor obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Dr. Taylor is passionate about dentistry and works very hard to ensure that his patients are satisfied. He loves Root Canal and Prosthodontic procedures. Dr. Taylor is married and the father of two children. In his spare time he enjoys listening to calypso, reggae and soca music. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys watching cricket, soccer, and track and field.

Sofia Kavakoglou, D.M.D. ~ Dentist

Dr. Sofia Kavakoglou, who goes by Dr. Sofia or Dr. K, is a Bronx native of Greek descent. Dr. Sofia’s interest in dentistry began in high school, when she started working as a dental assistant. Motivated by her own mother’s traumatic dental experiences, she decided to pursue dentistry in order to offer genuine and gentle care to her patients. Dr. Sofia attended New York University where she majored in Metropolitan Studies and minored in Mathematics. She ventured to Los Angeles, CA to study dentistry at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Sofia returned to her hometown to complete a residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She is committed to learning new advances in dentistry, and enjoys offering utmost care to kids and adults alike. On her time off, Dr. Sofia enjoys traveling to warmer climates and spending time with friends and family.

Tanisha Lawes – Office Manager

tanishaProviding excellent customer service is second nature to Tanisha. Patient care and comfort is very important to her. She has the personality that will leave a lasting impression. Tanisha was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica, and shortly migrated to the United States. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family, listening to love songs, and most of all she enjoys food.