1801 Solar Dr. Suite 290 Oxnard, CA 93030

Dr. Scott Finlay Cosmetic Dentist in Oxnard, CA.

Meet Dr. Scott Finlay, DDS, FAGD, FAACD

Scott Finlay, DDS, FAGD, FAACD has provided comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry since 1986.

Dr. Finlay has been repeatedly recognized for his excellence in cosmetic and general dentistry:

  • Best General & Cosmetic Dentist in Annapolis, What’s Up Magazine, every year since 2006
  • Greater Annapolis’ Best Dentist, Exclusively Annapolis Magazine, every year since 2004
  • One of America’s Top Dentists, Consumers Research Council of America
  • Resident Expert of Esthetics: The Dawson Academy 2019


Boston College: Undergraduate Training
The University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery: Dental Degree (Cum Laude, Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society)
Washington D.C. Area Trauma Hospital: Graduate Practice Residency Program


Dr. Scott Finlay has extensive postgraduate training. His studies have focused on restorative and cosmetic dentistry. His training includes continuums of advanced dental study at NYU Dental School in Manhattan, UCLA Dental School in Beverly Hills, California, and the internationally recognized Las Vegas Institute.

Dr. Finlay has studied directly under some of the nation’s leading gurus in restorative dentistry, including Dr. Pete Dawson in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. John Kois in Tacoma, Washington, and Dr. Frank Spears in Seattle, Washington.


Dr. Finlay is one of only 50 dentists worldwide to achieve Accredited Fellowship through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. There is no recognized specialty for cosmetic dentistry and AACD Accreditation is the gold standard in the industry.

Dr. Finlay served on the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry and continues to serve as an Examiner in the credentialing process for Accreditation.

Dr. Finlay has been published in several nationally distributed professional journals and is a recent past Contributing Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, representing the Examiner’s Perspective.  A complete list of his contributed articles can be found on this site.  He is the Senior Editor/Author of the “Contemporary Concepts in Smile Design: Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation in Cosmetic Dentistry” which is the principal reference for smile design in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Accreditation Credential.

Dr. Finlay is also a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and past President of the Anne Arundel County Dental Society.


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 serves as a teacher and mentor to other dentists across the US and in the United Kingdom 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.