To deliver great dental work, a family atmosphere and easy access and communication in a beautiful state of the art environment.


meet our dentists

Dr. Anna M. Finkler is a native of Maryland and resides locally with her husband and 2 children in Pikesville. She speaks fluent Russian and enjoys traveling and Scuba Diving in her spare time.

She earned her Bachelors of Sciences degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County graduating with honors in 2004 majoring in Biology with a Psychology minor. In 2008 she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Finkler interned at the Kernan Medical Center working on adults and children with special needs. Following graduation, Dr. Finkler came on board with Larry A Layton and Associates and established herself as an integral component of this thriving practice. Dr. Finkler went on to purchase the practice from Dr. Layton in 2015 and moved the practice from Slade Avenue to its modern facility in the Executive Center at Hooks Lane.

She prides herself on staying abreast of the latest technological advancements in dentistry. She has advanced education, training, and certifications in a broad range of dental services such as Implant placement and restoration, Esthetic dentistry and the use of CEREC Digital Impression Scanning techniques allowing crowns to be completed in one day. She is a member of the Maryland State Dental Association, International Team for Implantology, Cerec Study Club, Terrapin Study Club, Owings Mills Study Club, and Baltimore magazine's Best Dentist since 2009.

Anna Finkler, dds

Melissa (Elliott) Wood, DDS joins our practice after working for over eight years at Harford County Dentistry. She has experience in all aspects of dentistry and focuses on providing comprehensive general and preventive dental care to her patients. Dr. Wood takes pride in her ability to connect with patients on a personal level. This allows her to develop treatment plans to meet each patient's unique goals and needs. Dr. Wood is committed to staying on the leading edge of dentistry and keeping up to date with the latest advancements and technologies.

Dr. Wood is a Maryland native. She grew up in Baltimore County and attended Maryvale Preparatory School. She graduated from Loyola University of Maryland, magna cum laude. She notes the highlight of her college experience was studying abroad in New Zealand. She received her dental education at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She enhanced her studies by partaking in the University of Maryland's Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. In her spare time Dr. Wood likes to workout, read, travel (especially to the beach), cheer on the Ravens and spend time with her family and friends. She lives in Timonium with her husband, Mike, and her son, Cameron.

Melissa elliott-wood, DDS

Dr. Mark Briner, raised in Cumberland, Maryland and currently living in Cockeysville, joins our practice directly from his longstanding business in Towson. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he received a BA degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences in 1983. In 1988, he earned his DDS degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he was a member of both the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society and one of Dr. Frank Serio's initial Dominican Dental Mission Teams, volunteering to provide desperately needed dental treatment to outlying villages in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Since graduating, he has been working in private practice, predominantly in business for himself since 1997, and continuing his education with advanced training in a variety of techniques including the latest in cosmetic dental updates, prosthodontics, advanced restoration of dental implants, Cerec; same day crowns. He also is licensed provider for Clear Alignment System orthodontic therapy, providing his adult patients with alternatives to traditional braces with metal-free orthodontic options. Dr. Briner has extensive fine arts training which assists him immensely in the aesthetic proficiency of his cosmetic dental practice. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Briner is very active in the fine and theatrical arts, serving on the board of directors for several local theatrical organizations as well as alternately working as a performer, director, costume designer, and producer for various production companies throughout the Baltimore/DC metro areas, as well as being a published playwright. He is also the father of two immensely talented children who are pursuing artistic careers in Dallas and New York.

Mark briner, dds

Dr. Stephen A. Weiner, a native Marylander, lives in Annapolis with his wife of 48 years, Sandra. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in psychology and then received a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Weiner entered the Air Force and completed an advanced dental residency while stationed in Bitburg Germany. Returning to Baltimore he opened a private practice on Reisterstown Road. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Weiner was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland Department of Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for 25 years. He moved into a new office on Slade Avenue in May 1987. In 2018, Dr. Weiner merged his practice with Dr. Anna Finkler's practice at the Cosmetic Dental Center.

He is an avid reader and a life long learner who enjoys traveling and photography. His hobbies also include fishing and kayaking.


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Proudly serving patients throughout Baltimore, MD, through exemplary and comprehensive dental care.

The Executive Center At Hooks Lane
4 Reservoir Circle, Suite 100
Pikesville, MD 21208

cosmetic dental center




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