Monday, March 30, 2020

About Us

Benefits of a Specialist

Our dental team specializes in performing only periodontal and dental implant-related therapies. By limiting our treatment parameters to these conditions, we have developed vast experience and knowledge to help with your specific periodontal issues. At Finley Periodontics, we strive to deliver optimal results in a comfortable, compassionate atmosphere, and provide exceptional preventive services to help you lessen, and hopefully avoid the need for further periodontal treatment.

Education is a critical part of our therapy. We want you to be aware of the nature of periodontal disease and will help you understand certain conditions that leave you more vulnerable to periodontal disease including diabetes, stress, smoking, medications and/or pregnancy. We will definitely take the time necessary to answer any questions you may have regarding your specific medical circumstances and treatment needs.

Dr. Finley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

What is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology?

A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology is a periodontist that has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.

Qualification for Board certification requires:

  • Dental certification including college education and dental school completion.
  • Periodontal certificate follows completion of a three-year program approved by the American Dental Association. These programs concentrate on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, regeneration of supporting tissues of the teeth and their substitutes, and the maintenance of dental health, function and esthetics.
  • Comprehensive oral and written examinations evaluating understanding of all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment, including dental implants.
  • Continued competency in periodontics through annual continuing education requirements.

For further information please visit the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).



Dr. James M. Finley, located in Lafayette, LA, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Lafayette, Crowley, Breaux Bridge, Opelousas, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Abbeville, Maurice, and surrounding areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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