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Meet Our Team
Harold “Hal” Snyder, D.D.S., M.S.
Harold “Hal” Snyder, D.D.S., M.S., is a Board Certified Periodontist who graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (with distinction), and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He completed his periodontal residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and received his Master’s Degree at the Medical College of Georgia. His distinguished 23-year military dental career provided him with extensive clinical experience in all aspects of dentistry and periodontics. Dr. Snyder is an accomplished clinician in all complex periodontal and implant procedures but, is especially adept in periodontal plastic surgery achieving unmatched cosmetic results.
Dr. Snyder is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a fellow of the American College of Dentists Foundation, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a former Associate Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has received numerous academic and professional awards and has lectured internationally. A decorated veteran, Colonel Snyder was awarded both the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit medals. Dr. Snyder exudes passion for dentistry and periodontics. A life-long learner, he attends numerous dental and hygiene groups, is a member of Mission of Mercy, the Frederick County Dental Society, and is President of the Frederick FSK Dental Study Club. What does that mean for our patients? A doctor who is at the forefront of the latest techniques, materials, and technology. Treatment recommendations are evidence-based from current scientific studies, not a sales pitch from a company. In 2007, he and his family relocated to Frederick after purchasing Frederick Periodontal Associates.
Hygienists and Assistants
Star, R.D.H., Periodontal Hygienist
Dea, C.D.A./Q.D.A, Dental /Surgical Assistant
Dea, C.D.A./Q.D.A, Dental /Surgical Assistant, a graduate of Allegany College in Cumberland, MD where she received her training, has more than twenty five years of experience in the dental field, specifically in periodontics. Dea is a National Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), a Maryland Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA-Expanded Functions), and a licensed Maryland Radiologic Technician with CPR and OSHA certifications. Her role includes assisting the doctors during surgical procedures and helps make our patient’s experience as comfortable as possible.
In her spare time, Dea enjoys boating, fishing and camping. Her love is to be anywhere near the water with her husband, daughter and 2 dogs. She looks forward to meeting you!
Raychene, R.D.H., Periodontal Hygienist
Raychene, R.D.H., Periodontal Hygienist, has nearly thirty years of dental care experience. She is an active member of the State Dental Hygienist Professional Association (DHPA), the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), and the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association (MDHA). She has also served as a national committee officer for the ADHA. Raychene is dedicated to educating patients in the prevention of periodontal disease.
Dee Dee, Patient Coordinator, Q.D.A., Radiology Technician
Dee Dee is our Patient Coordinator. As an active Qualified Dental Assistant and licensed Dental Radiology Technician, she furthered her education through highly specialized courses specific to the operatory, dental lab, treatment planning and coordinating patient’s procedures with specialists while working in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. While under the mentorship of a doctor who placed trust in running the lab, chairside assisting in the most complex procedures and providing the best of comfort and care to the patient. Dee Dee has developed the skill for managing a patient’s needs and expectations while navigating the process and procedure.
Dee Dee believes the first step in providing care for a patient is developing trust and educating the patient to be the best advocate for their own health. Her goal is to raise the bar for the patient, ensuring that through understanding of the process they will be successful in obtaining their goals. Providing the best care, keeping the patient informed and at ease is her gift. Quality of life, through health and confidence to be the patient’s goal.
On Dee Dee’s down time you may find her managing her boyfriend’s art gallery at their home and unveiling his latest public art commission. She finds joy in her two children and the family bassett hound, Django.
Natalie, Insurance Specialist
Natalie is the Insurance Specialist for our practice. She has over ten year’s experience in the dental field and had the privilege of working for a general dentist in Frederick for most of that time. She was provided with many continuing education courses to understand new dental procedures, which in turn has been as asset now working in a specialists office.
She is responsible for processing all insurance claims and her attention to detail and persistence allows her to go above and beyond to maximize our patient’s insurance benefits. Her years of experience give her the ability to understand the recommended dental treatment. It has also given her the knowledge to help educate patients on why the procedure is necessary.
Her true expertise is customer service and making our patients feel like they are number one.
When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family of three children and husband of 16+ years. They enjoy watching movies together, eating good food and traveling as much as possible!
Katy is our Receptionist. Her primary role within our practice is to greet our patients with her warm and friendly smile. Katy strives to ensure our patients feel welcomed upon entering our practice. Katy is a forward thinker and as such, naturally gravitates toward problem-solving. Katy’s calm temperament, intelligence, and empathetic commitment to ensuring patients’ concerns are heard and satisfactorily addressed echoes our office philosophy and make her a seamless fit to our team.
Outside of work, Katy is an avid sports spectator who enjoys watching football, baseball, and hockey. She loves being outdoors, particularly at the beach, and is her happiest when with her family. Katy, along with E.E. Cummings believes “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” Please meet Katy and come face-to-face with her engaging smile, warm welcome, and above all, her absolute regard for your well-being and feel confident that you are in the right place to meet your periodontal needs.