A Dental Experience That Feels Like Home
Healthy Smiles. Happy Patients.
Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you. A healthy, white smile leaves a lasting impression. Here at Finger Lakes Dental Care, we want to help you achieve that great first impression by helping you attain that healthy smile. One thing that separates us from other dental offices is our emphasis on educating our patients about their treatment options and oral health issues. Whether you are interested in cosmetic dentistry or in need of a restorative treatment, a consultation with one of our highly trained dentists provides you the opportunity to ask questions, get all of your treatment options and to discuss how you feel about your smile and the desired outcome.
Convenient Hours & Locations
We are proud to serve our community with 5 convenient locations and early office hours. We have an experienced and caring staff that will help you create and maintain the smile you have always wanted!Contact & Locations
Affordable Payment Options
We understand that every patient has different needs which is why we offer several payment options. Our goal is to ensure that treatment is accessible to everyone.Financial Information
Comprehensive Dental Care
We aim to provide a comprehensive dental experience for you and your family. Our goal is that all of our patients have a stress free dental experience with state-of-the-art technology and care.See All Dental Services
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Ali Sullivan
Dr. Ali Sullivan grew up in Central New York before her dental training and residency. Dr. Ali focuses on restorative and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Jason Tanoory
Dr. Tanoory, or Jason as he prefers to be addressed by his patients and staff, moved to Canandaigua in 2001. After associateships in Philadelphia, PA, Rochester, NY and Penn Yan, NY, he opened Finger Lakes Dental Care in 2002.
Dr. Cate Telehany
Dr. Cate strives to deliver high-quality comprehensive dental care within the progressive and positive work environment at Finger Lakes Dental Center.
Dr. Andrew Bracci
Dr. Andrew Bracci is our oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Finger Lakes Dental who strives to provide superior patient care and change how people feel about visiting the dentist.
Dr. Kami Sobey
Dr. Kami is a Canandaigua native, who completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University at Buffalo and now serves patients at Finger Lakes Dental in Canandaigua, Palmyra, and Victor, NY.
Dr. Christopher Miller
Dr. Christopher Miller serves patients at our Canandaigua and Palmyra locations with the goal of providing a comfortable experience for all of his patients.
Dr. Bart Mapes
Dr. Bart Mapes has been with Finger Lakes Dental since 2018, specializing restorative dentistry, specifically tooth fillings, dental crowns, and root canals at our Henrietta location.
Dr. Frank Sapere
Dr. Sapere is a native of Rochester, NY. He graduated from University at Buffalo and completed his general residency with a focus on oral surgery. He currently serves patients at Finger Lakes Dental at Canandaigua.
Dr. Morgan Thorne
Dr. Morgan Thorne loves the versatility that general dentistry offers and she is always striving to improve her craft to offer her patients the best treatment possible.
Dr. Ali Ghorbani Gazar
Dr. Ali Ghorbani Gazar received his DDS from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. He then moved to Rochester for post-doctoral training and completed a two-year general practice residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he gained extensive training in various aspects of general dentistry.
Director of Operations
Amy came to our office after completing her degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from SUNY Fredonia. She has been a part of the Finger Lakes Dental Care team since 2008. You may recognize Amy from her work at the Front Desk in our Canandaigua office. Now she travels between all of our offices to help support our growing team. When Amy isn’t in the office you can find her crafting, checking out a local brewery or spending time with her family.
Director of Finance
Jennifer has held many positions in the field of dentistry and brings all of that knowledge to her role at Finger Lakes Dental Care. Jen has worked for one the largest dental supply companies as a field sales consultant. She also worked as a sales representative for dental software. Then, in 1997, she graduated as a dental hygienist. Today, Jennifer stays busy as Director of Finance.
In her spare time she loves to travel to new places, near and far. When at home, you can find her at CrossFit killing it in the group exercise classes. Growing up with 2 Italian Grandmas, she learned to cook and bake from the best and enjoys making old favorites as well as trying new recipes. Jen has lived in CDGA since 2009 and currently lives with her significant other, TJ, and two crazy and very active Weimaraner dogs, Bo and Max.
