"Everything was great!! The staff is very nice, and caring. I look forward to Dr. Amato serving my dental needs from now on. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. It makes a difference when a dentist and his staff make you feel right at home. :)" — tammyh, West Jefferson   

Meet Dr. Amato
Dr. Francis X. Amato is a unique kind of dentist. With his fun personality, he gets people excited about their dental care, and then teaches them to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Jefferson, NC Dentist Dr. Francis Amato

Dr. Amato Served His Country
Dr. Amato served his country in the United States Navy as an engineer on a nuclear submarine for six years, joining the Navy immediately after high school.  After the Navy, Dr. Amato continued his engineering career in the nuclear engineering industry until 1998, when he discovered his real passion was to become a dentist to help people design healthy, beautiful smiles, and he never looked back.

Dr. Amato Attended Dental School at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
Dr. Amato went back to school in 1998 and later obtained a bachelor's degree from Delta State University.  He then went on to the prestigious University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, where he earned his doctorate, graduating in 2004, after earning numerous awards. Dr. Amato stays abreast of the latest technology and dental care with memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the North Carolina Dental Society. Dr. Amato won several awards for his cosmetic dentistry with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry while still in dental school.  Dr. Amato is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Amato is a Master with ICOI International Congress of Oral Implantologists & Has a Surgical Fellowship with Misch International Implant Institute
Dr. Amato is also a Master with ICOI, the esteemed International Congress of Oral Implantologists, having previously earned his Fellowship with ICOI, and is also a Surgical Fellow with the acclaimed Misch International Implant Institute. To attain his Mastership and his Fellowships, Dr. Amato completed over 130 hours of surgical training and hundreds of hours of study.  Additionally, Dr. Amato completed hundreds of successful implant procedures on the patients in his practice.  Dr. Amato will be willing to answer any questions you may have about his implant training for his Mastership and Fellowships.

Dr. Amato Is a Family Man Married to His High School Sweetheart Gena with Three Beautiful Daughters: Madelaine, Lillian & Abigail
Married for over twenty-nine years to his high-school sweetheart, Dr. Amato and his beautiful wife, Gena, are blessed to have three gorgeous and precious children, Madelaine, Lillian and Abigail, whom you may often see visiting the office. Outside of dentistry, Dr. & Mrs. Amato focus on raising their young family and being involved in their community--they are truly proud to make their home in the High Country.

Dr. Amato's Favorite Thing to Do Is to Spend Time with His Family Right Here in the High Country
Dr. Amato has a wide range of interests outside of the practice, and enjoys spending time with Gena and their children, right here in the High Country: hiking, canoeing, swimming, skiing, target shooting, etc. They moved here to take advantage of the outdoor activities and unique culture here in the mountains and love living here.  He also loves to spend time with his family at the beach and traveling to fun and unique locations with the entire family, to deep sea swim, deep sea fish and scuba dive.  Dr. Amato and Gena are focused on the children's school and extracurricular activities and the entire family are active members of their church.

More about Dr. Amato and his credentials in dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry:

Dr. Amato's Credentials in Dental Implantology

Dr. Amato's Credentials in Cosmetic Dentistry


(336) 246-7473

Dr. Francis X. Amato III
200 Hospital Ave, Suite 1
Jefferson, NC 28640
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Dr. Francis X. Amato III, DMD, MICOI is a unique kind of dentist. With his fun personality, he gets people excited about their dental care, and then teaches them to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.  
Dr.Amato and his team use only the most advanced dental technology, offering the latest in advanced restorative, preventative and cosmetic dentistry with a unique, personal approach to family dental care.  
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