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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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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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What Our Patients Are Saying

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Happy Transformation Tuesday! We are so happy to be able to provide our patients with these amazing smile transformations! If you are interested in transforming your smile, please give us a call at (845)452-7653!🦷✨ #smile #smilemakeover ...

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers in the office and our patients! We hope you all have a wonderful day!💐 ...

Are you interested in achieving a straighter smile without having braces? Invisalign might be right for you! Evenly is offering a Mother`s Day special now through May 31st! Call our office at (845)452-7653 to learn more about our orthodontic partners, Evenly, and book your FREE consultation today!✨ ...

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“Dental Design Studio and Dr. Whalen are great! Quality of work and personal attention by the dentist are appreciated.”

– Linda Scherr


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