Our Team

At Abilene Family Dentists our employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of your dental outcome.


We are dedicated to working together as a team to provide quality dental care.  Our patients come first and our relationship with you is something we value.  Our goal for each visit is to provide you with a soothing and safe environment where you can enjoy yourself and expect to receive excellent dental results.


Our team is ready to help you fullfill your needs with the very best in treatment options, from cosmetic makeovers, dental implants, Six Month Smiles, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening and many more!


Whatever your dental needs may be, we are here to help!  We will customize a treatment plan just for you to fit your dental goals.  You will look and feel more confident and be proud of the results we have achieved together. 


Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

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

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 Bachelors 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. 


Office Manager


Robin is the office manager for Dr. Finley & Dr. Runyan.  We are confident with her 30+ years experience in the dental and orthodontic field she will be able to assist you with and 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 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 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 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.



Financial Coordinator


Brandi has 11 years of medical/dental experice.  She specializes in assisting with your financial and insurance questions and is skilled in helping you to maximize your insurance benefits and discover ways to open new financial doors to achieve your dental goals.  Brandi also manages our marketing and social media and takes pride in building relationships and creating an interactive atmosphere with you.  She and her husband, Luke, have two daughters, Brilynn and Presley.


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.


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.

Contact Us Today!

Abilene Family Dentists


Finley & Runyan, L.L.P.
2201 S Danville Dr

Abilene, TX 79605

Phone: 325 692-6031 325 692-6031

E-mail: smiles@elmcreekabilene.com


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