Dentists that believe in the values of family and community
At Finney Family Dentistry, our patients truly are family to us. Our level of experience and expertise ensures that everyone we work with receives the highest level of dental care with a personal and gentle touch. We have watched generations of our patients in the Marion Ohio area grow and later bring their children to us. We value this community and people we serve. We are very proud to have provided so many generations with a life time of superior dental health and service.
DR. CHELSEA GEORGE DDS Dentist
Dr. Chelsea George became very interested in teeth at the ripe age of 6. It was then that she jumped off of a swing and landed face first, chipping her front tooth. Her family dentist was able to bond her tooth and it amazed her that he was able to make it look the same. In junior high she spent two and a half years in braces (and headgear) and during that time she was astonished by how much her teeth were able to move. While shadowing her family dentist in high school, he described dentistry as a great combination of science and art. Dr. Chelsea grew up drawing and painting and always enjoyed putting things back together. It was at this point that she realized that dentistry was her calling. While Dr. Chelsea loves rebuilding smiles, what she values most about her job is building trust with her patients. Dr. Chelsea believes there’s a nothing more rewarding than alleviating one’s fear of the dentist.
Dr. Chelsea grew up outside of Toledo in Maumee, Ohio. She and her husband, Jordan Brenner, have two daughters, Blake and Cameron, and are expecting another child in the fall. When she’s not busy chasing around her little ones, she enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes.
Dr. Chelsea earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2009. She stayed at OSU and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2014.
Dr. Katherine E. Finney DMD Dentist
Dr. Kate Finney was destined to join the family business from a very early age. Her parents Dr. Bob and Judy Finney recount the story of attending Dr. Kate’s parent teacher conference where they learned that she was playing “tooth fairy” to her classmates by assisting them with the removal of any loose teeth! She knew that dentistry was her calling after helping out in her father’s office on breaks while studying for her undergraduate degree at Ohio University. Dr. Kate is known by all for being patient and kind and especially good with children. She credits her “vertically challenged” frame to being able to relate so well with her pediatric patients. If you ask Dr. Kate what she loves most about working with her patients she will tell you that it is taking the time to make sure they are comfortable. Making sure that her patients are calm and relieving any fears they may have from previous negative experiences is paramount to her. Dr. Kate is passionate about taking the time to explain each procedure to her patients so they have a clear understanding of the procedure being performed and a clear picture of their dental health.
Dr. Kate met her husband Dr. Derek Van Dyke while in dental school at Case Western in Cleveland Ohio and enjoys practicing beside him at, Finney Family Dentistry. They both reside in Kate’s hometown of Marion, Ohio. In Kate’s free time she enjoys kickboxing, OSU, OU and Cleveland sports and has a passion for music.
Dr. Katherine Finney, DDS received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where she graduated in 2012 with her DMD degree.
Dr. Derek M. Van Dyke DMD Dentist
Dr. Derek Van Dyke had a respect for Dentistry early in life when his family dentist recommended his father see a specialist, when he found something that concerned him during his father’s routine visit. Because his family dentist helped detect his father’s cancer early, he is alive and well today. Dr. Derek spent his breaks while attending the University of Arizona shadowing his hometown dentist. He loved the environment and opportunity to make people comfortable by lightening the mood! If you ask Dr. Derek’s patients what they like best about him, they are certain to tell you his sense of humor and chair side manners. Making every patient feel comfortable and being certain they are knowledgeable about their dental health is of the utmost importance to Dr. Derek. He believes each patient is a partner in their dental health, and that decisions about treatments should be made together. Dr. Van Dyke believes that there is nothing more rewarding than watching his patient’s self-confidence grow through the treatment process.
In his free time Dr. Derek is most happy spending time with his family and friends. His family resides in his hometown of Springfield, Nebraska (population 1,604). When with family, Dr. Van Dyke loves to share his passion for good food! You will also likely find Dr. Derek catching a game on the weekends with his love of college sports.
Dr. Van Dyke met Dr. Katherine Finney while attending Case Western School of Dental Medicine and they married in June of 2013. They both share a love of movies and music as well as their passion to help others through dentistry. He is also busy giving back to the Marion community, and a proud member of the Marion Rotary Club.
Dr. Van Dyke earned his BS degree in Human Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2009, and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve in 2013.
Our Team of Assistants, Hygienists & Office Staff
Our patient satisfaction is dependent on the level of expertise of the entire dental office team. Our team of dental assistants, hygienists, and office staff ensure that every patient receives the service they deserve from every checkup, cleaning, or procedure. This also includes vital processing for insurance submission and maintaining accurate and flexible scheduling. From the “hello” you receive when you walk in the door to the “goodbye” when you leave, each member of the Finney Family Dentistry team is working hard in fulfilling their role to provide you with the most superior dental experience with every visit. These people fulfill vital roles are critical to work seamlessly as a team to make certain this is the experience you receive; and always with a smile. Without further ado, we want you to meet:
Mikala Pierce Dental Assistant since 2019
Allie Price Dental Assistant
Lanii Snyder Assistant/EFDA since 2014
Sarah Young Hygienist since 2015
Paige Clevenger Hygienist since 2014
Pam Bumgarner Hygienist since 1979
Amanda Bishop Office Manager since 2012
Callie Boblenz Assistant since 2011
Lisa Ballinger EFDA since 1992
Maria Ford Hygienist since 1986
Penne Rouse Front Office since 1984
Georgia Mathews Hygienist since 2016
Chrisee Roseberry Front Office Since 2016