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Dr. Finlay has been consistently chosen by patients and colleagues as a “top dentist” serving the Annapolis area. From advanced training to experience treating complex dental problems, Dr. Finlay has provided patients the kind of dental care everyone would desire for themselves: comprehensive, personalized and high-quality.

Voted as a Top Dentist in 2019 by our local What’s Up Annapolis magazine, Dr. Finlay continues to be committed to the highest standard of dental care as a leading local dentist. Dr. Finlay is also nationally recognized and was recently chosen to be a Resident Expert for the Dawson Academy, a prestigious post-graduate training program offered worldwide.

What’s Up Magazine: A Legacy of Smile Design: Dr. Finlay Serves the Greater Annapolis Area

“Dr. Scott Finlay is one of the top dentists in Annapolis and a leading dentist in the United States. His extensive career in cosmetic dentistry is what sets him apart. An Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he is one of 75 dentists nationwide and the only one in the Annapolis area to hold this recognition.”

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Smiles For America: A Program to Give Back to Our American Heroes

Smiles For America: A Program to Give Back to Our American Heroes

“Dr. Scott Finlay is thrilled to be a part of Smiles for America. “It is an honor to participate in Smiles of America. This program will help our distinguished heroes and give back as they do everyday for our community.” 

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As Featured in What's Up? Magazine

As Featured in What’s Up? Magazine

“Dr. Finlay is recognized as one of the premier cosmetic and restorative dentist in the country.”

Patients in the Annapolis area can experience world-class dental care when visiting the Arnold dental office of Dr. Scott Finlay, a leading dentist in both Annapolis and the national arena of dental professionals.

Dr. Finlay Wins What's Up Annapolis Best of 2019

Dr. Finlay Wins What’s Up Annapolis Best of 2019

Chosen by readers and patients, Dr. Finlay is one of the most highly trained and experienced dentists serving patients in and around the Annapolis area.


Dawson Academy Names New Resident Expert

Dr. Scott Finlay was named one of The Dawson Academy’s New Resident Experts for his excellence in esthetic dentistry.

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Dr. Finlay Published in The Complete Dentist Manual

Annapolis, MD cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Finlay was recently featured in, The Complete Dentist Manual published by the prestigious Dawson Academy.

Read more about Dr. Finlay’s Dawson Academy publication.

Winner- The Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

Dr. Scott Finlay and Associates won City Beat News‘ “The Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.” City Beat awards this accolade to small local businesses that provide their clients with an outstanding customer service experience.

Read the full article featured in West County Magazine.

Press Release: Scott Finlay, DDS and Practice Sets New Record for Winning Awards

Scott Finlay, DDS and Associates, PA today proudly announces the hallmark recognition by both national and local entities
for awards honoring both Dr. Finlay and his practice as a leader in professional excellence and patient care.

Dr. Finlay has been recognized as one of the premiere cosmetic and restorative dentists in the country. He is one of only
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 and Dr. Finlay is the only Accredited Fellow in the Greater
Annapolis Area.

View the full press release here.

Press Release: Annapolis Area Dentists to Answer Common Patient Questions

Dr. Scott Finlay offers new “Ask the Dentist” feature on his website.

Do you have an immediate dental question, but your appointment is months away? Perhaps some pain started
over the weekend and you are wondering what the cause could be? Maybe you read about a new cosmetic
procedure and are curious for more details? Now is the time to ask those burning questions. Scott Finlay DDS &
Associates, PA are taking questions and will have the answers.

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February 2017

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Annapolis Area Dentist Shares His Expertise Around The World

Dr. Scott Finlay’s leadership in the area of functional esthetics allows him to share his expertise with peers internationally.

For Dr. Scott Finlay of Scott Finlay DDS & Associates in Arnold, Maryland, 2016 was a very busy year, as his passport will attest. As a Senior Faculty member of the elite clinical institute of the Dawson Academy, a postgraduate educational and clinical research facility dedicated to the advancement of dentistry, Dr. Finlay was selected to present educational programs on the Functional-Esthetic Matrix to dentists throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, India, and Spain.

The Functional-Esthetic Matrix, on which Dr. Finlay is an expert, is a four-staged procedure centered on the principle that every specific contour of the frontal teeth is designed for a specific function. The stages of treatment include an evaluation of how the smile relates to the face and the shapes and contours of teeth and their relationship with each other, a three-dimensional treatment plan to create a dental “blueprint”, prototype restorations, and the final, definitive restorations.

Dr. Finlay has been recognized as one of the premiere cosmetic and restorative dentists in the country. He is one of only 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 and Dr. Finlay is the only Accredited Fellow in the Greater Annapolis Area. Dr. Finlay has been repeatedly recognized for his excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and presenting on the Functional-Esthetic Matrix is yet another approach showing his exceptional artistry. Dr. Finlay will be speaking on the essential skills and protocols to create beautiful anterior restorations at the Dawson Academy Esthetic Foundation course, March 30 to April 1 in St. Petersburg Florida, July 8-10 in Tokyo, Japan and October 12-14 in Denver, Colorado. He will be speaking on Stratification Techniques at AACD 2017 Las Vegas conference, Tuesday, April 18 – Friday, April 21 and November 27 at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, New York, NY.

