The team at Red Oaks Dental is proud to offer a wide variety of services in many areas of dentistry. We aim to meet and exceed the unique needs of our patients, and we do so by staying up-to-date on the latest dental techniques and technology. Some of our specialized services include:


A tooth extraction may become necessary in extreme cases of damage or decay. Before deciding on an extraction, it is very important to consult with one of our dentists.  If at all possible, another treatment, such as root canal therapy, may be performed to help you maintain your oral health. Extracting (pulling) a compromised tooth is often our last resort in maintaining your oral health, but, when necessary, is always done with our signature gentle care. The need for an extraction can often be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene at home and visiting the dentist on a regular basis. If you experience any pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, however, contact Red Oaks Dental immediately to receive the care you need.

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are truly revolutionizing the world of dentistry. Because they replace both the root of the tooth and the tooth’s crown, dental implants are a secure, stable, strong, and resilient solution for anyone missing teeth. After being surgically placed by a specialist, the titanium dental implant (also known as an artificial tooth root) will bond and fuse to the jawbone, creating a stable and secure foundation for the dental implant restoration that will be attached to the implant. This healing period usually takes several months, and our dentists can restore your implants once the healing time is complete.

Dental implant restorations can be crowns, bridges, or dentures, depending on your individual needs. Once attached to the dental implant, your implant restoration will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. In most cases, placing the dental implant restoration requires just a couple of visits to Red Oaks Dental in Poughkeepsie, including the initial consultation with one of our dentists. Upon completion of the implant, you will enjoy the full function and beauty of your smile once again.

If you are missing teeth and are located in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Wappingers Falls, LaGrange, Millbrook, Hyde Park, Beacon, or any of the surrounding areas in New York, contact Red Oaks Dental today to schedule your implant consultation with one of our dentists. With our affordable care and convenient payment options, dental implants may be in your future!


At Red Oaks Dental, we know that our patients want smiles that are beautiful and teeth that are correctly aligned, which is why our dentists are proud providers of Invisalign. As a metal-free, removable, and discreet alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign can straighten your teeth and improve the function of your bite safely and effectively. Invisalign uses a series of custom clear aligners to gently move your teeth into the desired position. An Invisalign aligner is worn for two weeks at a time and will then be replaced with the next aligner in the series. When used correctly, Invisalign can correct:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps
  • Cross-bite
  • Over- or under-bite

Invisalign aligners are so discreet that you may even forget you’re wearing them! The Invisalign process is simple and, because the aligners are removable, you can still eat, drink, brush, and floss as normal. Your Invisalign aligners are crafted using impressions of your teeth for the most comfortable and effective results possible. If you have always wanted straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile, call our office in Poughkeepsie today to schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Runsewe!

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

At Red Oaks Dental, we strive to help you maintain optimal oral health, which means keeping your teeth as well as the supporting gums and bone healthy. Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when plaque and calculus are allowed to build-up on the teeth over a period of time.  In addition to tooth loss and bone loss in the jaw, periodontal disease has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications, and stroke. Some of the signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Gums that bleed
  • Gums that are red, swollen, or tender
  • Receding gums
  • Loosening teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Changes to the bite

To protect you against periodontal disease, we provide non-surgical periodontal therapy, including scaling and root planing. These two deep cleaning procedures are performed to remove the calculus and plaque that have caused gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease. Depending on the number of areas that require treatment, scaling and root planing can take one or more appointments at Red Oaks Dental. Thanks to local anesthetic, scaling and root planing are oftentimes pain-free.

To avoid periodontal disease, it is extremely important to visit the dentist on a regular basis and maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home, including daily flossing and brushing. If you detect any of the signs of periodontal disease, contact Red Oaks Dental in Poughkeepsie immediately to receive the care you need.

Contact Red Oaks Dental for Specialized Care

A smile that is as unique and beautiful as you are is closer than you think. To learn more about our specialized services and your options for obtaining optimal oral health and a radiant smile, we invite you to contact Red Oaks Dental today. We are happy to serve families and individuals in Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, LaGrange, Millbrook, Hyde Park, Beacon, Newburgh, and the surrounding areas of Poughkeepsie.