All our professionals at Bay Dental Group maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Cheryl Budd- Endodontist
Our root canal specialist (Endodontist), Dr. Budd, is a highly-trained, Board Certified Specialist in endodontics, with over 30 years of dental practice experience. She received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia and her advanced graduate specialty certificate in endodontics from the U.S. Army Graduate Training Program at Ft. Gordon, GA, graduating in the top of her residency class. Dr. Budd has served our country as a dentist in the U.S. Army Dental Corps in the U.S.A, Asia, and Europe. While serving in Europe, she presented multiple lectures in Endodontics to general dentists and taught a 3 hour Board Certification course for Military Advanced General Dentistry Candidates. She achieved Board Certication in the specialty of Endodontics in 1993 and is currently the only practice owner, Board Certified Endodontist in St. Mary's and Calvert counties where her 2 offices are located.
Dr. Budd is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Board of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, The Maryland State Dental Association, and the Patuxent Dental Society. She is an associate member of the American Academy of Periodontics. She stays current in her specialty by attending continuing education meetings from these dental associations and other educational dental societies.
Dr. Budd's hobbies include music and boating. For the past 10 years, she has volunteered weekly at a local nursing home in the community, providing piano and keyboard music for Sunday Services for immobile Nursing Home residents. Dr. Budd's humor, compassion, and comforting chairside manner will help make your root canal visit a positive one.
Dr. Robert Prior- Periodontist
Dr. Robert Prior, who is currently the only Board Certified Periodontist in St. Mary's and Calvert counties, has over 35 years of experience.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his specialty traning residency in Periodontics at Eisenhower Medical Center in Augusta, GA. Shortly thereafter, he earned his board certification in Periodontics.
Dr. Prior taught in the graduate periodontics residency program at Ft. Gordon, GA for 3 years.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, he opened his practice here in Southern Maryland and has enjoyed every opportunity to serve the people of Southern Maryland for the past 20 years.
Additionally, he has extensive additional advanced training in implants and bone augmentation.
Dr. Prior is a member of the Patuxent Dental Society and has served as President of that society. He is also member of the Maryland State Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and is a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantology.
Keyanna Yates- Office Manager
With 12 years of experience in the Dental field, Keyanna Yates joined our team in September 2013. Keyanna was born and raised in Charles County Maryland and is a proud, loving, and caring mother of 3 and a soon to be wife to her high school sweetheart. Throughout Keyanna’s dental career she has excelled and developed into a well-rounded dental professional, as she has worked almost every position in the field with the exception of a Dental Provider, from a Sterilization Technician to a Regional Administrator. Keyanna has a true passion and desire in life to help people.