Rick Jude, DMD, PS
Hello! I am Dr. Rick Jude and I practice denture and implant dentistry (prosthetic dentistry) in Tumwater, Washington.
Meet Dr. Jude
Hello! I am Dr. Rick Jude and I practice denture and implant dentistry (prosthetic dentistry) in Tumwater, Washington. This field of dentistry is referred to as Prosthodontics. It is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
So what makes me qualified to provide this type of dental care? After earning my dental degree at the University of Louisville in 1989, I completed two specialty residencies. The first was called Advanced Education in Prosthetic Dentistry. Successful completion of this two-year training program, also at the University of Louisville, earned my certificate in Prosthodontics. The second residency was called Advanced Education in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and dealt with treating people who had cancer, traumatic injuries or congenital defects in the oral and facial area. This one-year program was at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute which works in conjunction with the State University of New York at Buffalo. There I earned my certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.
I have also lectured all over the USA and was a full time faculty member, teaching dental students and dentists about Dental Prosthetics, at three different universities including the University of Washington.
Outside of the office I take care of my Chocolate Lab, Piper . My hobbies include reading and coffee. I am constantly striving to make the perfect cup and am a collector of antique espresso machines. Originally from Eastern Kentucky, I have found my home in the cool and lush Pacific Northwest. Autumn is my favorite season and you will never hear me complain about the rain!