PO Box 949 California, MD 20619
E-mail: [email protected]

Meet Our Team!

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.



Suzanne - Registered Dental Hygienist
Suzanne has lived and worked, as a Dental Hygienist, in St. Mary's County for the past 13 years. Being a former military spouse, Suzanne has experienced living in many places across the U.S and even in Japan. Some of the states that she had the opportunity to reside and work in are California, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Maryland. Having lived at these different locations enabled Suzanne to gain a wide spectrum of technical knowledge, professional skills and quality care that she brings to Bay Dental Group clients. Suzanne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Medical College of Georgia. She began working for a Periodontist after graduation and became instantly fascinated with the Periodontics profession. Suzanne is particularly passionate about providing top-notch quality care to her patients while, simultaneously, helping them reach their dental goals. 

Suzanne participates in the local Mission of Mercy and she has traveled to Peru providing dental treatment "to restore dignity and healing through Love" by providing free (dental) healthcare. Other volunteer events that Suzanne participates in are the St. Mary's County Mediation Center and almost any event that supports our military. 

When not performing as a Hygienist, Suzanne enjoys seeking adventures with her two young-adult children (Jake and Savannah). Together they enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, and wakeboarding.


Keyanna- Office Manager

With 12 years of experience in the Dental field, Keyanna joined our team in September 2013. Keyanna was born and raised in Charles County Maryland and is a proud, loving, and caring wife and mother of  three beautiful children.  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.