About Alvin Amante DDS
Accomplished Dentist and Instructor
A member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association, Alvin Amante, DDS, has more than 20 years’ experience in general and pediatric dentistry. Since 2012, he has been a pediatric dentist at Smilez Pediatric Dental Group in Gainesville, VA. He also has clinical privileges at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital where he provides service for children who have special needs. Previously, he has served as an instructor of clinical dentistry at the University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health. Strongly committed to community outreach, Alvin Amante, DDS, lead the institute’s Smile Mobile Program, which provided dental care and education for more than 3,000 schoolchildren in 17 inner-city Rochester schools. During the summer, Smile Mobile provided services in rural communities and Head Start programs.
Alvin Amante, DDS, completed a residency in advanced education in general dentistry at the University of Rochester in 2000, before relocating to Seattle and joining a group practice. There, he became involved with Medical Teams International, providing dental services for homeless Seattle youth as well as impoverished young people in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2010, he completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Rochester.
Opening a New Dental Practice - The Role of an EHR System
A graduate of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester, Alvin Amante, DDS, went on to serve as an instructor and clinical provider of pediatric dentistry with his alma mater for a number of years. Alvin Amante, DDS, is now drawing on his dental care experience to open his own dental practice.
When opening a new medical practice, one of the most important steps is to obtain the right equipment, which may include an electronic health record (EHR) system. In the dental care setting, an EHR system can store, share, and present a patient’s electronic health records in a way that promotes care quality and informed decision making.
The American Dental Association (ADA) notes that EHR systems can improve patient safety and care by offering providers a larger quantity and higher quality of information. For example, the record system can provide prompts about allergies and medications. According to the ADA, an EHR system can also facilitate practice efficiency with scheduling, billing, and documentation tools.