Dr. Tracy Bowden attended dental school at the Medical College of Virginia, graduating with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1987. He received his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from MCV in 1989 and is certified in pediatric advanced life support. He has practiced in the Timonium, Maryland, area for 28 years and advances his dental knowledge monthly through continuing education.
Dr. Bowden is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Baltimore County Dental Association, in which he has past served as president. He is well respected in the Greater Baltimore dental community and is consistently recognized as one of the top pediatric dentists in the state, according to an annual survey conducted by Baltimore Magazine.
Dr. Bowden’s goal as a dentist is to positively impact his patients’ lives by helping them maintain a happy, healthy smile through childhood and into adulthood. He takes great pride in the relationships he has built with many families over the years.Dr. Bowden has three sons, one of whom practices with him at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry. His hobbies include tennis, traveling, and spending quality time with his children and family.
Austin Bowden, DDS
Dr. Austin Bowden, son of Dr. Tracy Bowden, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and attended dental school at the prestigious University of Maryland, where he graduated at the top of his class in 2014. While in dental school, he served as the president of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry student chapter and was actively involved in the Hispanic Dental Association. He received his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in June 2016. Dr. Austin has practiced in our office part time since June 2014 and has been a full-time team member since July 2016.
Dr. Austin is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Baltimore County Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of the Gama Pi Delta Operative Dentistry Honor Society and continues to advance his dental education on a monthly basis.
Dr. Austin comes from a family of dentists, with 8 close relatives, including his mother and father, who are also dentists. He enjoys making lasting impressions on his patients and interacting with their parents. As a dentist, his goal is to provide the highest quality of care in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment.
Dr. Austin is proficient in Spanish. His hobbies include baking, traveling, skiing, and trying new food!
Margie Hernandez, DDS
Dr. Hernandez graduated with her bachelor’s degree from University of Richmond and attended dental school at the University of Maryland, where she graduated with her DDS degree in 1990. She received her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. in 1989 and has been practicing in the Baltimore area ever since.
Dr. Hernandez is board certified through the American Board of Pediatric dentistry and is also a member of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Like Dr. Bowden, she is held in high regard amongst the Greater Baltimore dental community and is consistently recognized as one of the top pediatric dentists in the state, according to the annual survey conducted by Baltimore Magazine.
Dr. Hernandez’s goal as a dentist is to provide a safe, comfortable, and happy environment for her patients while providing quality care. She takes pride in truly enjoying her profession and believes the most rewarding aspect of her job is seeing her patients grow up and mature over the years. Dr. Hernandez is married and has 2 children, both whom are currently in college. Her hobbies include weightlifting, yoga, meditation, and skiing.
Cynthia S., RDH, CDA – Clinical Coordinator & Dental Hygienist
Cynthia has been with our team for 18 years and has 27 years of experience in the dental field, beginning as a certified dental assistant and progressing into other areas of dentistry, including general anesthesia cases and dental hygiene. She has been a registered dental hygienist for 16 years. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at BCC in 2001 with the highest clinical grade chairside and was honored with the Hu Friedy Balden Scaler Award for her high level of competency in the clinic.
Cynthia is proud of what our practice stands for and strives to apply our philosophy in her daily work, treating both parents and children with respect and helping children to have a positive experience when they visit our dentist. She strives to provide the highest level of care and make the clinical areas of our practice as efficient as possible.
Cynthia is one of 8 children, and most of her family resides in Baltimore. Her hobbies include traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Anayancy M., RDH, DA – Dental Hygienist
Anayancy joined our practice in June 2014, and has 10 years of experience in dentistry – 8 years as a dental assistant and 2 years as a dental hygienist. She completed her dental education at Baltimore City Community College and Northern Essex Community College. Anayancy loves working with the children who visit our office!
In her spare time, Anayancy enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Denise S., CDA, DRT – Insurance Coordinator
Denise joined our team in 2015. She began working in the dental field as a dental assistant in 1995, and transitioned into an administrative role in 2015, although she still loves assisting chairside when needed. She joined the dental field as a way to help people.
Denise enjoys being with her family and friends and playing Wii sports. She is active as a Team mom. To our patients, she says, “Keep your smile healthy and happy! It is what people will always remember about you!”
Deborah S., DRT, DA – Dental Assistant
Debora joined our team in January 2016. She completed her dental training at the Fortis Institute in Townson, Maryland. She loves working with the children who visit our practice.
In her spare time, Debora enjoys reading and being with her family and friends.
Winnie D., QDA, DRT – Dental Assistant
Winnie joined our practice in December 2006, and has 26 years of experience in the dental field, including 15 years as a dental assistant in a general practice. She received her dental training at Baltimore City Community College.
Winnie loves to cook, bake, go bowling, and spend quality time with her family.
Andrea B., RDT, DA – Dental Assistant
Andrea joined our team in 2002. She completed her dental training at Medix and has almost 14 years of experience in the dental field. She completed her internship in a general dental practice and has been with our office ever since!
Andrea loves pending time with her family – going to the beach and taking her kids to the pool – and having craft night with her friends.
Mariann D., Office Manager
Bio coming soon!
Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry is committed to helping your child enjoy good oral health and a beautiful smile! When you visit our welcoming practice, we will provide your child with gentle, comprehensive dental care to meet his or her needs. Our services are also available in Spanish and Tagalog. Please call us at 410-828-5699 to learn more, and to schedule your appointment with our pediatric dentists. Drs. Tracy Bowden, Austin Bowden, and Margerie Hernandez serve Timonium, Cockeysville, Towson, Hunt Valley, and the Greater Baltimore area. We are excited to meet you!