Each member of our staff is a highly trained professional and genuinely committed to compassionate care for our patients. We work hard to make sure your visits at our Monroe, LA dentist office run smoothly and that you receive the best care possible.
Kelcie is one of our dental hygienists. She joined our team in 2016. She graduated from ULM in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is a long time resident of Monroe where she went to Ouachita Parish High School. Treating each patient with quality care and teaching the importance of good oral hygiene are two things she loves to do each day. While not at work, Kelcie loves to spend time with her husband, two children, and their English bulldog. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, hunting, and fishing.
Jenni graduated from Franklin Parish High School in 2013. She currently lives in Winnsboro, LA. She is married to Chance Mooney and has two little boys: Austin and Aiden. She attended an eight month dental course at Unitech. In her spare time, she enjoys spending the day with her sons, husband, and fur baby, Ursulla.
It's really great working for Dr. Finley. He's fun, very family-oriented and his education, the love for his education, which has led to all of the accreditation, but mainly just his desire to teach. He's really great helping me with things that I maybe not know as well and just really his desire to teach you is what is so great to work with him.
Ashley is one of our dental hygienists. She was born and raised in West Monroe. Ashley and her boyfriend, Nathan, live in West Monroe with their dogs Lucy and Lilly. She graduated from West Monroe High School in 2004. She received her Bachelors Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene from ULM in 2010. While at ULM, she was nominated for the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. Ashley joined our team in February of 2013. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, her nieces and nephews, her friends, and her dogs: Lucy and Lilly. Ashley is an avid runner and competes in local races throughout the year.
Rachel joined our team in 2014. She is a graduate from Ouachita Christian School. Rachel attended ULM and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2009. She has a daughter, Livi, and a son, Asa. Rachel loves spending time with her family and playing with her children.
I would say to come here because of how we treat everyone. We're very nice. We love to talk to people. We'll do anything for anyone, and we want them to feel comfortable and not scared.
When I brought my child, he's six, he had some cavities, which as the assistant, you do not want to hear. But I was so nervous for him because I did not want him to feel anything. Everyone made him comfortable, of course, and I keep peeking on him, but he did not feel a thing. He got a shot. He didn't even know he had a shot. Dr. Finley is that good at giving shots, when you can't even feel them.
I know he's going to do good work. My child comes here, my husband. Everyone that I know just about comes here. I would never go probably to another dentist if I didn't work here, either, because he's that good.
Jennifer joined our team in 2000. She graduated from Neville High School and is one of our expanded duty dental assistants. She and her husband, David, have a son, Krew. Jennifer enjoys working with our patients and training new staff members. Jennifer’s hobbies include going to LSU games and mud riding.
Dr. Finley has taken years and years extra courses to become accredited through the academy of cosmetic dentistry. He's gotten his accreditation, he's gotten his fellowship, which there are only 61 in the world. He does the majority of the work himself, he's a perfectionist he wants everything to be exactly right. I think a lot of people, we get people that have been all over and have had issues at other places and weren't satisfied with the work that they did. He is such a perfectionist and he sees everything like he's an artist. He has the eye of an artist is what I like to tell people because he sees everything differently.
Dawn joined our team in 1995. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1993 with a Bachelor of Physical Education. Dawn takes care of all aspects of the dental practice and loves visiting and getting to know the patients. She has held various positions in the practice over the years including Certified Dental Assistant. Dawn has a daughter named Chloe who she loves spending time with. Her hobbies include bowling, watching Chloe bowl, and coaching Chloe’s softball team.
Holly joined Bayou Dental in 2018. She is a 2005 graduate of Ouachita High School. She attended ULM where she became a member of Delta Omicron and later graduated in General Studies with an emphasis in music in 2013. Holly has been in dentistry since 2013, and she loves interacting with patients. Holly finds it very uplifting to see a person regain their smile and confidence through dentistry. She is now one of our Insurance Claims Specialists and looks forward to learning and growing in all realms of dentistry. Holly believes everyone deserves to smile and also believes a smile can turn anyone’s day around. She is very strong in her faith and love for God. On the weekends, Holly loves to spend time with her husband, two boys, and her family. Believe it or not, she is also an avid hunter and archer. Most importantly, Holly loves to sing whenever she can.
Jayda joined our team in 2017. She is a graduate of Bethel Christian School. She then attended a five month dental assisting program in Ruston, Louisiana. Jayda enjoys meeting new people and getting to know patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling to new places, hunting, and cooking. Eventually Jayda would like to further her career in hygiene and return to school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Mckenzee joined our team in 2018. She graduated from West Monroe High School in 2015. She attended the Louisiana Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy course in Bastrop, LA. She is one of our hygiene assistants. On her off days she likes to spend time with her friends and family. She also likes to go on mud rides with her boyfriend, Austin.
April started her journey with us at Bayou Dental in March of 2017. She loves interacting with our patients and seeing their smiles after each visit. April completed her EDDA certification in June of 2017 and loves to learn about new techniques in dentistry. On top of loving dentistry, she has been married to her husband, Tyler, for 12 years. They have three beautiful children: Chassity, Kylee, and Brody. April loves spending time in the outdoors and making memories with her family.
Krystal joined our team in May of 2017. She has been working in dentistry for eight years and is CPR and X-ray certified. She enjoys meeting patients’ needs and seeing the outcome of each procedure. Krystal also enjoys spending time with her daughter, Tyler Henley. She also loves anything to do outdoors: fishing, hunting, and going to the lake.
Julie is a 2013 graduate from Sterlington High School. After graduating, Julie began her journey in dentistry. She completed her EDDA certification soon after starting her dental career. Julie joined the Bayou Dental team in 2018, and truly has a heart for dentistry and patient care. Interacting with patients is a love for Julie, and she loves to help them every day. She has a heart of gold, and her loving spirit is infectious throughout the office. In September of 2017, Julie married the love of her life, Matthew Nowlin. They love providing a happy home for their three dogs. On the weekends, she loves to spend time with her husband and fur babies, rock out to Maroon 5, and go fishing when she’s not shopping.