Jessica joined Finger Lakes Dental Care in August of 2020 as our Human Resource Manager. She has an associate’s degree in business administration from FLCC and has 16 years of human resource experience. She looks forward to helping our employees be the best they can be for our patients. Jessica and her husband, Kevin, live in Clifton Springs with their three children, Liam, Ella and Adeline. She enjoys being with her family, especially Sunday dinners at her parent’s house on Seneca Lake. She also enjoys camping with family and friends, relaxing by the lake, cooking, eating, and attending concerts.
Client Relations Lead
Ann came to our office with many years of service industry experience. She completed her Cosmetology degree, which she actively pursued for 16 years. Ann has the compassion and drive to help others. She can help get you scheduled in any of our locations and answer any questions you may have. Ann is a snack enthusiast who enjoys working out and reading when not in the office.
Rachel is a 2015 graduate of Niagara University where she studied criminology and sociology. She assists with scheduling appointments and answering patients’ questions. She brings many years of experience in customer service to the table and enjoys helping people in any way she can. When she is not working, Rachel enjoys riding horses and leases at a farm in Fairport. She also enjoys hiking with her husband, Tom, and their golden retriever mix, Zarin. She and her husband welcomed their daughter, Lillian, in February 2021.
Caitlin has been in the customer service industry for over 10 years. She obtained her CNA in 2016 while working at a long-term care facility. Caitlin is now part of our call center team where her compassion for others shines through. When Caitlin is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three boys, her boyfriend, Jake, and their two English bulldogs. She also enjoys reading psychology and self-help books.
Insurance Coordinator Lead
Nate joined the Finger Lakes Dental Care team in 2019 with over 15 years of customer service experience. In 2020, he became one of our insurance coordinators. He has an associate’s degree in Business Administration from Finger Lakes Community College. Nate enjoys video games, movies, music, playing sports, watching sports and going on adventures with his family.
Chrissy joined the Finger Lakes Dental Care team in June 2019 and is one of our insurance coordinators. She comes to us with 20 years of experience in various areas within the dental field, including Orthodontic lab tech, sterilization, and front desk. Chrissy has an AS degree in Liberal Arts and Science and a certification in basic removable appliance fabrication. Chrissy has lived in Canandaigua for five years with her two children, Breana and Evan. She also has two dogs and one cat that keeps her busy. She enjoys walking her dogs, gardening and attending summer festivals.
Erica joined Finger Lakes Dental Care in September 2020. She is one of our Insurance Coordinators and helps out in our in-house lab. Erica has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communications from SUNY College at Old Westbury, including an internship with Walt Disney World. Erica comes to us with over 20 years of experience in Guest Relations including five years of management at a Salon and Spa. When not at work, Erica enjoys Latin Dancing and hanging out with her fur baby, Nori.
Sally has a strong background in art and design. She earned her associate’s degree in Graphic Arts & Advertising Tech from Finger Lakes Community College, and worked as a graphic designer locally for over ten years. When Sally’s children (Samantha, Tricia and Nick) were 5 years, 2 years, and 8 months; she went back to school and pursued her dream to get certified in teaching art. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Nazareth College and later her master’s degree in Education from Walden University. Sally is a NYS certified k-12 art educator and taught for fifteen years as an art
and design instructor at the high school level. After raising her three children, Sally resigned from teaching and returned to the private sector as a creative. As a longtime happy patient of Finger Lakes Dental Care, she jumped at the opportunity to join the team as their Marketing Coordinator back in March 2019. Outside of work Sally enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, reading and anything art related.
Christine has over ten years of dental experience and has been working for Finger Lakes Dental Care since 2017. She currently manages the lab in our Canandaigua office. She enjoys working with a large team and learning new and innovative ways of doing things in the office. If you have some anxiety about being at the dentist, she can help you feel more comfortable so we can work on your dental needs. When Christine isn’t working, she loves gardening, hiking, kayaking, crafting and remodeling her home! She also loves to travel and visit her family, which is spread out over four different states.
