Thank you for choosing Deerfield Valley Dental Care as your dental home and for allowing the dental team to assist in your dental healthcare. Our mission is to assist our patients to prevent dental disease and promote overall health through education, regular dental treatment and comprehensive care.
Longtime Vermont dentists, Louis A. Beaudette, DMD, Robert S. Ruhl, DMD, and Jeffrey W. Wallace, DDS have combined their practices into a group practice called Deerfield Valley Dental Care. The doctors have more than 75 years of experience caring for the dental health of our community, and with the joining of their practices this tradition will continue into the future.
As many current patients know, Dr. Ruhl and Dr. Beaudette have been working in concert for several years – covering for each other on occasion when one is out or on vacation. Their collaboration began in 2006 when they started the Adult Free Dental Care Day, an event that has grown exponentially. They have been working closely together ever since. ”Combining practices is a logical progression that will ensure our patients the best care possible for many years to come.” said Dr. Beaudette.
With the welcome addition of Dr. Wallace, Deerfield Valley Dental Care has become THE resource for all your dental needs in the Mount Snow Valley and Southern Vermont in general.
Your dentists’ philosophy is primarily based on prevention. Preventing is less costly and more rewarding than correcting problems as they occur. We strongly urge you to keep up with recall visits to the dentist as prescribed for you. Good dental health is a result of good habits and regular dental care. Our commitment to you is quality dentistry at reasonable fees, thoroughness of exams, explanations of the Doctors’ findings and your understanding of them.
ABOUT YOUR DENTISTS
Dr. Robert Ruhl is proud to have served patients in the Deerfield Valley Community for nearly 30 years. Through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment, he is able to offer you and your family the high level of dentistry care you deserve. Dr. Ruhl graduated from Allegheny College and Temple University School of Dental Medicine in 1979, where he received a well-rounded perspective and solid basis for his clinical career as a dentist. Throughout the years, his practice has been marked by his continuous pursuit of professional growth, staying current with the latest advances by training directly under the masters in various key areas of dentistry. Those who know him best know him to be a meticulous artisan and a man of great integrity, both as a dentist and in his private life.
Dr. Ruhl is affiliated with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and founded the Bright Smiles Program at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where he practices hospital-based dentistry for children and adults with special needs. Dr. Ruhl served on the board of the Vermont State Dental Society. He was recently inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry. He has recently been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Vermont Board of Dental Examiners.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ruhl is a 32nd degree Mason and a Past Deputy Grand Master. He is a founder of the Pool Learning Center that provides educational services for dyslexic students. He is the Chairman of the Regional Advisory Board of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and a charter member of that organization’s Foundation Board. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano, painting and spending time with his wife, Halie and their family.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Bennington County Dental Society
Vermont State Dental Society
ADA – American Dental Association
Louis A. Beaudette, DMD
Dr. Louis Beaudette, fondly known as “Dr. Lou” by many of his patients, has been a practicing dentist for many years serving the Deerfield Valley as well as area second home owners. He received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and later was accepted as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Before beginning his dental career, he volunteered for the United States Air Force and was stationed in Labrador with the 868 Medical Group for three years.
Dr. Beaudette has always been very involved with his profession and the improvement of dental care and its delivery for all. He has served as president of the New England Foundation for Continuing Dental Education, the New England Dental Society, the Vermont State Dental Society, and was appointed by the Governor of Vermont to serve on the Board of Dental Examiners where he also served as president. He was then appointed to the National Board of Dental Examiners where he traveled the nation administering to dental students entering the profession. He has practiced as a solo dentist but recently joined with Dr. Ruhl to form Deerfield Valley Dental Care and is looking forward to continuing his practice for some time to come. Although he is a general practitioner, he considers his “specialty” to be Crown and Bridge and creating beautiful smiles.
Dr. Beaudette is married to his wife, Cynthia and has raised four great kids, now out of the nest. In his spare time he can be found gardening, walking his dogs and hard at work at not being the worst golfer in the Deerfield Valley!
Dr. Jeffrey Wallace was born in Hyattsville, Maryland, and he moved to Vermont in 1985. He graduated from the University of Maryland with his Bachelor of Science in 1977, and he went on to Howard University Dental School, graduating in 1981 with honors. After graduation he performed a general practice residency with rotations in oral surgery, emergency medicine, removable and fixed prosthetics, endodontics, and periodontics. He was then stationed in Wurzburg, Germany, treating hundreds of soldiers. He then moved to Vermont and began practicing in Townshend.
Continuing education has been a big part of his life, and he’s attended courses all over the United States and internationally. He’s learned from the biggest names in dental education, including Dawson, Spear, and Pankey. With over 1,000 hours in continuing education, he feels comfortable saying he’s seen and heard almost everything. In 2003 he joined an elite group of dentists making up the United States Dental Tennis Association, bringing together continuing education and tennis with his colleagues.
Currently Dr. Wallace and his wife Adele live in West Chesterfield, NH, and together they enjoy travel, tennis, and life near the Connecticut River.