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Dr. Richard K. Whalen

Dr. Whalen is committed to delivering the best that dentistry has to offer … from state-of-the-art technology to exceptional comfort and personal attention.

  • General dentistry to keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • Restorative dentistry for optimal comfort, function and form
  • Cosmetic dentistry to enhance the appearance of your smile
  • TMJ treatment to return your jaw to comfort and eliminate pain
  • Hygiene and periodontal therapy to keep gums healthy and protect you from certain health risks
  • Implant dentistry to permanently replace missing teeth
  • Metal-free dentistry (i.e. no mercury fillings) to restore the health, strength and appearance of your teeth
  • Oral sedation to help even the most anxious patient completely relax
  • Advanced dental technology for earlier diagnosis, more conservative treatment and comfortable visits

Dr. Richard K. Whalen serves patients from all over Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam and Westchester Counties. These patients come from Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Fishkill, LaGrange, Wappingers Falls, Millbrook, Highland, Hyde Park, Pleasant Valley and surrounding areas.

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Smile Virtual



Upload a close-up smile selfie. This is also an opportunity to share any concerns or desires you have regarding your smile.


Your dentist will send you a customized video addressing your questions and concerns. This video will also contain your unique, personalized recommendations.


Once you’ve reviewed your recommendations, you can schedule an in-person visit with the dentist.

Meet the Team

We have carefully selected our team of assistants to create a friendly and professional atmosphere we believe you deserve. This group of people is integral to the overall success of our office because they are your first contact and are responsible for assisting you with scheduling, insurance, and other aspects of your healthcare experience. When you choose us as your provider, know that your needs are our priority and

that we will make every effort to accommodate your preferences. We understand the value of time, and do our best to schedule in such a way to get you in and out of the office quickly so you can go about your day. Oral health is a lifelong matter of importance. In establishing a trusting relationship through quality care and clear communication, we hope to support you and your family for years to come.

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Office Details


Mondays: 9am-6pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:30am-4pm
Wednesdays: 8am-5pm
Closed Fridays- Sundays

Before & After Gallery

What to Expect as a New Patient

At Dental Design Studio, we want our patients to be as informed and educated as possible. We think that the more you know, the better decisions you can make for your dental care, and the more comfortable and confident you will be.

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Dr. Whalen had a very special guest, Kanya, stay with him this weekend! Dr. Whalen and Kanya’s dad, John, have been friends ever since they went to Notre Dame! She did a great job demonstrating how to brush your teeth!🦷✨ ...

It is National Office Manager Appreciation Month! We are so happy to celebrate our incredible Office Manager, Allison! She is an incredible worker, and we are grateful for her everyday! Thank you, Allison, for everything you do for our office!✨ ...

We are happy to introduce our new Emface machine! Emface is a needle-free alternative to Botox that leaves your face more lifted, toned, and sculpted. If you have any questions, please call our office at (845)562-7653 and set up your free consult! ...

Congratulations to our winners of the Yankee tickets, Paul and Patrick! They even split the tickets so both of them would be able to attend the game! We hope you guys had a great time!⚾️ ...

🚨ATTENTION!🚨 We are giving away four ✨FREE✨ tickets to tomorrow night`s Yankee game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays @ 7:05 pm at Yankee Stadium! All you need to do to enter is answer the trivia question correctly! If there are multiple correct answers, the winner will be chosen at random and notified by 6:00 pm tonight! Good luck!⚾️ ...

Today, Aileen and Nicole represented our office in the Premier Medical Annual Prostate Cancer Walk! They had a great time walking to raise awareness for this cause!✨ ...

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