Dr. James R. Wise, DDS

1025 Calimesa Blvd STE 2, Calimesa, CA 92320
Opens today at 8:00am
Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Finnie is an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University Department of Orthodontics. She works closely with students and other faculty members in the Universitys orthodontic clinic, which allows her to keep uptodate on the latest treatment options and philosophies.

Dr. Finnie also regularly attends continuing education lectures and courses, in order to stay current on all the latest information and technology related to orthodontics. This ongoing learning gives her additional tools and insights, ensuring patients receive the best possible treatment and achieve long-lasting, beautiful results.

Dr. Finnie was raised in the Cherry Valley/Beaumont area of the Inland Empire,and has lived in Yucaipa since 2002. Dr. Finnie is a first generation American: her father is from Scotland and her mother is from Germany. She enjoys spending time with family members who live nearby, as well as visiting others in Boston and Scotland.

Dr. Finniealso loves spending time with her adopted rescuepets. A huge animal lover, Dr. Finnie is a regular supporter of several animal welfare organizations that help and/or rescue abused, neglected, or endangered animals.

I could not be more proud of my staff. Each team member is knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and compassionate. They are well-trained and regularly expand their skills and knowledge through continuing education.

Beyond their professionalism and commitment to their careers, the team takes pride in maintaining a comfortable, welcoming environment. Together, we ensure each patient and their family feels secure, informed, and engaged with their orthodontic experience. -Dr. Finnie

Dr. James R. Wise, DDS - General dentist in Calimesa, CA

I like all the detailed, behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating a great smile. Dr. Finnie is detailed-oriented and cares about patient comfort and well-being, as do my teammates. We work hard to keep everyone smiling while changing smiles!

My career started in the mid-70s: I have an RDA license as well as coronal polishing and X-ray certificates. I joined this practice in the 80s and love it here. As the Insurance Administrator, I handle benefits verification, billing, follow-up, and problem-solving.

My family and I live in Highland. My husband Larry, whos retired from United Parcel Service, and I have a son, Matthew, who works for the USPS. My mom lives with us and Im involved with her care; we have a dog and cat, too. The guys are sports fans and love golf. Im a do-it-yourselfer and love crafts, gardening, and interior design.

Dr. James R. Wise, DDS - General dentist in Calimesa, CA

I like meeting patients and parents and watching beautiful smiles being created. It is a blessing to be part of the changes that take place during treatment. I especially like having returning family members and watching families grow!

I love spending my free time with family and friends, traveling, camping, crafting, reading, and trying new restaurants. My daughter keeps me busy with plays and volunteering at events with the Disneyvolunteers. I live on 2.5 acres in the High Desert and love watching the critters: the birds, rabbits, and my dog, Abby.

Dr. James R. Wise, DDS - General dentist in Calimesa, CA

Im a Registered Dental Assistant, have worked in the field since 1993, and was fortunate to join this practice in 2000. My days are spent in the clinic, where I assist Dr. Finnie with procedures and provide patient care.

I have loved living and working in the same town for many years. Its fun to know our patients through the office and town activities! My other job is taking care of my boys and home. Shane, my husband of more than 20 years, is a Fire Captain and Dakota, our son, is on the high school football and mountain bike teams.

Dr. James R. Wise, DDS - General dentist in Calimesa, CA

I like getting to know our patients and being part of creating beautiful smiles. Each patient has their own needs and Dr. Finnie designs a treatment plan that works for the individuals situation. She, and my coworkers, are the best people. We are united to create great smiles!

I am a Registered Dental Assistant and joined the team in 2010, having started in the dental field in 1990. Working in the back, I provide chairside assistance during procedures and offer patient care and education.

My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and recently became empty nesters. We enjoy spending time with our two sons,watching our daughter play college softball,and love going to the beach and being in the sun.

Dr. James R. Wise, DDS - General dentist in Calimesa, CA

I like getting to know patients and families, making sure everyone feels at home at the office, and seeing new smiles. Our practice feels like a family: we help each other and make every patient our top priority during visits!

Dr. James R. Wise, DDS - General dentist in Calimesa, CA

It is a pleasure to see the changes that happen from the start of treatment to the end and watching each patients smile transform right before my eyes. Dr. Finnie does great treatment, our team works really well together, and we all love helping people love their smiles!

Being with my family is my favorite place to be. Ive been happily married for almost 30 years. We have four wonderful boys, two amazing daughters-in-law, and two beautiful grandchildren. We are all very involved in our church, Calvary Chapel. I enjoy singing on the worship team every Sunday and most Wednesdays.

  • Dr. Finnie has been practicing since 2000. In addition to her dental degree, and MS in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, she is part of the teaching faculty at Loma Linda University Department of Orthodontics. She grew up in the area, and is happy to be creating smiles for her friends and neighbors!
  • Most of our clinical and customer service staff members have been part of the practice for over 20 years. Together, we have more than 150 years of experience and update our skills through continuing education. We also live in the Inland Empire and are active in the community. We love running into current and former patients and families at local events and immediately recognizing those great smiles!
  • Our practice has served the Calimesa area for more than 30 years. Dr. Wise, the previous owner, was Dr. Finnies orthodontist! When he decided to retire, he entrusted the practice to Dr. Finnie, knowing shed continue his legacy of patient-centered care.
  • Properly positioned teeth improve the bite, decreasing stress on the jaw joints and aiding in chewing for better digestion. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, too, which decreases the likelihood of future dental and gum disease.

    When designing your unique treatment plan, Dr. Finnie considers what approach will provide you with the greatest oral health improvement, as well as the most becoming results. She looks to the long-term, crafting beautifully healthy smiles that last!

    For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

    When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.

    Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

    Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

    Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

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