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We strive to provide our patients with comfortable, comprehensive dental care with an emphasis on implants and full-smile restorations. We also offer a full Medspa with aesthetic services including lasers. Match your beautiful smile with a rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Amato and his entire team are here to help you look and feel your best.

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Meet your dentist

Dr. Francis Amato

Dr. Amato served in the United States Navy as a nuclear submariner and diver. After the military, he worked as an engineer in the nuclear power industry before pursuing a career in dentistry. Dr. Amato graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and holds a Fellowship and Mastership with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) as well as a Surgical Fellowship with the Misch International Implant Institute.

The High Country has been his home since 2004. When he is not caring for his patients, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has a lovely wife of 39 years, Gena, three children, Madeline, Lillian, and Abigail, and a son-in-law, Will.

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Dr. Jeff graduated from the University of Colorado Dental School, where he received the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student Award. Immediately following graduation, he enrolled in the Academy of GP Orthodontics, a two-year program to further his education in comprehensive orthodontics. He also holds an Implant Externship from the Triangle Dental Institute.  

Dr. Jeff has a distinguished career as a Navy SEAL Sniper, serving our country for eight years before being medically retired due to combat-related injuries. After the Navy, he transitioned to being a front tire changer on multiple pit crews for NASCAR. Dr. Jeff has a beautiful wife, Ericka, and two Jack Russell Terriers named Hunter and Chase.

Featured Services

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Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth down to the root, for results that look and feel natural. You can eat all of your favorite foods and preserve your oral health, so you can live life to the fullest.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

At Amato Dentistry, we believe that no smile is beyond repair! Dr. Amato and Dr. Jeff are highly trained in restorations that look and feel natural. With full mouth rehabilitation, we’ll have you smiling in no time!

Amato Aesthetics

Our seasoned aesthetician and doctors offer a range of services including Botox, fillers, Virtue RF microneedling, Skinwave hydrating facials, customed facials, and more!


Whether you’re looking to get cosmetic work done or you’re hoping to ease chronic pain from migraines, headaches, and other conditions, Botox could be a great option for you.

Committed to Excellence


We're passionate about offering the best comprehensive care in West Jefferson and the High Country. Our highly trained team along with Dr. Amato will do whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable and deliver the best outcome for your smile.

ICOI Fellowship & Mastership

Dr. Amato is one of just six dentists in North Carolina to have obtained both a fellowship and mastership with the international congress of Oral Implantologists, the world's largest dental implant organization. Dr. Amato is able to take care of all your implant needs.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Whether you’re looking for a routine cleaning or a full mouth rehabilitation, Amato Dentistry has got you covered. Our well-trained team is highly skilled and excited to provide you with all the dental treatments you need.

Perio Protect

With Perio Protect, you can receive periodontal treatment from the comfort of your home with custom-fitting, comfortable mouthpieces that deliver the medication you need to hard-to-reach spots. The best part is, Perio Protect takes minimal effort. Just wear them consistently and watch your oral health improve!

Facial Aesthetics

We love helping patients feel confident about the way they look. With state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic services like VirtueRF, Microneedling, Cool peel laser, Tetra, CO2 Laser, Hydrafacial including Botox and fillers, we are ready to help you take confidence to the next level.

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Patient Reviews

We recently moved from Raleigh and needed a new dental practice.  My husband and I could not be happier with Amato Dentistry.  The entire staff were so warm, welcoming and friendly.  We were also very impressed with their state-of-the-art equipment and their knowledge.

We can not recommend them enough if you are needing a dental practice in The High Country.

Tammy Tanoury

My wife and I recently came to Amato Dentistry as new patients. Our experience was one of the best we’ve had with a dental practice. The entire staff was warm and welcoming, the office was a calm environment, and the care was exceptional. The entire process from the new patient paperwork through checkout was friendly, efficient, and smooth. Every detail was handled with care. Both of our cleanings and exams were filled with education about our teeth health and ways we could improve. Their equipment is state of the art and the teeth scans they provide are an amazing visual to your teeth health. We are thrilled to be a part of Amato Dentistry.

Scott Banks

This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. Every single staff member is professional, courteous, and welcoming. Dr Amato is wonderful- compassionate and kind and you can tell he truly cares about his patients. Comfortable environment, with great dental work. Absolutely takes all of the worry away about going to the dentist. Would recommend to anyone. So glad I have found this office to be my dentist.

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$399 per year

Our in-house Amato Dentistry Membership Plan is a great option for patients who care about enhancing and maintaining excellent oral health! For one annual fee, we’ll take care of all of your basic dental needs, and more! The plan includes:

  • All exams
  • All x-rays
  • Two routine cleanings/periodontal maintenance cleanings
  • Savings from 5% to 25% on all other non-lab driven dental treatment
  • 12 month plan
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