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Meet Dr. Melody Ward, DDS MS

Dr. Melody Ward

Periodontics has given me the chance to combine my passion in dentistry as well as in surgery. It allows me the opportunity to work closely with my patients to teach them about their periodontal and gum health and how it relates to their overall well-being. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and am grateful that my profession affords me the opportunity to build relationships with them.


I received my Bachelors in Science at the University of California, San Diego where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I attended Dental school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where I received my Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Having loved the school, I also completed my residency in Periodontics where I also received a Masters in Science. I feel fortunate to have had excellent clinicians as my instructors during my residency training. Though I perform and enjoy all aspects of periodontal and implant surgery, treating gum recession has become a big part of my practice and is a favorite procedure of mine. In 2014, I became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Family Life

I grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and now live in Towson with my husband Charlie and our son Cyrus. I enjoy being outdoors, gardening and baking when I’m not busy with dentistry. I also cannot get enough time with our son and watching him grow!

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Just want to tell you how much I appreciate your work and to thank you for my new smile! My front teeth appear so natural and pretty now that I can’t stop showing them off! Thank you so much.

Linda E.

Dental Hints

You should not keep your toothbrush near a toilet.

The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet. Yuck!

Dental News

Electric brush vs. manual brush

We are always asked about the difference between a manual brush and an electric brush. Is it really better to use an electric brush? Absolutely! Your hand will never be as fast as the electric brush no matter how much you exercise. It is always obvious to us who is...

In response to the Associated Press article about dental flossing.

A recent article from the Associated Press indicating that there is little evidence to support flossing has caused a lot of ripples among dental professionals and patients alike. Flossing has been recommended by the Surgeon General since 1979 . However since the...