Meet Stephen Hudis, DDS, FACP
Being a prosthodontist is more than a career to me. It is a calling. I am as passionate about dentistry today as I was more than 30 years ago. I love coming to work every day and spending time with and caring for wonderful people. I truly believe that what I do can change lives! For more information about me and the office, find me on Google+.
I obtained my Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. Then I attended New York University College of Dentistry, where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I completed a general practice residency at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. Finally, I earned my certificate in prosthodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.
In order to keep my skills sharp and my dental knowledge current, I love to teach! I am an associate clinical professor at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, postgraduate education, and former associate clinical professor in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz advanced education program in prosthodontics. Teaching is an opportunity to give back for what I have received, and an opportunity to help nurture the next generation of dentists. I enjoy educating and mentoring young prosthodontists. They are the future of my specialty.
In the Practice
I am an artist at heart! Before I decided to pursue dentistry as a career, I was a professional musician. Prosthodontics gives me the opportunity to combine art, science, and technology. My career has afforded me the ability to change people’s lives, which makes every day incredibly rewarding for me!
One of the primary things I love about my patients is that each and every one is completely different. I love touching other lives and having my life enriched by theirs. After 37 years in practice, I have met some incredible people and made wonderful friends. I look forward to meeting you and your family as well!
My team and I strive to make every day enjoyable for the patients we see. We have worked together for close to 20 years. Each and every member of my team brings incredible talent and strength to the office. We function as a team, and are devoted to providing the best care for our patients. Making people’s lives better is truly our greatest reward!
Family and Community
I was raised in the Bronx, NY, and have lived in Princeton for the past 27 years. I have two wonderful children, a daughter-in-law, and a new grandson. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano, gardening, traveling, and swimming. I am also active in my community, and have donated to the Dental Lifeline Network for more than twenty years in conjunction with the New Jersey Dental Association. I am also proud to be involved with Dental Volunteers for Israel and have made several trips to Israel specifically to treat underprivileged Arab, Christian, and Jewish children in Jerusalem.
Meet Greg Hughes, DMD
After many years of higher education and advanced training, I finally realized my path in life would be that of a prosthodontist. What does a prosthodontist do exactly? That's a question I frequently am asked by patients, friends, and relatives alike. I view prosthodontics as an ever changing and continuously improving branch within dentistry...with the goal being to effectively raise and improve the standard of care for the entire dental field, so that it can be beneficial to all patients.
Now, what prosthodontists do exactly is a topic we could discuss for hours. To me being a prosthodontist is just a different way of approaching your dental care. My philosophy is "if you have to be at work, then why not enjoy it? And if you haven't learned something new for the day, then the day is not complete." Thus while performing dental care, I try to make the workday theme be "may the best of our today, set the new standard for tomorrow." I view each work day as a lesson to allow us to better improve so we can continually help patients reestablish and maintain their smile, facial appearance, and self-confidence.
I was raised in Gloucester County, NJ and lived in multiple surrounding states while a resident before settling back in NJ. In my leisure time, I try to give my mind a break from dentistry. During the fall months, I referee football. The other seasons of the year, I try to remain active by participating in co-rec athletics (the "we are not pro athletes and have to go to work tomorrow" type of adult leagues). Being artistic at my core, I support the arts and enjoy watching plays on Broadway. Photography has become a fun reason to explore our country's different landscapes. I enjoy reasons to use power tools, so it is not unusual to find me undertaking a DIY project or building something.
I graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. I later attended the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine where I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. At the time of graduation, I was not certain which trail to follow, so I applied for a general practice residency and later graduated from Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA. I further enhanced my surgical skills as a resident at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. Lastly, having realized prosthodontics was my proper path, I was fortunate to be accepted into and complete the prosthodontic specialty program at the Manhattan VA Medical Center in New York City.
To practice dentistry each state requires all licensees to take courses to improve his/her education to maintain licensure. I try to select courses that help me stay current with the expanding fields of technology and dental materials. Continuous education is an important facet of dentistry because it allows us to re-invest in our specialty and ourselves. Although it does not yield any credit hours, the most rewarding way for me to stay current is to give back, so I try to schedule time to guest lecture for each year's dental residents.