Dr. Jude graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1989, after which, he completed two specialty dental residencies that earned him certificates in prosthodontics. He decided to become a dentist after growing up in a poor community where dentistry was less prioritized and realizing he wanted to help people by combining his two passions: biology and working with his hands. Dr. Rick Jude enjoys helping restore patients’ teeth to a healthy state and seeing the transition of that person’s quality of life from someone in need to someone who is confident and happy again.