About Finley & Runyan Doctors

Dr. Chance Finley

Dr. Chance Finley

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Chance Finley was born in Abilene to Kent and Carla Wright Finley who both attended high school here. He graduated from Midland Lee High School and from McMurry University. He continued his education at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2006. He was also awarded the Clinical Excellence Award.

Dr. Finley is a board member of the Seventeenth District Dental Society. He is also a member of the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and serves on the Medical Executive Committee at the Oaks at Radford Hills. He has completed the Center for Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry course at Baylor College of Dentistry and is actively a member of the Spear Study Club. He is certified to treat adults with Six Month Smiles Orthodontic System, as well as patients who wear dentures and partials with mini dental implants.

He is an active member of Beltway Park Baptist Church, involved in the community and is currently serving as a board member of the Abilene Country Club. Dr. Finley enjoys welcoming new patients to his practice!

Dr. Clayton Runyan

Dr. Clayton Runyan

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Runyan graduated from Roosevelt High School, near Lubbock, Texas. He then attended McMurry University where he played football for four years. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in biology as a member of the Alpha Chi national honor society. Dr. Runyan received his dental training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in May of 2006.

With a special interest in dental implants, he has completed a post-grad Preceptorship in dental implantology. Dr. Runyan has also completed prestigious courses at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry from the Spear education continuum, is actively a member of the Spear Study Club and has advanced training in Cerec Technology. He is also certified in enteral sedation. Dr. Runyan is a member of several accredited organizations such as the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, the 17th District Dental Society and is a board member of Abilene’s Presbyterian Medical Care Mission.

Dr. Runyan believes that one of the greatest clinical and diagnostic tools is listening and has based his philosophy for treatment on this principle.

Meet Our Caring Team

Robin – Office Manager


Office Manager

Robin is the office manager for Dr. Finley & Dr. Runyan. We are confident that with her 30+ years experience in the dental and orthodontic field, she will be able to assist you with scheduling or financial needs. Robin and her husband, Kevin, have two grown children, Jared and Ashley, who are both graduates of Texas A&M University.

Laura – Hygienist



Laura obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Midwestern State University. Laura has an exceptional understanding of dental anxieties and she takes great care to create a relaxing atmosphere to provide you with a gentle yet thorough professional cleaning. Laura and her husband, Jonathan, have a son, Mason and a playful dog named Ace.

Natalie – Hygienist



Natalie graduated from Howard College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has over 25 years expericence in the dental field. She was a dental assistant for 18 years before becoming a dental hygienist in 2007. She takes pride in educating you with the latest products and methods to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Natalie has two grown children, Vivian and Ashley.

Lisa – Hygienist



Lisa graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Lisa loves interacting with you on a personal basis and would like to help you achieve optimal oral health and overall health in the body. Lisa and her husband, Glynn, have four children including triplets, Baleigh, Madison, Patrick and Kenzie.

Josie – Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Josie is a Registered Dental Assistant with certifications in CPR and Nitrous Oxide. She has been apart of our team for over 12 years. Josie thrives on making sure you are at ease and are educated on all of your dental options. She enjoys answering your questions and shares the common goal of achieving your best smile. Josie has three children, Morgan, Kamryn and Hunter.

Dana – Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Dana is a Registered Dental Assistant and completed her training at Allied Health Careers in Austin. She has been in dentistry for over 15 years. We are positive that her experience in dentistry will assist you in making educated choices for your dental care. Dana is an expert at making you feel comfortable and secure during your dental treatment. Dana has two children, Tiffany and Thomas.

Our Dental Philosophy

Genuine Care

Every good thing our patients have to say about us has to do with how well they are treated here. You are not just another tooth to be fixed—you truly matter to us. We know that you have unique needs, and we will treat you as the wonderful individual you are. We look forward to building a lasting relationship with you through the years.

Listening Ear

We truly care about our patients, and we know that the best way to fully understand your needs is to listen. We listen carefully to your wants, concerns and desires for your care. Beyond that, we take the time to get to know you personally and enjoy hearing about your life outside of our office. As we get to know you, we will be able to customize your dental experience and better serve you. At Finley & Runyan, you will be listened to and understood.

Patient Education

We know how important clear communication and thorough explanation are in order to make good decisions regarding your care. We won't leave you in the dark here. We’re happy to explain the details of your oral health in an easy-to-understand manner and will answer any questions you might have. We will never push or pressure you into a treatment you don’t want or need. You will feel knowledgeable and empowered in all your dental decisions.

Welcoming Environment

We pride ourselves in our ability to transform a normally uncomfortable experience into a positive one. When you walk through our doors, you will be greeted by friendly faces and treated with compassion and respect. During treatment, we offer everything from sedation for anxious patients to television, earphones with music, sunglasses and warm towels for your comfort. Additionally, we make every effort to keep appointments running on time and smoothly.

Continual Improvement

Because you truly matter to us, we invest in the latest dental techniques and technologies. We consistently improve our practice so that we can deliver better and better service. Our skilled team participates in continuing education to stays up-to-date on the best dentistry available, including digital x-rays, lasers and digital scanners. We will continue to improve with you in mind.

Friendly Team

Our patients love our family-friendly environment and happy team. We strive to help you feel relaxed and at ease during each visit, and we know that when you join our dental family, you will feel right at home. Our highly-skilled team is delicate and gentle when delivering care. We are professional, yet fun to be around. Whether you are two or 102, we genuinely care about every individual that walks through our doors and will always keep your best interests in mind.

If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We’re passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

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