Why Choose CDE

Mission Statement | Philosophy of Care | Our Values: Trust, Integrity, Passion to Excel | Our Purpose



The mission of the Center for Dental Excellence is to preserve the health and beauty of your smile, and bring you to the optimal state of dental and bodily well-being, comfort and aesthetics. Dr. Prus will help you Eliminate Dental Disease and Malfunction and Restore the Natural Beauty and Youthful Energy of Your Smile.
Dr. Prus wants to CURE your dental disease, not TREAT it. He wants you to be in TOTAL CONTROL of your DENTAL HEALTH
through excellent dentistry and customized home care education so YOU can Maintain your Health and a Beautiful Smile for a Lifetime. With our help YOU CAN DO IT!


No one part of the body exists alone and our comprehensive care recognizes this relationship between the mouth and the body. CDE holistic dental care is the natural process in which this occurs. However you need care, we will provide it. We will empower you, the patient, to take control of your dental health. You will learn what problems you have and be given the opportunities, techniques and tools to maintain your dental health for your lifetime. The very friendly and supportive staff at CDE will help you at each step in achieving these goals.

Dr. Prus believes the best way to achieve holistic, whole-body health is to maximize treatment effectiveness by:

  • first and foremost, eliminate disease
  • carefully identify all structural problems
  • choose the right corrective dental procedure, do it precisely and do it once
  • maintain the mouth properly so it will last and you will enjoy your health for decades to come.

Dr. Prus applies preventive, cosmetic, implant and general dentistry procedures to accomplish these primary goals

It is your mouth, your health and your commitment to yourself, and we want to provide the best in dental care to help you achieve it. All this ensures “Lasting Beauty…a lifetime of smiles”© for each patient.

Preventive dentistry is the cornerstone of all successful treatment at CDE (see Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy section). Dr. Prus recognizes and respects the holistic interaction between the health of the mouth and the health of the body: heal the mouth and the body improves as well. It forms the foundation of CDE’s treatment philosophy.

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, natural, holistic and state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!  Dr. Prus' attitude is directed to solve your immediate dental problems with long-term solutions.


Trust and integrity are key factors in the healthcare relationship you will have at CDE.  At the CDE the high level of interactive communication with our patients creates a strong bond of trust with them.  This is most important in helping them achieve their goals in dental care.  We provide the most ideal, customized treatment for each patient.  It is vital that the doctor and patient are in active agreement to determine what will serve each patient best.

Dr. Prus has

  • a passionate and tireless attitude toward precision and attention to detail,
  • decades of cosmetic training and 25 years of Manhattan experience in advanced cosmetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry, a life-long desire to empower patients to help themselves.
  • a firm belief in his philosophy of healing and caring for his patients

This creates the basis of the dental care at the CDE.

Honesty, compassion and a passion to excel are paramount values to Dr. Prus at CDE.  They make the best dental care even better. Dr. Prus encourages you to participate actively in your treatment process to guarantee your complete satisfaction. With dental care at CDE, your life will change.

Know > Understand > Decide > Act > Enjoy  



Our purpose: to heal you, beautify you and properly prepare you to learn to take control of your health through guidance and education. You are the most vital member of the dental health team. You will have the means, the tools, techniques and the responsibility to sustain it at home for years to come.

OUR PATIENTS' NEEDS COME FIRST before all other considerations.  Dr. Prus and his excellent, dedicated staff are there to serve you.  Imagine a warm, friendly and professional environment that assures you that, at each moment, you are being cared for in the best possible way.  We want you to feel that at CDE.  You will believe it because you will see how we guide you to become the most important person in the path to achieving optimal dental health.  Knowledge of what is happening in your mouth gives you control over your health.

We are happy you have chosen to receive your care at CDE.  Enjoy the experience.

The Purpose of this Website

The specific purpose of this website is to inform you of what is possible in the world of dentistry, clarify what your options are along with some guidance on relative costs, and show how the Center for Dental Excellence and Dr. Edward Prus can help to solve your dental problems and serve your needs.

Dr. Prus has been a long-time advocate of consumer interests and concerns in the field of dentistry. Dentistry and dental-speak does not flow off the tongue of most people. When spoken to, a patient may hear the words of their dentist but not understand them. That lack of understanding puts each consumer at a disadvantage in making important health decisions with regard to their mouth, then, by natural default, to their body.

Dr. Prus originated and published a column, The Dental Consumer, that ran for four years in numerous local newspapers in the Hudson Valley: Southern Dutchess News, Beacon Free Press and Northern Dutchess News, along with periodic entries in Hudson Valley Magazine notably Dr. Prus is presently the dental consultant in their 'ASK THE EXPERT' column, Hudson Valley Business Journal and the New York Times. The Dental Consumer column was created for the expressed purpose of guiding patients to make better decisions for their dental health.

In order for a patient to be able to make smart and correct decisions they need to learn > understand > interpret > decide > then act on their situation. That is not an easy task and Dr, Prus chose to make his website a tool to make it a little bit easier. It also allows you to see where CDE and Dr. Prus fit in the dental equation and how well he can satisfy your dental needs, from basic preventive procedures, aesthetic smile makeovers and other cosmetic services to full mouth reconstructive care.  As Sy Sims, the well known clothier, would profess, “An informed consumer is out best customer”, so does Dr. Prus.

Learn more about this website and read some of the articles in the In the News page. You may just find the answer to your questions there. Allow your friends, family and co-workers to know how valuable a resource it is so they may take advantage of its expanding and ever changing resources as well.

What it all comes down to in this ever changing world is building trust; in developing a relation with a professional healthcare advisor that grows and endures over time; each step building up from the last.

Start your healthy experience and call CDE now at 845-227-7787


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