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Dr. Maya A. Vernon

Oct 17, 2014 01:35PM ● By Cate Reynolds
 Dr. Maya A. Vernon
Vernon Pediatric Dentistry

Vernon Pediatric Dentistry practices what it loves by striving to fulfill three core principles: (1) all children and parents deserve to be comfortable in the office of Vernon Pediatric Dentistry, respected, and well informed when it comes to their child’s specific dental needs; (2) all children deserve the highest level of clinical, preventive and surgical dental procedures; and (3) all children deserve to reach the goal of a lifetime of exceptional oral health achieved through Doctor-to-patient-and-parent education, preventive measures and clinical measures when needed. And, as a Pediatric Dental office, the entire office and team is devoted to treating children from birth through 21 years of age. From the child and teen inspired office décor, the art and play room, the movie selection and theatre room, Vernon Pediatric Dentistry’s patients experience an atmosphere that is devoted to them - fun, comfortable and happy!

In order to meet the principles set for Vernon Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Vernon spent years preparing herself. A Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Loyola University (1996), Dr. Vernon went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude (2002). As the daughter of a Pediatrician and following her mother’s love for treating children, Dr. Vernon pursued her Dental Residency and Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry -- selected into her Pediatric Residency in 2002, and completing her multiyear Pediatric Dental Residency Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where she was awarded her Pediatric Dental Specialist Certificate in 2004. Her professional dream come true!

Continuing her professional pursuit, Dr Vernon went on to become a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Vernon’s patients and colleagues have voted her as a “Favorite Doc” in Chesapeake Family Magazine (Pediatric Dentistry), a “Top Dentist” in What’s Up? Annapolis Magazine (Pediatric Dentistry), and a “Top Pediatric Dentist” (Pediatric Dentistry) in Baltimore Magazine. Humbled by her patients’ and referring Doctors’ trust, Dr. Vernon strives to consistently provide exceptional individual Pediatric Dental care for her patients and continues to sharpen her skills through professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Vernon adds, “my mother instilled in me a belief that as a Doctor, it is a privilege to treat and care for children and teens, and it is with this respect and love that the exceptional team members at Vernon Pediatric Dentistry and i strive to bring our very best to all our patients with the goal of setting in place a lifetime of great oral health. I am grateful for being selected for this recognition and thankful for the exceptional work my team does to help fulfill the goals Vernon Pediatric Dentistry strives for in caring for all our patients.”

Vernon Pediatric Dentistry is centrally located in Severna Park in order to meet the growing needs for Pediatric Dentistry in Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Pasadena, Glen Burnie and surrounding communities.

Dr. Vernon is married to Keith. T. Vernon, Esq., and together they are proud parents of three amazing children: Cameron, Madison and Coleton. Together the family enjoys the area’s many activities including the kids’ sports programs, the water, parks, museums, and Saint Mary’s Church and youth programs.

Dr. Maya A. Vernon
Vernon Pediatric Dentistry
900 Ritchie Highway, Suite 101
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-544-4888 |


Q. Why worry about baby teeth if they are going to fall out anyway?

A. It’s important to achieve and maintain health in baby teeth. My goal as a pediatric dentist is to keep the baby teeth healthy to maintain function for eating, manage space for the developing adult teeth and ensure a healthy environment for those developing adult teeth. As a pediatric dentist, I strive to provide safe, comprehensive and compassionate care to your child to keep their baby teeth healthy. Healthy teeth are an integral part for a healthy body.

Maya A. Vernon, DDS, Vernon Pediatric Dentistry