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County residents are fortunate not to have to travel to benefit from this expertise. Dr. Finlay is available to share his world-renowned skill with any patient looking for a dental treatment that considers comfort, function, and long-term stability, as well as their best interests. His office will set up a complete examination and gain an understanding of the patient’s wishes. Then, Dr. Finlay will study the data collected during the exam and make recommendations for treatment based upon any existing signs and symptoms of dental disease.

If you are interested in creating a beautiful smile to last the test of time, or would like to learn more about the revolutionary Functional-Esthetic Matrix, contact the offices of Scott Finlay DDS & Associates, PA at 443-276-4094, located at 1460 Ritchie Highway, Suite 203 in Arnold, Maryland.

July 2015


Scott Finlay, DDS, & Associates Voted Favorite Doc By Chesapeake Family

The moment you step into the cosmetic dentistry office of Dr. Scott Finlay in Arnold, Maryland, you will immediately recognize that this is not your ordinary dental office. Every detail has been designed for your ultimate comfort. This is only one of the reasons Dr. Finlay has been voted “Favorite Doc” by readers of Chesapeake Family Magazine.

Chesapeake Family Magazine serves as a great resource for families for all types of needs such as activities, education, and especially health care. Each year they ask their readers to nominate their favorite health care specialists and then publish the results. This is the third year Dr. Finlay has received this distinction.

Scott Finlay DDS & Associates, was also selected as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America, and his practice, serving the Greater Annapolis area, is committed to five-star service and quality.

Dr. Finlay’s practice is ideal for families as it offers both general and cosmetic/restorative dentistry under one roof to address any dental concern and provide life long dental maintenance and care.

June 2015


Dr. Scott Finlay Receives Prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Evy Award

On Friday May 8, 2015 the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry awarded Dr. Scott Finlay the prestigious Evy award, at the Celebration of Excellence Gala during the Academy’s annual conference in San Francisco.

In a statement released by The AACD announcing this year’s award recipients they stated “The AACD is thrilled to honor some of our most accomplished and dedicated professionals with the Celebration of Excellence award know as the Evy. Evy awards are presented to talented individuals within the AACD who are dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and upholding the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Finlay was one of eight individuals and entities recognized this year by the Academy to receive this coveted award.”

Dr. Finlay has been recognized as one of the premiere cosmetic and restorative dentists in the country. He is one of only 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 and Dr. Finlay is the only Accredited Fellow in the Greater Annapolis Area. He was elected to serve on the 7 member American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry for a 3 year term, and continues to serve as an Examiner in the credentialing process for Accreditation, where he serves as a judge and mentor for dentists across the country pursuing credentialing in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Finlay has been published in several nationally and internationally distributed professional journals and is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the Senior Editor/Author of the “Contemporary Concepts in Smile Design: Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation in Cosmetic Dentistry” which is the principle reference for smile design in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Accreditation Credential.
Dr. Finlay joined the Dawson Academy as a Senior Faculty member in 2008. Although a majority of his professional focus remains his clinical practice, in this capacity as a Senior Faculty for the Dawson Academy, he actively serves as a teacher and mentor to other dentists across the US and in the United Kingdom, Poland and Japan where he lectures on the latest techniques and procedures that he has successfully implemented to provide quality, durable aesthetic dental rehabilitation for his patients. The Dawson Academy is one of the leading iconic continuing education centers in the country that emphasizes a philosophy of complete dentistry for patients based on the principles of biological, structural and functional health.

“I am extremely honored for being selected to receive this recognition by my peers from an incredible pool of talented clinicians across the world,” says Dr. Finlay, “The Evy is the ‘Oscar’ of Cosmetic Dentistry and a statement of vetted accomplishment of excellence in this field.”

Scott Finlay DDS and Associates, PA is located in Arnold, Maryland and serves the Greater Annapolis area. The practice focuses on comprehensive care as well as the esthetic and restorative enhancements in Dr. Finlay’s patients’ smiles. His practice philosophy defines a commitment to quality and customized care based on a foundation of outstanding customer service, and he is perennially recognized as the area’s “Top Dentist” by local publications and the Consumers Research Council of America.

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November 2011

Dawson AcademyExperiencing fractured restorations, costly remakes, and wasted time? The solutions don’t have to be a mystery to you. Learn the keys to a more effective schedule, increased productivity and more profitability while providing beautiful, long lasting and complete dentistry to your patients. Eliminate questions and solve the mysteries in your dentistry with Drs. Peter Dawson, John Cranham, and Scott Finlay at the 2012 AACD annual scientific session in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

September 2011

Dawson AcademyDr. Finlay answers questions in “The #1 Step to Improving Your Dental Practice,” available to read now via The Dawson Academy website.

July 2011

Chesapeak FamilyFinding a local healthcare professional is not easy. Parents often want to hear from other parents when it comes to making choices for the health of their families. Dr. Finlay and his team were recently selected as a “Favorite Doc” by Chesapeake Family Magazine, and they were listed as the “best dentist”.

