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Scott Finlay, D.D.S., FAGD, FAACD

Feb 03, 2011 07:39AM ● By Anonymous

“What few people truly appreciate is that the desire for a beautiful smile is not a superficial pursuit of vanity,” says Scott Finlay, D.D.S., FAGD, FAACD, founder of Scott Finlay D.D.S & Associates, PA. “Aesthetics is only a reflection of health. There are very few enhancements to an individual’s smile that won’t dramatically improve health, dental function and quality-of-life.”

For more than 23 years, Dr. Finlay has been creating and enhancing smiles as a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry. After earning his dental degree in 1986 from the University of Maryland/Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dr. Finlay completed an additional year of intensive postgraduate education at a Washington, D.C. area trauma hospital. Since then, he has completed training programs through the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida, the New York University Dental School in Manhattan, the University of California/Los Angeles Dental School in Beverly Hills and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. Finlay is one of only 50 dentists in the world that is credentialed as an Accredited Fellow by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry (ABCD), which serves as the gold standard for excellence in cosmetic dentistry. He is the only such Accredited dentist in the greater Annapolis area. Dr. Finlay currently serves as an Examiner and Board Member for the ABCD, acting as a judge and mentor for cosmetic dentists nationwide. In addition, he is a senior faculty member for the Dawson Academy, an internationally-renown, postgraduate education academy for dentists. Dr. Finlay has lectured both in the US and the UK. He is also a recognized Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Juries of Dr. Finlay’s peers have repeatedly selected him as the “Top Cosmetic Dentist” in the Baltimore and Annapolis areas. He has been featured on several television programs as an expert in dental aesthetics, including on Baltimore’s FOX 45 Morning News and the shows A Better Life and A Bride 2 Be. (Video segments can be viewed at

Dr. Finlay’s practice is a state-of-the-art cosmetic dental facility offering a comprehensive list of services to children and adults. The office’s decor is warm and inviting, and each patient can relax during his or her treatment by watching a movie or television show on a 32-inch LCD screen. The practice prides itself on providing five-star service via both its facility and the skills of a tenured team of caring, passionate dental professionals committed to exceptional care.

When Dr. Finlay began practicing dentistry, his goal was to change lives. “My vision was to create a practice that would offer the latest and most advanced procedures, staff highly skilled professionals, and work with the highest integrity to ensure that a patient’s best interests always come first,” he explains.

“Patients often share with me the positive change they’ve experienced from having a brighter, more attractive smile,”notes Dr. Finlay. “That thrill feeds my passion for cosmetic dentistry.”


Scott Finlay, D.D.S & Associates, PA
1460 Ritchie Highway Arnold, MD 21012