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Scott Finlay, DDS of Arnold, Maryland Elected to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Scott Finlay, DDS of Arnold, Maryland Elected to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry

May 28, 2010 – Scott Finlay, DDS of Arnold, Maryland has been elected to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry, the credentialing authority of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. Finlay was elected to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry at the 26th Annual AACD Scientific Session in Grapevine, Texas.

“I am honored to serve on the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry of the AACD. This is the premier organization for advancing excellence in cosmetic dentistry, and I am excited to help lead the profession into the future,” said Dr. Finlay.

The purpose of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry is the testing, analyzing, and evaluation of the services provided by dentists and dental laboratory technicians for the purpose of awarding AACD Accredited and Accredited Fellow status in cosmetic dentistry. Through the AACD’s Accreditation program for dentists and dental laboratory technicians, AACD members must undergo a three-part process consisting of a written examination, submission of clinical cases for evaluation, and an oral examination. Each individual must also attend a series of workshops as part of the program. While each part must be completed in sequence, individuals pursuing Accreditation have up to five years to complete the program after successfully completing the written examination.

Dr. Finlay graduated with honors from University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and a GPR program at a Washington DC Area Trauma Hospital. He is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Finlay is also a Senior Faculty Member of the Dawson Academy. He began his practice in Annapolis, Maryland in 1987 ( with a special emphasis on esthetic and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Finlay is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, Past President of the Anne Arundel County Dental Society and a founding member of the local Pankey/Dawson Study Club. He is perennially voted the Best Cosmetic/Restorative Dentist in the Greater Annapolis area by a jury of his peers. He has appeared on Baltimore FOX 45 Morning News and two other health television programs as an expert in dental esthetics. Dr. Finlay also the founder the Cosmetic Dream Team, LLC that locally serves as a community resource in all aspects of esthetics as well as hosting philanthropic events to benefit local charities.

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care combining art and science to optimally improve dental health, function, and esthetics. Comprised of over 6,000 cosmetic dental professionals in more than 70 countries around the globe, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

For more information regarding the AACD, please visit, send an e-mail to, or call 800.543.9220.

Scott Finlay, DDS practices cosmetic dentistry at 1460 Ritchie Hwy Ste 203, Arnold, Maryland. He may be contacted by telephone at (410) 757-6681 or online at