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 the Dr. Finlay presents 3 times a year at the Dawson Center in Virginia. 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 in Arnold, 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.