Dr. Vernon is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Loyola University (New Orleans) 1996, Dr. Vernon went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002. As the daughter of a pediatrician, you might say it was in her DNA to seek her Dental Residency and Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Vernon sought out and was matched into her Pediatric Residency Program, completing her multi-year 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 came true!
Dr. Vernon has practiced pediatric dentistry in Anne Arundel County since completing her residency in 2004. She has been privileged to practice what she loves (pediatric dentistry) and to treat and care for many children. Dr. Vernon is humbled by the recognition brought to her by parents, children and colleagues, including her recognition as a selected “Top Doc” for Pediatric Dentistry in Annapolis’ What’s Up magazine, her recognition as one of the “Favorite Docs” for Pediatric Dentistry in Chesapeake Family Magazine , and her peer selection as a “Top Dentist — Pediatric Dentistry” in Baltimore Magazine.
To stay up-to-date on all the latest advancements in the field of pediatric dentistry, Dr. Vernon maintains active memberships with professional dental organizations, including:
Dr. Vernon also serves on the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School, where she is an attending and teaching pediatric dentistry. In addition to her passion for pediatric dentistry, Dr. Vernon is passionate for the work of the Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter (a homeless prevention shelter for adults and families), St. Mary’s Catholic Church programs, as well as other local child based programs.
Dr. Vernon is married to her college sweetheart, Keith T. Vernon, and together they are proud parents of three amazing children, Cameron, Madison and Coleton. The family also has a Golden Retriever named Thor! Together the family enjoys the kids’ sports programs, the water, parks, museums, and just about anything outdoors!