Welcome to Culpeper Kids Dentistry!
I'm Dr. Alvin Amante and it's truly an honor and privilege to be serving the communities of Culpeper and the surrounding areas. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, I specialize in the dental care of infants, children and adolescents. I look forward to building respectful relationships with parents, guardians and the community, because I know it takes a village to keep ours kids smiling healthy.
Our goal is to establish a 'pediatric dental home' that is state of the art, accessible, comprehensive and family friendly. I am passionate about doing the best that we can to contribute to the overall health and well-being of our kids. We believe that healthy kids and healthy smiles go hand in hand.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS
Starting on Monday, March 16, and continuing until further notice, we must implement new restrictions on patient care. This is based on the latest advice we have received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the coronavirus outbreak. Please read all this information carefully.
If you have an appointment for routine dental treatment such as a checkup, cleaning or filling, the appointment is cancelled and we will work with you to reschedule it. We are now restricting treatment to urgent or emergency care only.
To be seen at the clinic, you must have one or more of the following conditions:
Severe toothache pain (not just a twinge)
Swelling of the gums, face, or neck
Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop
Infection or a substantial risk of it
Trauma such as a broken tooth
If you do require urgent care, please call the office first. Please do not come in without calling the office first at (540)727-8200.
Please note carefully: Patients who need to be seen may be accompanied into the treatment area by one parent or guardian ONLY if their presence is essential for completion of dental treatment. The accompanying parent or guardian must also first pass all our screening for COVID-19, including the absence of fever (over 100 degrees fahrenheit).
We regret that we must restrict our patient care this way. We are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing this, we are doing our part to safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our care providers, and the whole community. We hope you understand, and we thank you for your cooperation.
Dr. Alvin Amante and the Culpeper Kids Dentistry team
Meet the Doctor
Alvin Amante, DMD
Dr. Amante is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency program in 2010 at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health in New York. After his training, he served as a faculty of Community Dentistry at the University of Rochester and was the Director for the Smile Mobile dental program that provided dental care for inner city school children. In 2012, Dr. Amante and his family moved to northern Virginia where he joined a private practice as an associate pediatric dentist. In 2016, he was recognized as a Top Pediatric Dentist by Northern Virginia Magazine.
Dr. Amante earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the University of the Philippines in 1993. He served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry for four years before moving to the United States in 1998 for further post-graduate training. He completed two years of residency training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health and practiced as a general dentist for eight years in Seattle, WA.
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Associtiation, Northern Virginia Dental Society Read More!