About Me

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 spending time with family and traveling.

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 Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.


2008Bachelor of Science in BiologyOhio University
2012Doctor of Dental MedicineCase Western Reserve University