Finkbine Family Dentistry
Every member of our team works diligently to create an atmosphere where you feel welcome and appreciated every time you arrive for a visit. Over the decades, we have developed a reputation as a caring team that consistently provides our patients with the highest quality dental treatment available. We know how to help you with all your needs, whether you need a hand to hold during a lengthy procedure or are struggling with your dental insurance coverage.
Our exceptional service is only possible with the help of a group of professionals who are dedicated to showing you the benefits of a healthy, happy smile. Please take a moment to get to know our team!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Dale Finkbine
Dr. Dale Finkbine grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State College of Dentistry in 1972 before joining US Navy Dental Corp. During his time in the Navy, he was transferred to Charleston. He decided to exit the Navy and establish a private practice in 1974.
Dr. Finkbine has always been involved in organized dentistry and is a member of both the International College and American College of Dentistry. He is also a member of the South Carolina Academy of Dental Practice Administration and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a dental honor society.
Dr. Finkbine and his wonderful wife Ellen have been married for 42 years and have four daughters, Amy, Betsy, Megan, and Joellen. The Finkbine family remains extremely tight knit and ever-expanding with four sons-in-law and 6 grandchildren with twins due in Nov (Dr. Megan's) totaling 8 by the end of 2017. Dr. Finkbine is a former member of the Board of Directors at Kanuga Conference Center and the South Eastern Regional Dental Testing Board. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Dr. Megan Finkbine Griffin
Dr. Megan Finkbine joined Finkbine Family Dentistry in July of 2010 after completing a year working for the Arctic Slope Native Corporation in Barrow, Alaska. She is a 2003 graduate of Wofford College and completed her DMD degree at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
During her time in Kentucky, she was president of the American Association of Women Dentists and in charge of the Saturday morning free pediatric clinic. Dr. Finkbine remained dedicated to public health as she spent a year working for the Inupiat Eskimo tribe of the North Slope and continues to return there to do temporary work from time to time.
Dr. Finkbine is a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She volunteers monthly at both the CIFC Dental Clinic and a free clinic in North Charleston. She also has done dental mission trips to Honduras and Guatemala. Dr. Finkbine loves the outdoors. She can often be found spending time in her kayak, at the beach, or walking in the Old Village.
Betsy Finkbine Shannon - Hygienist/Front Desk
Betsy joined the practice in 2011 and enjoys working with both Dr. Dale and Dr. Megan – especially since they are her dad and sister! She is our front desk manager and also works as a hygienist.
Betsy has been a hygienist since graduating from Trident Technical College with a degree in Allied Health in 1999. She enjoys her job because she loves meeting new people and interacting with our longtime patients.
Born and raised in Summerville, Betsy is married to her husband Leslie. She is the proud mother to Sophie and Rhett, the first grandson in our family! In her free time, Betsy enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, attending church, and hanging out with friends.
Kelly Viegel - Dental Hygienist
Kelly started working with Dr. Finkbine in 1987 as an assistant before returning to Trident Technical College to receive her degree in dental hygiene.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and son, Wyatt. Although she is only with us one day a week, we all enjoy Kelly’s lively personality. There is never a dull moment when she is around! Kelly says that she loves the relaxed yet professional atmosphere that we have in our office.
Tammy Daniels - Dental Hygienist
For over 28 years, Tammy has been a part of Dr. Finkbine’s dental team. She is a native of the low country and received her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the Medical University of South Carolina. Tammy loves her job and encourages her patients to be proactive in their dental treatment to maintain a healthy smile. Tammy can always be recognized by her contagious laugh; our patients have even nicknamed her Giggles and Smiley!
I love working at Finkbine Family Dentistry. Since I have been here for many years, I am now seeing third and fourth generations of families, which makes it like a family. I also love to see patients feel better about themselves after dental treatment. I do enjoy working with our team.
Tammy grew up in Mount Pleasant, SC and recently moved to Goose Creek. She spends her spare time with family, exploring the outdoors, going to the beach, walking on the piers, and going camping. Tammy and her husband Ricky have two daughters, Christy and Miranda, and two granddaughters, Lily and Irelynn.
Sarah Moyer - Dental Assistant
Sara attended Augusta Technical College and has been with us for eight years. She loves the camaraderie in our office and enjoys spending time with the team, working together to ensure that our patients leave our office with a healthy, happy smile.
Sara grew up in Augusta, GA, and in her free time, she enjoys working out, vacationing with family and friends, reading, and relaxing.
Sara Bauer - Dental Assistant
Sara is a native of Summerville, SC and attended dental assisting school and the Bridge to Clemson Program. She has been with us for nearly two years and enjoys working with our fantastic team because everyone gets along and supports each other while ensuring our patients enjoy excellent oral health.
Sara is the baby of four sisters, so she enjoys spending time with them whenever possible. She also enjoys DIY projects, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends.
Leurica Dawkins - Front Desk
I am fairly new to Charleston. I'm a good 'ol country girl from a small town upstate. Gaffney, SC is where I was born and raised. I love being in the Lowcountry. I joined the Finkbine family team in August 2017. I started out as a patient and enjoyed the office culture so much, I knew that I had to work here. I've been in the medical / dental field since 1999. It's exciting to know I'm a part of helping people have a beautiful smile. When I have free time, I enjoy going to the beach, reading, shopping, and cooking. When I'm not doing that, I'm busy being a mother to my 3 wonderful children; whose ages are 11, 4 and 5 months. We love being outdoors and creating our own kind of fun. We are quite a wild bunch!