Mission Statement

The Dutchess County Dental Society is an organization for Dutchess County Dentists, committed to continuing education and the advancement of current dental knowledge.


The Dutchess County Dental Society wishes to congratulate Dr. Michael Schwartz on his retirement from the executive board of our society.  Mike is very possibly the longest serving member of our organization!

 He started over 50 years ago with serving his colleagues in the dental community. He was involved with the merger of the Southern Dutchess Dental Group into the DCDS and has since then served in many, if not all, capacities of our society.  Most recently as Secretary and author of our very popular column that appears in the bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Society. 

His selfless work on the behalf of our dental society is greatly appreciated and his shoes will be hard to fill.  We wish Mike many happy and productive years in his private practice as well as a future full of adventures to share with his family.







Astor Childrens & Family Services is offering assistance as a provider of NY Project Hope.

This is a New York State Crisis Counseling program.  The services provided are FREE, confidential and annonymous emotional support services for individuals and groups in Dutchess County

Please click here for more information about Project Hope

Please click here for more information about ongoing support groups.













Hi everyone,
I hope you and your families are all doing well.  This past year and a half has surely been trying on us all and I thank you for your patience with us board members of the Dutchess County Dental Society while we have made preparations to resume meetings in a safe manner.  We are very excited to announce that we will be returning to in person dinner meetings this fall for the first time since the pandemic!  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16th at the Poughkeepsie Grand with Dr. Dale Rosenbach presenting (topic to be announced).  I'm sure those who have attended previous lectures by Dr. Rosenbach will agree - he is an engaging, informative speaker and we couldn't ask for a better presenter to kick off our back in person meetings!  Please look out for the DCSD Bulletin which will have all meeting details including dinner choices, time, mask requirements, and RSVP info.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone!
Tamara Kroboth




Holiday Season Update

Due to the current state of the pandemic we will continue to suspend our monthly dinner meetings into 2021 until further notice. Please check back to the website often where we will keep you informed with any updates to the 2021 calendar year as the pandemic evolves.  I wish everyone in the DCDS community and their families a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

Tamara Kroboth

President, Dutchess County Dental Soceity







I hope that you and your families are remaining safe and healthy.  Due to the volatility of the current pandemic, the board has decided to cancel the remaining general membership meetings for the rest of the year.  Our concern is for the health and safety of not only our members, but the patients we treat and at this time we feel to have in person gatherings through DCDS is an unnecessary risk.  We encourage our members to take advantage of the ample free virtual CE available on the ADA and NYSDA websites.  For those members who purchased the 2020 Season Ticket, we will be extending this into the 2021 calendar year - specifics to be determined later on in the year based on the nature of the pandemic.  Should any drastic changes occur that will allow us to resume in person general membership meetings in the new year, or even sooner, we will notify our members as soon as possible.  Please stay up to date on our website and look for future emails from the board.  


Stay Safe,


Tamara Kroboth 

President, Dutchess County Dental Society





Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the Covid-19 outbreak we have had to cancel our March, May, and June General Membership meetings as well as the All Day Seminar.  

Because of this, we have not had the opportunity to present Executive Board Candidates for consideration and election for the 2020-2021 year.  For this reason we will keep the current executive board in place for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.  We are hopeful that we will be able to resume general membership meetings at some point in the future months when it is safe to do so, but because of the volatility of the situation, we cannot give any more details on possible upcoming meetings at this time.  At that point we can present and vote on the new executive board.  We hope all of our members continue to stay positive and healthy.  We will continue to keep you updated on this ever changing situation.