Dr. James D. Hudson
Dr. Hudson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1982 and joined his father in the practice of restorative, prosthetic and aesthetic dentistry at Rockefeller Center, originally begun by his grandfather in 1917.
He has been fortunate to contribute to the advancement of the profession of dentistry and its humanitarian roles thanks to the many wonderful connections of patients and colleagues.
He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry currently teaching seminars on Professional Ethics. He is affiliated with the programs of Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine and Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine with his work in the Dominican Republic.
He had served for many years on the Board of the Dental Clinics of the Boys Clubs of New York providing oral health care to the children of the working poor of NYC.
During this time, he heard of the needs in the Dominican Republic and during a visit in 2008, saw the vast needs for oral health care for many of the poorest children there. This led to the establishment of the La Romana Oral Health Initiative with support from the New York Academy of Dentistry. A formal needs assessment was conducted in 2010 supporting the widespread needs. Outreaches to the area began in 2011. And in 2016 Dr. Hudson helped to co-found World of Smiles Inc. to support and direct these initiatives.
He has served in many other roles in organized dentistry and in his community. These include:
-Elected to Board of Education in Bronxville NY to two terms and served 7 years, including the role of President.
- Serves as Deputy Chief Forensic Dentist for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York. Member of its Special Operations Response Team.
- Current Vice-President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (2018).
- Past President, New York Academy of Dentistry
- Past President, American Prosthodontic Society
He has been recognized for his humanitarian efforts locally, nationally and internationally for his work after the events of 9/11/01 when he served as a Tour Commander of the Dental Identification Unit of the OCME and for his efforts to improve oral and systemic health in the Dominican Republic and United States.
He most enjoys time with his wife, four children, two Bernese Mt Dogs and a camera.