May 2011

The Dawson Difference

Dawson AcademyMaking a decision on where you pursue your dental education is an important one. It is a personal decision that will mitigate the choices you will make in your career from this point forward.

One of the earliest lessons that Dr. Dawson taught me was that it was important to become a better dentist first, before promoting the hype and marketing of esthetics. We have all heard the phrase “we don’t know what we don’t know, until we know it”.

Dr. Dawson’s concepts of complete dentistry are based in sound diagnosis and time proven treatment planning with the dentist serving as the patient’s advocate for their dental health. It’s about providing quality care, with a keen eye on responsible esthetics to make recommendations rooted in evidence based protocols that result in predictable, durable and functionally healthy results that create the absolute best esthetics possible. It’s about the passion and genuine commitment that the faculty and those who have trained through the Dawson Academy possess, and who have claimed the highest levels of success in dentistry today. I think if you look closely at those enduring leaders in dentistry today, particularly those involved in dental esthetics, you will find that they got their start with Dr. Dawson’s teachings.

May 2011

Dr. Finlay Gives Presentation to Dawson Study Club

Dr. Finlay Gives Presentation to Dawson Study Club
Pictured in photograph: Front row from left to right: Dr. Raj Upadya, Dr. Scott Finlay, Dr. Sunnita Merriman. Behind: attendees of the DSCCD presentation.

Dr. Scott Finlay was a guest speaker at the Dawson Study Club for Complete Dentistry (DSCCD) in Morristown, New Jersey on Friday, May 13, 2011. His one day program, “Designing Predictable Aesthetic Smiles”, was presented to an impressive group of well trained restorative dentists as well as several specialists and a dental consultant.

Of the presentation, Kavita Patel DDS of Colonial, New Jersey said, “Thank you for presenting a recap of the restoring anterior teeth, it was really motivating for me. I learned a lot of invaluable tips to make the process of prep less stressful. Thank you for making my Friday memorable, educational and wonderful.”

October 2010

Flu Season is here. What preventions should you be taking? – Scott Finlay DDS, FAGD, FAACD

finlay flueFlu Season officially starts October 1, hits its peak in February and winds down by May, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics infectious diseases committee. Last year’s flu season was particularly robust, so it is forecasted that this year’s season should be less impactful, although many factors play into the reality of the experience. At our practice, we approach everyday as “flu season” for your protection and safety.

This past week our entire team lined up and rolled up our sleeves for the flu shot so we will be prepared when the Annapolis area is exposed. The flu vaccine reduces the likelihood of getting the flu by 70-90%, according to the CDC. This year the CDC is recommending everyone over the age of 6 months should receive the vaccination unless otherwise contraindicated. The flu spreads usually through contact with tiny droplets that can be airborne like those produced by sneezing or coughing.

Another source is contact with surfaces that have been contaminated such as a child’s toy. You can take additional simple steps to avoid the flu by washing your hands, the use of hand sanitizers, keeping your hands off your face and covering your cough with your sleeve or tissue rather than your hands. Getting enough sleep and remaining well hydrated with a balanced diet can boost your immunity as well. Finally, if you are sick, stay home and reduce your contact with others that you may pass it along to.

Lasin’ is Amazin’

Lasin' is Amazin'Dr. Finlay has completed training and has been certified in the use of Diode Dental Lasers by the International Center for Laser Education. Dental soft tissue lasers, or diode lasers provide a precise and effect way to perform dental procedures that require the management of contouring the soft tissue or gums. Procedures can be performed without the use of sutures and healing times are often greatly improved. In some applications, this can even be accomplished without the need for local anesthesia!

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

What's Up MagazineWhat’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 What’s Up Magazine.

Spring 2010

Baltimore MagazineBaltimore 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.

Dawson Academy Dr. Finlay awarded the status of Fellow by the AACD

AACD logoIt 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.

Winter 2009

Dr. Finlay lectures in the United Kingdom UK

Dr. Finlay lectures in the United Kingdom UKIn 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.

Fall 2008

Dawson AcademyDr. 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.

Summer 2007

AACD logoDr. Finlay is appointed as an Examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry (ABCD) that AACD observers 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.

Accredited Member – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

AACD logoDr. 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. 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

Cosmetic Dream TeamSeeing 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:

Dr. Finlay is voted the Best Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist in the Greater Annapolis Area!

Whats Up MagazineWhat’s Up Cover 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.
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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.

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Invisalign Preferred Provider

InvisalignInvisalign is an esthetic orthodontic technique that corrects malocclusion using a series of custom-made, nearly invisible, comfortable, removable Aligners. Dr. Finlay & has great success in combining the application of this revolutionary process to enhance the restoration of their patient’s smiles. Both Dr. Finlay is certified providers of the Invisalign technique.

Dr. Finlay has helped many patients achieve their goals of a straighter and brighter smile throughout the years with the use of Invisalign and Dental Professional Whitening. Dr. Finlay is now recognized as a Preferred Provider of Invisalign for 2010.