Hudson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Ron Chiminelli, D.D.S.
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Family Dentistry

Your Friendly Family Dentist in Hudson

happy family outdoorsAt the Hudson Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our experienced dental team is here to provide you and your loved ones with high-quality dental services. Dr. Chiminelli has over three decades of experience working with all ages to help maintain dental health and overall well-being. Using proven dental techniques and methods, we consistently strive to provide care that is pleasant and tailored to your individual needs.

We are passionate about serving our local communities and have been assisting the residents of Hudson, Catskill, Columbia County, and Green County since 1998. Should you suffer a dental emergency, please contact us, and we will do our best to help you as quickly as possible. For your convenience, we offer our services in English, Italian, and Spanish. We’re so excited to meet you. Get in touch with us today to schedule your appointment!


Why Choose a Family Dentist?

Our gentle dental team has the skillset and expertise to work with children, teens, adults, and seniors. We are a general dentistry practice with a great network of specialists on hand to get you the top-notch dental care you deserve. When you visit our practice, you benefit from:

Convenience: Visiting a family dentist allows you to set up dental appointments for all your family members at the same time. Instead of visiting one dentist for a cleaning and another for a cosmetic treatment, we can assist you with both at the same place.

A Close Relationship with Your Dental Team: We treat you as a valued member of our practice and enjoy getting to know you over the years. Our team is continually looking out for you and your loved ones.

Improved Oral Health: When you and your family visit the same dentist regularly, it becomes possible for us to spot hereditary oral health conditions that may require monitoring. Recognizing and acting upon these discoveries helps maintain your overall well-being.

Dental Care for Children

group of smiling childrenWe begin seeing children when they are three years old. All our team members approach your child in an incredibly gentle manner. We are careful to explain our treatments in simple language that they can follow. Our primary focus with young children is on maintaining oral health and building a foundation for good dental hygiene.

Our family dentist keeps a careful eye out for any signs that your child requires orthodontic treatment. If a bite issue is identified or your child needs a frenectomy, we can refer you to a specialist. We will perform pulpotomies to address baby teeth that have become infected.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Great Dental Visit

Many children are nervous when it comes to dental visits. This is entirely natural, and our family dentist is trained to help anxious children have the best dental experience possible. Following these simple tips before visiting the Hudson Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can make the trip even better.

  1. Tell your child in advance that they are visiting the dentist. If an unexpected dental visit catches your child off guard, this can worsen their anxiety.
  2. Don’t go overboard when answering your child’s questions regarding dental treatments. Our team explains procedures in a simple, nonthreatening manner, so your child doesn’t feel frightened during their visit. Keep your own answers short and to-the-point.
  3. Take care not to use negative language such as “painful” or “shots.”
  4. Try to paint our dentist in a positive light. Describing our dentist as a friendly doctor who only wants to help your child stay healthy allows them to see a dental visit as a positive thing. This can also help our dentist form a lasting bond with your child, which is excellent for future appointments.
  5. Don’t describe a negative dental experience you’ve had in the past. Doing so could make your child more fearful, even if they are unlikely to be placed in the same situation.

Dentistry for Active Teens

young girl with boxing glovesIt’s important to visit our dentist for routine checkups and dental cleanings regularly. Our skilled dental team not only cleans your teen’s teeth but also shows them the best ways to maintain their oral health between visits. We prioritize education at our practice because we want you and your loved ones to feel comfortable approaching us with any oral health questions.

If you or your teen play a high-contact sport, we can craft a custom sports guard for you. Our team takes a quick impression of your mouth and uses it to build a natural-fitting sports guard. Using the same process, we offer reinforced nightguards to protect your teen's smile if they are prone to grinding during sleep.

Protecting Your Oral Health as an Adult

We offer a wide range of dental restorations, treatments, and services to meet your unique dental needs throughout your lifetime. Our family dentist in Hudson can provide standard treatments such as:

Dr. Chiminelli also looks for conservative ways to meet your needs. If you have a cavity that is too large to be covered with a filling, we offer inlays and onlays. These treatments are useful when a dental crown is unnecessary, but a filling is not large enough to serve as a sufficient restoration.

Our practice works with specialists to provide noninvasive dental solutions for sleep apnea. We can also provide exercises to relax your jaw muscles or craft a nightguard to decrease the wear on your teeth caused by clenching or grinding in your sleep.

Maintaining Your Dental Health as a Senior

senior couple at the parkDespite popular belief, losing teeth is by no means inevitable as you grow older. By visiting Dr. Chiminelli and our friendly team for regularly scheduled cleanings and exams, you can protect your natural smile for a lifetime. Should you lose a tooth, our wide range of dental restorations can neatly fill the gap in your smile.

Gum disease is a condition that impacts many Americans and is the leading cause of tooth loss. We monitor you carefully to detect signs of gum disease and provide scaling and root planning to treat advanced gum disease. We are here to help you stay healthy and deliver professional services without judgment.

Efficient Dental Treatments for the Whole Family

Our team at the Hudson Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is here to treat you with the dignity, compassion, and respect you deserve. Regardless of whether you’re looking for cosmetic treatments, restorative procedures, or a simple cleaning, we’re here to help. Give our Hudson office a call today to schedule your appointment!