Hudson Valley Dental

TMD & Facial Aesthetics




29 Fox Street Suite 1B Poughkeepsie New York 12601

Dr. Leon D James DDS, MBA, MS DABDSM

Dr. Leon D James DDS, MBA, MS  DABDSM received an undergraduate degree from Prairie View A&M University in Biology.

In 2006, he received his Doctoral of Dental Surgery from  Howard University College of Dentistry located in Washington, DC.

In 2007, Leon completed an intensive general residency program at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, focusing on Total Mouth Rehabilitation, Implants, Cosmetics, and Sedation Dentistry.

Earlier in Dr. James’ career, he dedicated himself to serving underserved communities.

In 2004, Dr. James became a member of the National Health Service Corps and served as a dental director at Charter Oak Community Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Dr. James also completed specialty training for IV sedation at Montefiore Hospital and Implantology at the Medical College of Georgia.

He also completed advanced training in orthodontics, in which he received Diplomate degrees in Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Sleep Medicine, and Orthodontics.

In addition, Leon D James DDS completed TMD training from the Dawson Institute and is credentialed as a Diplomate Dental Physician for treating sleep apnea with oral appliances by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Leon became very interested in facial cosmetics as well as facial contouring. In 2018, Dr. James began training at several forward-thinking education groups including the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and The American Academy of Procedural Medicine.

Dr. James has built his life on the philosophy of being “A Student for Life”; therefore in 2014, Dr. James received his MBA degree from Texas Tech University.

In 2010, 2015,2018, and 2019, Dr. Leon D. James was selected as one of the Leading Physicians of the World for Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Currently, Leon has earned his master’s degree at one of the most recognized universities in the world concerning Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, as well as, Pain Management.

Dr. James has maintained membership in the following organizations:

Education Qualification

Prairie View A&M University- B.S Biology, B.S Chemistry

Howard University College of Dentistry- Doctoral of Dentistry

Texas Tech University- Masters of Business

University of Southern California – Masters of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

University of Southern California- Pain Management