Meet Our Frederick, MD Periodontists

Frederick Periodontal-212Harold “Hal” Snyder, D.D.S., M.S., exudes passion for dentistry and periodontics.  A life-long learner, he attends numerous dental continuing education meetings, is a member of Mission of Mercy, the Frederick County Dental Society, and is President of the Frederick FSK Dental Study Club.  What does that mean for our patients?….a doctor who is at the forefront of the latest techniques, materials, and technology.  Treatment recommendations are evidence-based from current scientific studies, not a sales pitch from a company.  Dr. Snyder is a Board Certified Periodontist who graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (with  distinction), and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He completed his periodontal residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and received his Master’s Degree at the Medical College of Georgia. His distinguished 23-year military dental career provided him with extensive clinical experience in all aspects of dentistry and periodontics. He has 25 years of dental implant experience and has placed thousands of implants. Dr. Snyder is an accomplished clinician in all complex periodontal and implant procedures but, is especially adept in periodontal plastic surgery achieving unmatched cosmetic results.

Dr. Snyder is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a former Associate Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has received numerous academic and professional awards and has lectured internationally. A decorated veteran, Colonel Snyder was awarded both the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit medals. In 2007, he and his family relocated to Frederick after purchasing Frederick Periodontal Associates.


Frederick Periodontal-095Keyla Torres, D.M.D., MS., a Board Certified Periodontist with advanced training in Periodontics, Implants and Prosthodontics, joined Frederick Periodontal Associates in 2012. Her professional passion for Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy, Implant Dentistry and Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery are demonstrated in her ongoing continuing education in these specializations. Dr. Torres is experienced in the placement and restoration of dental implants, including full mouth reconstruction and also has extensive surgical training in numerous soft and hard tissue grafting techniques, which include: guided bone regeneration, sinus augmentation, block grafts ridge splitting, soft tissue grafts, esthetic crown lengthening and ridge preservation.

Dr. Torres is a member of the Dean’s Faculty and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, Graduate Periodontics Department, where she trains residents in Periodontics and Implants. Committed to helping those in need, she participates in medical missions that take her to locations throughout the United States and beyond. Dr. Torres and her husband and family live in Ellicott City.