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Evaluator Spotlight: Dr. Finlay

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Dr. Finlay has been recognized as one of the premiere cosmetic and restorative dentists in the country. He is one of 50 dentists that are recognized as an Accredited Fellow by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Accreditation serves as the Gold Standard for Excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Finlay is the only Accredited Dentist in the Greater Annapolis Area. He has also been selected and serves as an Examiner and Board Member of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a Contributing Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Finlay is a senior faculty member of the Dawson Academy where he teaches other dentists across the country the techniques to provide quality, predictable restorative cosmetic dental treatment that has become a hallmark of his practice (www.theDawsonAcademy.com).

Dr. Finlay has been perennially recognized as the Best Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist in the Greater Annapolis Area by a poll taken of over 220 local dentists.

Dr. Finlay is voted the Top Dentist in the Greater Annapolis Area in 2010

What’s Up Annapolis Magazine polled over 300 dentists in the Greater Annapolis area and asked them one simple question: “If you or a loved one needed the services of a dentist, who would you recommend?” Dr. Finlay has perennially received the designation as the Top Dentist and has once again received the highest number of votes in the areas of General Dentistry and also in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry. For more information visit www.whatsupmag.com .

Spring 2010

Baltimore Magazine recognizes Dr. Finlay as a Top Dentist in the Greater Baltimore area. Over 2000 dentists in Baltimore and the five surrounding counties were polled over the course of a month. An amazing 75% response rate was recorded for the survey. The results were then monitor by professional advisors to validate the authenticity. The poll went right to the source: dentists themselves. They were asked, who is the best in their respective specialty in the area. Only the top vote recipients were listed. Although Dr. Finlay has been perennially recognized by What’s Up Annapolis Magazine as the Top Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist, this is the first time that he has been acknowledged by the Baltimore Magazine.

2010

Dr. Finlay awarded the status of Fellow by the AACD

It is with tremendous excitement and pride that we announce that the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has awarded Dr. Finlay the status of Fellow. The AACD is the largest and oldest dental esthetic academy in the world. The credentialing process has become recognized as the gold standard in cosmetic dentistry, providing a measurement of a significant body of work from a candidate, by a national group of peers that are leaders in the world in cosmetic dentistry. In the 25 years of the AACD, only 51 professionals have earned this status. In 2007, Dr. Finlay reached the level of Accreditation with the AACD. Fellowship represents the highest tier of accomplishment by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Finlay is the only dentist to be awarded this designation in 2010 and the only dentist in the Greater Annapolis area to have reached the level of Fellow. For more information about the AACD visit www.aacd.com/public.html .

Winter 2009

Dr. Finlay lectures in the United Kingdom

In December 2009, Dr. Finlay represented the Dawson Academy in the United Kingdom when he was invited to present a 3-day hands on program in dental esthetics to a group of dentists from the UK and Europe. This is the same lecture that Dr. Finlay presents 3 times a year at the Dawson Center in Chesapeake, Virginia and Anaheim, California. Dr. Finlay joined the Dawson Academy as a senior faculty member in 2008 with a special focus in teaching dentists the relationship between dental esthetics and the functional health of an individual’s smile. Although his primary attention will always remain his private practice near Annapolis, Maryland, he has enjoyed sharing his experiences and clinical successes with other dentists. Dr. Finlay subscribes to a restorative philosophy that is based upon proper functional design that is conducive to a healthy, durable and predictable result. “True dental esthetics is only a mirror of the relative health of an individual’s smile. Successful cosmetic enhancements require a keen eye on the functional design and health to insure restorative success,” reports Dr. Finlay.

Fall 2008

Dr. Finlay has accepted an invitation to join the Dawson Academy as a lead faculty member. The Dawson Academy is recognized as one of the founding blue chip postgraduate education centers for dentists in the nation. There are currently only 18 lead faculty with the Dawson Academy. John Cranham DDS, the Director of Education with the Dawson Academy says, “We are all excited about Dr. Finlay’s interest in joining our team. As the Dawson Academy continues to evolve, it is important that we continue to align ourselves with the best-of-the-best. Being a lead faculty member is indeed an honor.” Dr. Finlay’s primary responsibilities will be to teach the Restoring Anterior Teeth course and assuming a leadership role in developing the Dawson Academy’s Advanced Aesthetics Track. Although 85% of Dr. Finlay’s professional activity will remain his private practice, he is excited about his new role as a mentor and teacher. More information about the Dawson Academy can be found at http://www.thedawsonacademy.com/.

Summer 2007

Dr. Finlay is appointed as an Examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry (ABCD) that servers as the credentialing body of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). There are approximately 40 Accredited Dentists across the nation that are appointed as Examiners for the ABCD. Their purpose is to serve as mentors to conduct testing, analyzing and evaluation of the services of dentists and laboratory technicians for the purpose of awarding AACD Accreditation in cosmetic dentistry. Accreditation with the AACD has become recognized as the gold standard in esthetic dental care. www.aacd.com/professional/accreditation/abcd.asp

Accredited Member – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Finlay has been recognized as one of the premiere cosmetic and restorative dentists in the country. He is one of only 260 dentists Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (www.AACD.com). The AACD is the largest cosmetic dental academy in the world, with over 8000 active members. Accreditation serves as the Gold Standard for Excellence in cosmetic dentistry. There are only 8 other restorative dental practices in Maryland with this designation and Dr. Finlay is the first in the entire greater Annapolis area. Dr. Finlay has completed extensive training from coast to coast.

Dr. Finlay creates Annapolis’ very own Cosmetic Dream Team

Seeing a need to create a synergy of talents that focus on the enhancement of an individual’s sense of well being and confidence, Dr. Finlay has founded a Cosmetic Dream Team featuring tenured and leading professionals in the Annapolis Area. The team includes a nationally renowned Plastic Surgeon, a leading Salon and Spa that has experience with ABC’s Extreme Makeover, a comprehensive cutting edge fitness facility/personal trainer and a clothier representing the best fashions available today. For more information, visit: www.cosmeticdreamteam.com

Dr. Finlay is voted the Best Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist in the Greater Annapolis Area!
From a jury of his peers, Dr. Finlay was voted the Best Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist in a poll taken by What’s Up Magazine of over 220 local dentists and dental specialist.

Stanton Dental Center Free Dental Clinic – What’s Up Magazine

Stanton Dental Center is a free dental clinic located in downtown Annapolis that provides basic care for those without resources to seek dental care otherwise. Dr. Finlay and his team volunteer their efforts on a regular basis to provide services for the Stanton Dental Center. For more information please visit: www.whatsupmag.com/oct06/devoted.shtml

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Dr. Scott Finlay
1460 Ritchie Highway Suite 203
Arnold, Maryland 21012
scottfinlay@annapolissmiles.com