Phone: (410) 709-3663 | Fax: (410) 828-8880

8422 Bellona Lane, Suite 206 Towson, MD 21204

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About Us

The Finney Family Dental Team

James P. Finney DDS orthodontist in TowsonJames P. Finney, DDS

Dr. Finney graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1983. He has been a Towson dentist in private practice since then. Dr. Finney has a special interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and has performed many successful cases. Dr. Finney is the founder and leader of the CEREC study club which hosts dentists from Baltimore and surrounding counties. He is a CEREC mentor for the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and a certified trainer in digital dentistry. He is Invisalign certified and a member of the Greater Baltimore Implant Society, the Northern Baltimore Implant Society Study Club and the Maryland Implant Study Club. He is an active member of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of Osseointegration. Also, he is a clinical staff member in the Otolaryngology Department at GBMC Hospital.

Around town, Dr. Finney is known as the Towson dentist who plays rhythm guitar and sings with his band, Gram Positive. Dr. Finney and his wife Julie enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time in the garden.

Joan Ross, RDH, BSJoan Ross, RDH, BS
Dental Hygienist

Joan received her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland's Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1978. She joined Finney Family Dental in 2002. It is so great to be a part of this practice where the latest technologies are embraced by our entire team and allow us to provide our patients with the best care possible. Realizing that each person who walks into my operatory has different desires and different needs means that we respect and treat each person as an individual.

Dawn Becker Dawn Jackson
Office Coordinator

Dawn began working in dentistry as a certified dental assistant in 1983. She stopped working in 1999 to stay home and raise her children. Dawn joined Finney Family Dental in 2013 as our office coordinator. She is amazed at how dentistry has changed since leaving the profession in 1999. She no longer assists the dentist chairside in the operatory but still really enjoys seeing the beautiful results! Dawn enjoys spending time with her children. She also loves all animals but especially loves turtles. She owns two 40 pound Sulcata Desert tortoises!

Dawn Becker Josephine Heise
Office Manager

Josie has worked with Dr. Finney since 1987 when she started as his dental assistant. For the past 12 years she has been the office manager for Finney Family Dental. Her primary focus is to insure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. She does most of the accounting and deals with many of the vendors that supply Finney Family Dental with the most up-to-date materials and equipment needed to run a modern day dental office. She also enjoys being editor of the office newsletter which patients receive quarterly.

Her interests include cooking, with a special interest in baking, and collecting cookbooks of all kinds. Born and raised in Baltimore, she and husband David, have two grown children. Her husband recently retired and together, they look forward to traveling.