I am passionate about being a dentist! I love my patients and making them happy. I am most excited when a very anxious, apprehensive person becomes one of my best patients and actually looks forward to their dental visits!
Serving three generations of families is the highlight of my career. I’ve had the opportunity to see children grow up into healthy young adults who then bring in their own children. I truly cherish the connections I’ve made with so many of my patients.
My promise to all my patients is to go above and beyond to make them happy with their dental care, overall experience, and treatment outcome.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science – Howard University, 1971
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Howard University College Dentistry, 1981
- General Practice Residency – Howard University Hospital, 1982
The past 30 years have been fantastic in respect to the advancement of dental technology and treatment options. To keep current with what’s newest, best, and most effective, I continue my education, having amassed several hundred hours of continuing education courses throughout my career. These courses allow me to increase my skill level and provide up-to-date, excellent dentistry and the latest technologies and techniques.
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Robert T Freeman Dental Society
- National Dental Society
Family and Community
As the daughter of a career US Military officer, I spent the first 12 years of my life living in Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Ft. Dix, New Jersey; and Germany before settling in Rahway, New Jersey. I’ve now lived in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for 23 years. I am married to Samuel Hyder and have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. My granddaughter is in college my grandson is a junior in high school, and they are the center of my life. I’ve also been blessed with two sisters and a great extended family.
In my free time, I like to stay close to home doing various home projects, and spending time with family and friends. I am also very involved in my church in various leadership and community positions.
Besides my church activities, I am involved with a community-based program which provides dental treatment in the local school system. I believe it is very important to make a difference in the lives of young children. I also do health fairs and have attended career days at schools. I am also very involved with my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., providing community outreach and scholarships.