“We enjoy a unique place as a part of the community,” says Dr. Bruce Hottum, a Practicing General Dentist at 138 Pine Street in Kingston. “We’re known for quality, expertise, maturity and experience.” Established in 1936, Pine Street Dental Associates has continued to provide quality care to generations of families from Ulster, Dutchess and Greene Counties and beyond. “We’re now seeing the children and grandchildren of our patients who started with us as kids. Several of our patients have come on board as members of our staff. We don’t just fix teeth and process insurance claims, we establish relationships,” says Dr. Hottum. Those old-fashioned relationships are coupled with the latest digital and laser technologies and dental services. As a comprehensive dental practice, Pine Street Dental Associates provide their patients with support for their oral health as well as state of the art restorations and solutions to repair or replace missing teeth with dental implants. “One of the really exciting things in dentistry is the ability to offer a beautiful cosmetic smile to anyone using bonding, porcelain veneers and the “snap on smile,” says Dr. Hottum. The doctors and staff offer patients a level of care not always available in other offices, such as 24 hour emergency coverage 7 days a week and regular Saturday hours. Pine Street Dental has many advantages for its patients. Not only can they invest in the latest equipment and techniques but in something essential to the pursuit of excellence… education. “We believe in maintaining a high standard of education for our staff,” says Dr. Hottum. “We travel to take courses and bring in experts for training and retraining. We also encourage our patients to learn as much as possible about oral health and how we, as professionals can help in a therapeutic alliance. The more the patient understands, the better the treatment,” says Dr. Hottum. “We explain the nature of the problem and what we’re going to do. So you know what to expect.” Still healthy after more than 75 years, Pine Street Dental offers preventative, cosmetic and restorative care that will keep you smiling.