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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

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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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Emface is not just for women, it is also for men! Dr. Whalen has loved receiving his Emface and Exion treatments! If you are interested in learning more, join us at our Spring into Emface party on May 2nd from 5:30-7:30. There will be food, drinks, prizes, demos, and specials. We hope to see you there!✨ ...

It’s Dental Hygiene Appreciation Week! We’d like to say a BIG thank you to our three amazing hygienists, Nicole, Deb, and Carrie! Thank you guys for the amazing care you deliver to our patients, and making our office such a fun workplace!🦷✨🥳 ...

Come join us for our Spring into Emface party on May 2nd from 5:30-7:30! There will be food, drinks, live demos, prizes, and specials! We hope to see you there!✨ ...

Dr. Whalen and the team took a break from the daily routine to have fun watching the solar eclipse today! We hope all of our patients were able to experience it as well! ...

Happy 2 year anniversary to Allison! We appreciate all of your hard work everyday!🥳 ...

Everyone is loving the results from the Emface machine, including the members of our team who have started their treatments! If you are looking for a noninvasive procedure, the Emface would be perfect for you! Join us for our party on May 2nd from 5:30-7:30 for food, drinks, live demos, prizes, and specials! We can’t wait to see you there! #emface #exionface #exionrfmicroneedling #btl #btlaesthetics #noninvasivetreatment ...

Spring into Emface and Exion on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30-7:30! Come join us for food, drinks, live demos, prizes, and special offers for those who attend! Please RSVP by calling (845)452-7653. We can not wait to see you there!✨ ...

Have you heard about the Exion RF Microneedling that we offer? If you are suffering from fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars, you might be a good candidate for microneedling! Call our office at (845)452-7653 for more information on our microneedling services and to schedule your free consultation! ...

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