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Welcome to the Ward, Byrne & Conklin Dental Group

Dr. Denny Byrne Voted Balitmore's Best DentistAll of the team at the Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group believe everyone deserves the opportunity to have a beautiful smile. Whether you are an adult, child, or teen, we can provide you with an unmatched level of care in a family friendly environment.

We recognize that all of our patients are unique, and deserve to receive care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.




Allyson has been with the Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group since graduating from the University of Maryland Dental Hygiene School in 2011. Prior to that, Allyson received her bachelor’s degree from Towson University in Health Science with a concentration in Community Health Education. With this background Allyson believes in educating patients to help them achieve the highest level of oral health. In her free time Allyson enjoys exercising, yoga and traveling with her husband Scott.



Cathleen has been with Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group since 2008. She graduated with honors from the Harrisburg, PA Dental Hygiene program in 2008. Prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist, she spent several years as a qualified dental assistant and thus, has a breadth of knowledge on the various aspects of dentistry unequaled in the profession. Cathleen resides in southern Pennsylvania with her husband Matt. Cathleen enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and hanging with her dogs.



Laurie joined Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group in 2011 when Dr. Brophy retired. Laurie graduated from University of Southern California with her degree in dental hygiene in 1985. Laurie loves that what might seem like a monotonous job of cleaning teeth is actually always changing. Through evolving technologies and highs and lows of her patients every day is very different. Laurie has enjoyed getting to experience her patients’ lives with them and that even long time patients still have the ability to surprise her. In her spare time Laurie loves spending time with her 3 boys, 3 girls (2 are furry) and her husband Pete cheering on their favorite college teams. As a family they try and spend as much time together as possible which is getting more difficult as they grow up!




Malinda joined Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group in 2011 when Dr. Brophy retired. Malinda has been working in the dental field since 1980, first as a chairside assistant and later as Office Manager.  With her background in assisting Malinda likes that she is able to help patients feel more confident in the treatment being recommended. In this way, she feels able to share her caring personality with patients who throughout the years have become friends. In her free time Malinda likes to entertain, she is active in her church and enjoys relaxing by the pool with her husband Bill, her children, and grandchildren.



Nicole joined Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group in 2009 from Dr. Reier’s office after his retirement. Nicole who is now our treatment coordinator has been a certified dental assistant since 1986. Nicole loves getting to know patient’s whole family and treating them like they are her own. With her experience in both front and back she is our go-to girl, jumping in to assist and handling all insurance problems.  Nicole enjoys camping, cleaning (seriously), and hanging with her husband Gary, their 6 children and 8 grandchildren.



Sophie joined Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group in 2011 with no interest in dentistry!  As our business manager, Sophie is the unseen machine who keeps the wheels turning and eats, breathes, and sleeps WBC Dental Group. She loves that her job has both technical and creative elements. In her free time, Sophie likes to sleep with software manuals. Sophie, her husband Danny, their little girl, and their big dog live in Severna Park.


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Bobby joined Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group in 2010. Bobby’s role as Lab Coordinator was a new role but he quickly made himself indispensable.  With his detailed oriented personality and careful attention to detail he has lifted the quality of our lab. Bobby loves that in this job a small change can make a big difference, and seeing the differences that the right technique can produce.  In his free time Bobby participates in lots of athletic activities including basketball, soccer, and football. Bobby is also our draft master! Whether it is NFL, NBA, or MLB he manages them all with ease in a custom suit of course.



Rose joined Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group in 1991. Rose has a lot of roles to fill, whether she is assisting, ordering or keeping us all in line she is constantly busy! Rose likes when she is able to see her patients’ mouths transform through large restorative cases. In recent years, she has enjoyed getting to assist with periodontics and learning the techniques of those surgeries. In her free time Rose loves tennis whether she is playing herself, watching her kids play, or enjoying the pros on TV. Rose also enjoys watching comedies and attending West Indies parties because they include a lot of dancing.



Susan joined Ward, Byrne and Conklin Dental Group in 2012. She received her dental assisting certification through Maryland State Dental Association in Columbia and has worked in Oral Surgery and General Dentistry since 2006. With her background in oral surgery, Susan enjoys assisting with periodontal surgery, extractions, and implant cases. A perfectionist at heart, Susan also likes performing the careful lab work that ensures that your crown has a perfect fit! In her free time Susan likes cooking (she is a great baker), going to amusement/water parks, and spending time with her family especially her 4 grandchildren.





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