Dr. Timothy Tufankjian
Dr. Tufankjian studied Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He graduated with his doctorate in 2003 and began his career practicing in New Jersey. In early 2005, he relocated to the Hudson Valley where he began practicing as a full time associate in a well established practice in Kingston, New York. In 2011 Dr. Tufankjian purchased the practice of Dr. Richard Whalen in Hyde Park, New York, where he plans to continue the tradition of excellent care for patients in this area.
Dr. Tufankjian’s practice philosophy is to provide patients with the highest standard of care possible. He accomplishes this by taking the time needed to make his patients comfortable and provide them with treatment that will be esthetically pleasing and stand the test of time. He prides himself on taking many hours of continuing education classes to help him stay on the forefront of modern dentistry. There are many exciting new advances in dentistry that Dr. Tufankjian is eager to bring to his practice, including dental implants and invisible braces.
When he is not improving the lives of patients through dentistry, Dr Tufankjian enjoys spending time with his wife Tara, skiing in the winter, and mountain biking in the summer.
Tara - Dental Hygienist
Tara began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant in 2005. She has worked in general practice, orthodontics and other specialties. In 2009 she was accepted to the Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program. It was there that she developed a passion for providing her patients with the highest quality of preventative care and oral health education. She was nominated and chosen as a Who's Who among American Colleges and Universities and served as President for the student chapter of the American Dental Hygiene Association . Tara was also honored as the recipient of the Dental Hygiene Association of the State of New York: President's Award for Excellence, which honors a top graduating student from the college's Dental Hygiene program. She graduated in May 2011 and joined our practice in Sep 2011 and brings with her enthusiasm and patient centered approach of dental hygiene to our office.
In her free time she enjoys reading , and taking advantage of the all the outdoor activities the Hudson Valley has to offer including mountain biking and skiing.
Jennifer - Dental Hygienist
Jennifer attended Hudson Valley Community College where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been actively practicing in the profession for 14 years. Jen takes pride in continuing her education by keeping up to date with the latest in oral health education and technology. This allows her to provide her patients with the best of care. Jen's main goal is to improve your oral health by providing you with the tools necessary to maintain a healthy mouth!
In her free time Jen enjoys volunteering at the local elementary school providing dental health education to the students.