Meet Dr. Finley
Dr. Trent Finley was born in Texas but spent most of his childhood in central New Mexico.
At the age of 19, Dr. Finley went on to serve a two-year church mission in the northern states of Honduras where he served the people and taught them about his faith--becoming fluent in the Spanish and developing a passion for serving the Latino community along the way. It was during his service there that Dr. Finley was introduced to a medical brigade that caused him to pursue a career in dentistry.
After returning to the United States in 2011, he attended Brigham Young University- Idaho where he would meet his spouse, Ashley, and earn his Associate’s degree.
In 2016, Dr. Finley received his Bachelor’s degree and graduated with honors from Columbia College while also spending hundreds of hours volunteering for his community.
He later went on to graduate with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry while also serving as a leader in multiple student organizations.
In the interest of learning more advanced procedures, Dr. Finley completed a one-year residency at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood where he acquired specialized skills in intravenous sedation, dental implants, complex exodontia, cosmetic and therapeutic Botox injections, and full-mouth rehabilitations. During his residency, Dr. Finley also went on to complete a one-year certificate program from the University of Central Missouri in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals.
Dr. Finley is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of LDS Dentists, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantogists. He currently serves on the New Dentist Committee for the Missouri Dental Association as well.
Dr. Finley has been featured in multiple national and local publications for his contributions as an entrepreneur in addition to his inspiring story of going from a middle-school dropout to skilled general dentist.
Dr. Finley has completed hundreds of continuing education hours to stay current with the latest trends and modern advances in dentistry and is currently working on earning his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry: a prestigious distinction among general dentists.
Dr. Finley has three wonderful children, Rory, Tanner, and Aiden, with another one on the way. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his professional photography and videography projects, going on bike rides with his family, and doing intense workouts at the gym.