Dr. John H. Cude, D.D.S.
A native of Dallas, Dr. Cude has practiced adult restorative, prosthetic and esthetic dentistry in Preston Center for over 40 years. While maintaining a solo private practice, Dr. Cude has continued to expand and enhance his clinical expertise with extensive continuing education studies including completing a 3 year master’s level practice management program at the Pride Institute in San Raphael, CA and participating in the Seattle Study Club for Continuing Education in Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Cude has also received training in the cosmetic and implant fields of dentistry. Dr. Cude is a member of the Dallas County Dental Society, The Texas Dental Society and the American Dental Society.
In the community, Dr. Cude is an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation where he serves as an usher, a regular volunteer at the Austin Street Shelter, a member of the Intercessory Prayer Team and has participated in numerous mission trips. As part of the Church’s mission efforts in Honduras, Dr. Cude has made many trips to the Central American Country to provide dental care in rural areas where he often serves with limited electricity and running water. Treating both children and adults, Dr. Cude ‘s only payment in Honduras is sometimes a bouquet of native flowers or an endearing hug from a grateful patient. “It is such a rewarding experience as most of these wonderful people have never seen a dentist and have unbelievable dental health issues because of it," explains Dr. Cude. "We are so fortunate in the United States to have such exceptional care available," continues the dentist. Dr. Cude is passionate about his work in Honduras, but he has been actively involved in a number of civic organizations in Dallas including the La Fiesta de La Seis Banderas, Park Cities Historical and Preservations Society, Dallas Summer Musicals and the Dallas Antique and Fine Arts Society where he served as the 2012-13 President.
Dr. Cude attended Tulane University and graduated from Highland Park High School, North Texas State University and Baylor College of Dentistry. He is married to Sandra Graham Cude for more than 40 years, and they have two adult children: Hampton Cude and Jennifer Cude Clifton who is married to Jeff Clifton. Dr. Cude has two grandsons, Cooper Graham Clifton and John Hammond Clifton (Jack), who is named after Dr. Cude.
Sima, Office Manager
Sima joined the office of Dr. Cude in 2014 as an Office Manager. She has a bachelor’s degree from Marymount University in Interior Architecture and Design and has studied Computer Science at Penn State. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, drafting, exercising, painting, reading and volunteering.
Laura, Registered Dental Assistant & Front Office Coordinator
Laura is a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant and has worked in dentistry for over 25 years. She began her career as Dr. Cude’s Dental Assistant in 1989. After 10 years at Dr. Cude’s side, she then transitioned to the Front Desk and oversaw the operations of the office for 15 years, from 1999 until 2014. Recently, Laura decided to work part time to spend more time at home with her family and has transitioned back to a Chairside Dental Assistant two days a week while still helping in office operations. Laura was born in Brenham, Texas, the home of Blue Bell Ice Cream and raised in East Texas. Laura currently resides in Royce City, Texas, with her husband and youngest daughter Abigail. Laura has a passion for Arts & Crafts and anything that includes cooking or sewing. Laura also has an older daughter, Rachel, who resides in Louisiana with her husband and 3 children.
Alma, Registered Dental Hygienist
Alma is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined Dr. Cude's practice in 2007 after earning her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M Health Science Center. While studying at Baylor, Alma stayed active in The Hispanic Dental Association including numerous leadership positions such as Social Chair for the association and Class Historian. She has dedicated many volunteer hours at varies community dental programs throughout the city and is also an experienced Dental Assistant. She was the first college graduate in her family. Born and raised in Dallas, Alma is passionate about helping others and spending time with her family. She enjoys working out, photography, traveling and exploring new restaurants around DFW. Alma and her husband, Adam, are new parents to their sweet bundle of joy, daughter Ava Isabella.
8222 Douglas Avenue, Suite 930 • Dallas, TX 75225