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Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Southwest Dental Group, Your Dentist in Abilene, TX

Welcome! The dental professionals at Southwest Dental Group are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dental and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your teeth.

Our web site also provides you with background about our, staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose , you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Southwest Dental Group's capabilities and the services we offer, some of which are General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Invisalign, and Dental Implants. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Chance Finley
    DDS

    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.

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  • Clayton Runyan
    DDS

    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.

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  • Chris Proctor
    DDS

    Dr. Proctor believes that practicing dentistry is a special kind of service. Many patients have fear and anxiety from bad dental experiences in the past. Advances in dental technology can help them to overcome those concerns. He believes that dentistry has truly never been better or easier.

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  • Marilee Miers
    DDS

    Dr. Marilee Miers was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas graduating from Trinity University with the honors of Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Miers received her dental training from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

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  • Richard Gore
    DDS

    I’ve been practicing dentistry for more than 40 years and truly love what I do. I look forward to coming into the clinic on Monday morning; I know I’m going to have a day filled with fascinating conversations and happy smiles.


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Testimonials

What Our Patients Say About Us

    Such a wonderful experience! Dr. Finley was so gentle and his dental assistant Ashley was extremely caring. 10 out of 10 would recommend Southwest Dental Group, especially Dr. Finley and Ashley! My temporary teeth are absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait for my new smile! Thank you so much Dr. Finley and Ashley!!

    Madison G.

    Got a filling with Dr. Gore and he was the best! The staff at Southwest Dental Group are amazing and they genuinely care about you.

    Brianna S.

    Always a great experience at Southwest Dental!!! Even though they are in a much larger facility, it still feels like home. Everyone is kind and caring. Dr. Proctor is the best there is! I have sent many friends his way, and they love him, too.

    Christina D.

    Everyone is so friendly and welcoming! I would highly recommend getting your orthodontic work here, they are top notch with the newest technology and super cool gadgets! also such a beautiful facility :)

    Kara R.

    Dr. Proctor and his staff are fantastic!! I am a patient with lots of anxiety about going to the Dentist, and Dr. Proctor was able to tell me step by step what was happening in my mouth as he worked! Going forward I will not be as anxious to see Dr. Proctor! What a blessing! 😊

    Shelli B.

    Dr. Proctor and his staff do an outstanding job. They got me in quickly after cracking a tooth. They do a great job explaining the procedure. They truly care about their patients.

    Kellie G.

    The staff are pleasant and friendly. They always make me feel welcome and comfortable. I will recommend all my family and friends to get dental work at southwest dental group.

    Julie R.

    The wait time was so quick and super sweet staff. I have such sensitive teeth/gums and the hygienist was SO patient and did everything she could to make it a great experience. The best experience I’ve had and will definitely be recommending this facility to everyone!

    Annabelle C.

    Dr. Proctor and his team are absolutely fantastic. They go above and beyond in every aspect of your visit. Right when you enter the door of the new facility you are greeted with a smile and great atmosphere. The person care you receive from Dr. Proctor and his team are second to none. I would wholeheartedly recommend Southwest Dental Care to anyone looking for a great experience with your dental care

    Josh L.

    This is a wonderful practice. I am personally thankful for all the work Doctor Proctor has put into my teeth since 2014. His staff has always been very kind to me. Now they have moved to the state of the art facility. I love it.

    Gerry W.

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed