Dentists in Newmarket

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Dentist Newmarket Phone1-905-895-8031

Our Team

Our Team

Our team members are highly trained and have extensive experience in providing excellent dental

care. Some of our staff members have been with the practice since its onset more than 30 years ago. Our staff truly cares about the patients and will do

everything to make each appointment the most comfortable.


Dr. Larry Finewax (Dentist)

Dr. Larry graduated in 1979 from the University of Western Ontario in London. That same year, he associated in a dental centre in

King City. In 1984, he opened this very practice in the Newmarket plaza. His practice is focused on aesthetic dentistry and the

art of smile-making since its inception. He has extensive training in cosmetics, restorative, and family dentistry. Before studying dentistry, he completed a degree in



Dr. Larry is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Ontario Dental Association, and Canadian

Dental Association. He keeps his clinical skills current through an ongoing commitment to continuing education courses.


When not designing youthful, healthy smiles for his patients, he enjoys time with his wife, their three children, golf, and anything sports related.

Dr. Shilpa Vij Sharma (Dentist)

Dr. Sharma joined Dr.Finewax’s practice in November 2015. She grew up in the Markham area. She studied at the University of Toronto for B.Sc(Biochemistry) and M.Sc

(Neurochemistry) followed by Doctor of Dental Surgery.


Following graduation from dental school in 2008, Dr. Sharma associated in downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton areas. She is very empathetic and truly cares for

her patients. She believes in educating her patients so an informed decision is made about the treatment. She always takes continuing education courses and to keep

abreast of new developments in dentistry. She loves to work on children and offers general dentistry services including Invisalign for all



When not at the office, she loves to cook, watch movies, travel and spend time with her husband, 4 yr old daughter Sanvi and 2-year-old son Niam.

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2016-04-21 at 9.01.41 PMDr. Sophie Seo (Dentist)

Dr. Seo received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto. She then attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of

Dental Surgery, where she received her Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery. Afterward, Dr. Seo completed a general practice residency program in New York City, where

she practiced dentistry for 3 years. Dr. Seo also has a background in research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Asthma and Allergy Department, in Maryland. She also

partook in numerous community service activities, where she provided dental care for patients living in underprivileged areas.

Dr. Seo enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry but has a particular interest in cosmetics. She is also very patient with children and adults who may be anxious

getting dental treatment. Dr. Seo has completed numerous advanced postgraduate courses in fields such as invisible orthodontics (Invisalign) and advanced esthetic

techniques (Lumineers and veneers). Dr. Seo takes pride in her ability to make patients feel comfortable in the chair and has had many patients compliment her gentle

hands. She feels grateful to have the opportunity to help people gain confidence in their smiles and looks forward to sharing her expertise and gentle, kind manner

with you and your family.

In her spare time, Dr. Seo enjoys going out to see movies, eating out, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She also speaks fluent Korean.


Sharon (Reception)

Sharon has been the office manager for over 30 years and brings her expertise in practice management. She knows most patients by name and always greets patients with

her smile and charming personality.

After 30 years of loyal service, Sharon retired on Oct 1 2016. We miss her and wish her well in all her endeavors.


Kamilla (Reception)

Kamilla is trained as a dental assistant but she helps us out in the reception area mostly for now. She loves to assist patients with any administrative matter.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her dogs and gardening. Kamilla and her husband love traveling to experience different carribean islands.


Karen (Assistant)

Karen has been our dental chairside assistant for more than 30 years. She has an immaculate memory and remembers each patient by name. She tries to make our patients

as comfortable as possible to relieve any anxiety about dental procedures. In her free time, she loves the outdoors and spending time with her family especially her

new grandson Liam.


Julie (Hygienist)

Julie has more than 20 years experience in dental services. She has lived and worked in Newmarket all her life. She is a busy mom of 2 boys

who love to play Softball and Hockey. Her family loves the cottage life and spending time on the water.


Michelle (Hygienist)

Michelle has been with our office for more than 10 years. When she is not at work, she likes to keep busy by going to the gym, cycling, skiing and playing soccer!! She

has two teenagers, and still likes them both!! She loves to eat, cook and bake!!


Mia (Hygienist)

Mia has been with the office for 6 years and has loved being able to develop great working relationships with her clients. She enjoys spending her free time with

family and friends, and at the barn with her horse.



Jacklyn joined our team in January of 2016. Jacklyn helps out with reception and dental chair side assisting. She enjoys building relationships with patients and helping others.

She believes workings as a team is a very important asset. In her free time she enjoys spending it with her family and friends!



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