Amherst Family Dental Care

Comprehensive and Laser Dentistry We are always welcoming new patients and we would love to have you as part of our dental family. Please explore our web site to learn more about us.

Here you can find information about our office and the procedures and services that we offer. If you have any questions please call us. We love hearing from our patients and anyone who may be interested in becoming one. We pledge that we will always do our very best to serve you.

Operating as usual

[08/22/21]   Happy National Tooth Fairy Day

[07/22/21]   There's still time to get copies of your records. Just call the office at 946-7507, leave a message, and someone will return your call.

[06/12/21]   It's not too late to receive a copy of your dental records. Just call the office and leave a message. Also, we ask that you settle your account as soon as possible. If any questions, please call us. 434-946-7507

[05/14/21]   You can still get copies of your records. Just call the office and leave your name and number. Someone will get back with you.

[03/05/21]   Dr Dean will retire from private practice effective March 31, 2021. Thank you Amherst for 42 years in town.

[02/18/21]   Our office is closed today due to the weather. Be safe out there

[12/22/20]   Amherst Family Dental Care will be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2020. We will reopen on Monday, Jan 4, 2021.

We want to wish everyone a happy healthy Christmas and new year.
Dr Dean and Staff

[11/25/20]   Our offices will be closed for Thanksgiving from Thursday to Tuesday. We will reopen on Wednesday, Dec 2. Everyone gave a safe holiday.

[09/01/20]   Happy September


Dr Dean doing what he loves to do 07/04/2020


June is National Candy Month.
Don't forget to brush after eating all those sweets!

[05/24/20]   Would like to take the time to remember all our military, past and present. Happy Memorial Day

[05/02/20]   Good news! We plan to begin seeing patients on Tuesday, May 5th. We will begin by contacting those patients who had to be cancelled in March and April. Please bear with us as there will be changes to the way we practice dentistry as we go forward.

[04/17/20]   Happy birthday Dr Dean!!!


Check out Dr Dean putting up sheetrock in his garage! No idle time here

[03/26/20]   As of today, per a mandate from the Governor of VA, our office will be closed at least through April 27, 2020. Again, if you have an emergency, please call the office. A phone call does not necessarily mean you will be seen as details on what constitutes an emergency to break the mandate is still being worked out. We will continue to update you as we get further details Thank you for understanding in these difficult times.

[03/17/20]   After just receiving word from the American Dental Association, we will now be closed through April 6. As previously stated, we will be available for emergency treatment only. Please leave a message on our office machine should you need us.
Please know the health and safety of patients and staff are of utmost importance to us. Stay safe during this difficult time.

[03/16/20]   At Amherst Family Dental Care patient and staff safety and well being are our top concern.
Based on current recommendations of the Virginia Dental
Association, our office will be closed March 17 - March 30. As things are ever-changing, we will notify you of any changes and keep you updated
If you are a registered patient with us and have an emergency, please call the office and leave us a message.
We will get back with you as soon as we can.
Thank you for your understanding.

[03/12/20]   Out of concern for our patients and staff, our office is following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. As always, we will continue to provide the highest standard in cleanliness and sterilization for our patients.

We kindly ask that if you have a fever, flu symptoms and/or a cough, you not come in and call to reschedule your appointment.

[03/06/20]   Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour this weekend!


[02/26/20]   Why not schedule an appointment today and learn how your overall health depends on your oral health. Professional dental care does more than just make your smile look good; it may prevent a heart attack, diabetes, or stroke.


[01/10/20]   Dr Dean is on his way home from Charlotte NC after attending an implant workshop. Interested in implants? Just ask him next time you're in the office.

[12/24/19]   Dr Dean's office is closed until Monday, December 30 at 8:00 am

12/09/2019 11/28/2019


[08/13/19]   Happy National Left Handers Day



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135 S Main St
Amherst, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm