Meet Our Team
Debbie Wallace, Treatment Coordinator
Deb is a native Marylander and resides in Crofton with her husband and two amazing boys. She graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor's of Science in Business. She has worked in management for 10 years.
During the three years she has worked in the dental field with Dr. Mugford, Deb has learned a great deal about the interesting business of periodontics and implants. Deb appreciates working with such a hardworking and educated team. She mostly enjoys working and learning about our patients. "Each patient has their own story. I believe it is our job to understand the needs of our patients and assist them to fulfill their ultimate goals."
Christine Maldeis, Treatment Coordinator
Christine graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with her Associate's degree, and then attended Towson University taking classes in the field of psychology. She has worked in the dental field for four years and has enjoyed being in such a rewarding field.
Christine is the mother to her busy daughter Emma, who is very involved with dancing and competing in local dance competitions. In her spare time, Christine loves to spend time with her family, read, and watch and attend baseball games. She was born in New York but has lived practically her whole life in the Pasadena area, and is an avid Orioles fan.
Gwen Pfundstein, Hygienist
Gwen attended the University of Virginia for two years and then graduated with a BS degree in Dental Hygiene in 1984. She worked for 10 years in a comprehensive restorative dental office in Virginia. Gwen has worked with Dr. Mugford for 18 years, studying and learning periodontics from the very best in the field. She has enjoyed providing quality, personalized care for her patients for many years.
Gwen has two grown children who continue to enrich her life. She has lived in Crofton for many years but now looks forward to a move to Annapolis in the near future. She enjoys spending time on the water, hiking, traveling, and listening to live local music.
Sherri Fredrickson, Hygienist
Sherri is a 1985 graduate of Westbrook College in Portland, Maine. She has worked with Dr. Mugford for over 20 years and is proud to provide exceptional dental care in an office that upholds the highest standards. Sherri enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Kris Ross, Surgical Assistant
Kris grew up in the Annapolis area and has been working in the dental field for 20 years. She received her training at Columbia Dental School for Radiation Health and Safety, and continued further training at Chesapeake College for her Expanded Function Certification.
Kris has worked with Dr. Mugford since 2006. All of her dental experience has been in the periodontal field. She enjoys educating patiens on their dental health and assisting the doctors in periodontal and implant surgeries.
Kris resides on the Eastern Shore. She loves being on the water and spending time with her family and friends.
Lauren Herndon, Surgical Assistant
Lauren has recently joined the staff at the Mugford Center. She comes to us with five years of experience and a great deal of education. Lauren received her training at the Maryland State Dental Association for her Expanded Function Certification in General Dentistry and Orthodontics. She is a hard worker and enjoys the field of periodontics.
Lauren grew up in the Baltimore area and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and just having fun!
Jenny Kramer, Surgical Assistant
Jennifer has worked in the dental field for 16 years. She received her training at the Maryland State Dental Association. She is certified in both Radiology and Expanded Functions. Jennifer has experience in both general and periodontal dentistry. Her responsibilities at our office include assisting the doctors and appointing/coordinating our treatment schedule. She has worked in our practice since 2009.
Jennifer's outside interests include spending time with family and friends. She recently celebrated the birth of her first child, a baby girl, in July 2015.
Brittany Speed, Surgical Assistant
Brittany began her dental career as a part-time dental assistant for her stepfather and uncle's dental practice. Little did she know it would quickly become a passion. Brittany loves being part of helping patients gain the confidence to smile again.
Brittany attended Anne Arundel Community College where she received her training and radiology license. She continues her education at AACC where she will complete her Expanded Function Certification in the winter of 2016. Over the past 11 years she has attended numerous continuing education courses, lectures, and happily joined the Mugford Center. She enjoys being part of a hard working team and learning from Dr. Mugford.
Brittany enjoys working out, sports, boating, painting and spending time with her very large family. With six brothers and two sisters, life can be very interesting!
Jody Mugford, Education Coordinator
Jody Mugford is the Manager of the Mugford Education Center and the Coordinator of the Triple Crown Study Club. Jody is a former teacher who earned her MS in Education from The University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Providence College.
Jody is Dr. Mugford's wife. Their shared passion for learning and education was the catalyst for founding the Mugford Education Center.
Dr. Mugford and Jody met when they were 15 and have been married for 29 years. They have three grown children, a son and two daughters and they live in Annapolis.
Jody's favorite things are doing family adventures and walking and playing with her dogs. In her spare time, Jody enjoys hiking, reading, cooking and traveling.