Lindsay graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2006 with a BS in Interior Design. She started working at Finger Lakes Dental Care in November 2020. She comes to us with six years of dental experience having been a dental assistant for a traditional practice, as well as a traveling dental program that visited schools. Lindsay’s favorite part of being a dental lab technician assistant is being part of the solution in fulfilling a patient’s needs whether that’s running cases to different offices, adjusting appliances until they’re perfect, or building something from scratch. Lindsay and her husband Seth, have a Boston Terrier Pug, Gustav (Gus for short). Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys going to pop culture conventions and has gone to New York Comic Con multiple times. She enjoys making costumes and props for cosplay using various materials from fabric to foam to pvc pipe and floor mats. She enjoys reading, painting, drawing, watching HGTV, and playing the piano.
The staff at Finger Lake Dental in Palmyra, NY, are excellent. It was my first visit, and I felt comfortable and confident about the service I was given. My appointment was for 8am, yet I got there at 7:45am and I was taken straight back into my appointment. I highly recommend this facility.
- Marie M.
I have a lot of anxiety surrounding dentists and this is the most comfortable I’ve ever felt at an appointment. Thorough, they take time to explain everything to you in detail so you actually understand what is going on and what needs to be done, and address any concerns you might have. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a new dentist.
- Amanda H.
It is a happy place to be considering the reasons you're there. Everyone is so nice and caring and thoughtful. They all make conversations. Enough to make you feel comfortable. I decided right away that I would be going back.
- Lynn L.
The staff at the Palmyra office of Finger Lakes Dental are always friendly and welcoming. They truly go out of their way to make sure the patient is comfortable and every question or concern is addressed.
- Tracy G.
My son and I both had our first appointments with FLDC in Palmyra today and they were amazing! I've had a lot of work done over the years by various dentists and am confident this group is capable of taking care of our teeth. My 7yr old previously had a bad experience elsewhere so it speaks volumes to me that he was calm and cooperative. Thank you so much!
- Melaine R.
This was our first time visiting Finger Lakes Dental, Naples and we were beyond impressed! No wait time and everyone was so friendly. The dentist and assistant were fantastic with my daughter and explained everything they were doing. We have finally found a dentist office that we really like!!
- Stephanie P.
I had an absolutely AMAZING experience while getting two resin fillings today, all thanks to the wonderful Finger Lakes Dental Care team. Dr. Morgan and Assistant Pam made my time with them a joy...which typically is not a phrase coined with dental procedures! The team ensured my comfort and exhibited care that is unmatched. Keep up the amazing work!
- Aubrey O.
My husband said it was very clean and up-to-date on tech. VERY PLEASED WITH STAFF and DOCTOR. THANK YOU! He gets nervous going to the dentist. They made him feel at ease. That means a lot to me.
- Jennifer J.
I was very pleased with my cleaning today. My teeth are sensitive and the hygienist was extremely gentle, yet thorough. She listened to my issues and was attentive to my concerns. The doctor who examined me gave me her time and patience making feel very comfortable.
- Hollis R.
Everyone here is amazing. Just left my first appointment with the Naples branch and it was a great experience. My tech was a very skilled and proficient army vet. The ultrasonic pic is way better than the normal scraping and crying internally. It also leaves your teeth cleaner than ever. Bonus that Caruso's is right across the street with Omega bagels.
- Phil L.
So happy with the service. Christen my hygienist was great. She answered all questions, gave me helpful information about me overall dental health, and never made the process feel rushed. She was so friendly and very gentle with teeth cleaning. Office was clean and inviting. This practice took the shame and anxiety out of the dental care. Schedule my whole family for their future visits. Great local practice with a few locations if you need more times for scheduling visits. Thank you Finger Lakes Dental for a great experience.
- Jessica V.
I was so impressed with everyone at Finger Lakes Dental Care of Henrietta. Kristine, my dental hygienist, not only did an amazing job with my cleaning, but answered all my questions and made me feel right at home. Dr. Mapes was also great and they both worked together to help me develop a plan so that I can get back on track with my dental needs. I would highly recommend this office to anyone!
- David R.
I had been avoiding the dentist for years. I have always been scared and anxious about it. Started going to Finger Lakes Dental a few years ago and have never regretted it. I love my hygienist Kristine. In fact, I live in Canandaigua but drive to the Henrietta office just for her. She is patient and kind. Never makes me feel bad about my nervousness. You will not regret going to any of their offices for dental care. They truly have helped me.
