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Dr. James J. Willoughby DDS - Your Poughkeepsie Dentist

Dr. James J. Willoughby is a 1981 graduate of Georgetown University Dental School . He is a member  of the American Dental Association, the Dutchess County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry, which is an organization devoted to  pursuing continuing dental education. In recognition of his dedication to post doctorate education, Dr. Willoughby  was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy in 1989. Located in Poughkeepsie since 1984, Dr. Willoughby began his practice in his home office on Beechwood Avenue and in 2005 relocated to a new, state of the art facility in the  Renaissance Building at 46 Fox St.  As a result of his dedication to continuing education, Dr. Willoughby is able to offer his patients the latest in dental technology including CEREC  crown restorations, Zoom bleaching, implants, veneers, air abrasion (fillings done without drilling), digital xrays and laser treatments.





Dr Manisha Bhalla DMD

Manisha graduated from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine with a DMD in 2010. Prior to graduating from The University of Connecticut, Manisha received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2000 from Punjabi University, India. Thereafter, Dr. Bhalla completed one year of General Practice Residency from New York Presbyterian Hospital, Queens in 2011. She is certified by NYS in Conscious enteral sedation through oral sedation and nitrous oxide which allows her to treat many fearful and anxious patients. Manisha has an extensive experience in both hospital and private setting. She has been in private practice as a family dentist for four years in the Hudson Valley, working for a leading dental practice in Woodstock, NY where both children and adult patients adored her. She shares a great relationship and rapport with most of the area specialists. Manisha is passionate about crown and bridge, restorative dentistry, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, Invisalign, smile designing and makeover and has been mentored by leaders in the field. Manisha has trained in cosmetic dentistry at the
Rosenthal Institute Aesthetic Advantage Continuum. This training in cosmetic dentistry is directed by Dr. Larry Rosenthal and is one of the best programs in the US. Additionally, Manisha is certified in Dental care for the Developmentally Disabled program, from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and is a certified Invisalign provider. 

Manisha prides herself to base her philosophy on treating patients as she would treat her own family and creating lasting relationships based on trust. Her focus is on patient comfort and providing a great experience. She keeps up with latest technology and techniques and actively participates in continuing education to provide the latest and greatest in dentistry to her patients. She is an active member of International Congress of Implantologists.  

In her free time, Manisha enjoys camping / hiking , walking the rail trails, visiting local farms, artists and antique shops, arts and crafts, reading, travelling, meeting new people and exploring new cultures and adventure sports.

James J. Willoughby, D.D.S and Manisha Bhalla, DMD
46 Fox St, Suite 2 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 471-4383 URL of Map