- Barbara O.
Amazing experience. Friendly staff. Very informative and knowledgeable doctor. Very clean facility with TVs to watch, which I enjoy. Overall one of the better or maybe best experiences I’ve had at a dentist in my life.
They have an excellent crew in there! My sons appointment was at 730 am. Everyone was wide awake and friendly as usual. The woman that put my sons braces on is professional, very energetic, and friendly. She doesn’t make mistakes and always explains what is going on. We love her! Dr. Jason is a beast. No games no horseplay straight to the point and professional. He will answer any questions you ask without nonsense and I like that. I am very happy they are taking care of my sons teeth.
- Brian L.
I highly recommend Fingerlakes Dental in Canandaigua. First of all everything is super clean and they seem to take great care in keeping it that way. The staff is very professional and super friendly. Lindsay there was wonderful. Service is very streamlined and efficient. High praise.
- Mariah W.
I am so impressed and over the moon happy with the service and the great people I dealt with today. Going in with a broken denture expecting the worst and got the best news when they could and would fix it with a one day window. I could not ask anymore from any one. Thank-you so much.
- Nora W.
For years I was afraid of the dentist since choosing Finger Lakes Dental it has been a great experience from day one. Everyone is so compassionate, nice and understanding each person goes out of their way!!! Today Lindsey was amazing so nice and oh so informative. The ladies (forgive me for not remembering their names ) were also very nice. Thank you for making my fears a thing of the past!!!!
- Kim V.
Everyone in the office was especially nice, very accommodating. Our hygienist Mariah was amazing. They go above an beyond in cleaning teeth and explaining everything. Would definitely recommend this dentist office to anyone.
- Brandy G.
As a new patient to this practice, I had an exceptional first experience! The receptionists were friendly, helpful, and patient as we navigated setting up my account. Renee was my hygienist, and she was excellent! Renee was friendly and thorough, and I felt respected and cared for. I have some particular apprehensions when it comes to my dental care, and Renee worked with me and worked around my quirks. I met Dr. Ali during my first visit. He was friendly, courteous, and respectful.
Wonderful dental office. The staff is very caring. They always want to make sure you are comfortable whether you are having a cleaning or a crown. I highly recommend them.
- Carol W.
I have had many dentists throughout my life and Fingerlakes Dental is by far the best and friendliest. Everyone in this dentist office is fabulous. They are very precise and make sure you are well taken care of and leave happy. Highly recommended.
- Tamatha M.
Everyone was great and helped me get over my initial fear of the dentist. I would recommend to anyone! Kara was great and took amazing care of me after having a very traumatic experience in the past with the dentist.
- Damon E.
Great office, assistants and dentists. Very pleasant staff, atmosphere is busy yet you don’t feel rushed. They gave me options and pricing in an efficient way. I felt very comfortable and cared for. Overall a great experience which I have rarely found in a dentist office.
- Lisa W.
Dr. Bracci and Beth were so kind and professional!! They made my son feel very comfortable and at ease for his surgery. The best!!
- Theresa M.
The hygienists and doctors were warm, welcoming, and kind. They showed patience and joy toward my three year old daughter, which made both of our experiences as new patients there even better!
- Jacqueline W.
New Technology With a Gentle Touch
We utilize leading-edge dental technology as part of our commitment to providing an exceptional level of dentistry. These tools allow us to detect issues earlier, diagnose, and treat more dental issues faster while keeping your comfort priority one at all times. You can trust you’re getting only the latest dental technology and treatments when you visit our office.
Our digital X-rays emit less radiation, take images faster without any need for processing, and allow us to optimize the images so we can provide a more precise diagnosis.Learn More
A picture explains what words never can, especially when it comes to your teeth. An intraoral camera can take pictures with such detail, it can show cracks and stress marks in a tooth that can’t be seen with the naked eye.Learn More
iTero Intraoral Scanner
Our office uses intraoral digital scanners to create a highly detailed 3D model of your teeth. The resulting 3D surface model is the virtual, time efficient, and safe alternative to traditional plaster models.Learn More