Philly Smiles
Kathryn Ames, DMD:
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Philly Smiles
Kathryn Ames, DMD
Philadelphia, PA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Cory E. from Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


This establishment was incredibly comfortable and the staff were professional and kind. I was particularly impressed with my dental assistant, Edyta. She was charming, knowledgeable and she guided me through my first appointment with grace and poise. Every person there was so welcoming and I am thrilled to say that I have certainly found my dentist in Philadelphia!

Jana Oliveros (Source: Google)


Love everything about Philly Smiles. It’s the first dentist that I’ve chosen as an adult and I enjoy my biannual visits. It’s location is right in Rittenhouse Park so it’s convenient if I want to make a day of being in the city. The people at Philly Smiles are so nice and pleasant. Julia from reception has been helpful with appointments, rescheduling and billing. I love Dr. Ames. Even when I had to go through descaling on my first few visits they kept me comfortable and checked in with me often. She didn’t become judgy or berate me for lacking in followup all the years prior and I’ve been maintaining my visits and oral hygiene ever since. They see the effort and acknowledge and reinforce good routines. The office is beautiful. I especially appreciate that during the chilly months there’s a fireplace going in the waiting area as well as one of the hygienists chairs. Had a cleaning done next to a fireplace with a faint view of snow falling outside. I’m so glad I found Philly Smiles and I will continue to be a patient there as long as I live in Philly. Though more expensive than my husband’s dental visits I tell him it’s worth it because it’s a place I’m comfortable, which is rare for a dentist.

Michael F. from Winston-Salem, NC (Source: Yelp)


Dr Roberts and Dr Ames are incredibly talented and compassionate Dentists. I first met them in connection with an emergency, when they were the only ones who would see me late on a weekend night. Though I no longer live in Philly, I still consider them my primary Dentists, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a Dentist.

R.Joseph Y. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


As a new patient of Dr.s Ames and Roberts.I can’t thank you and your staff enough for caring for me at this time of need.I was recently robbed and assaulted.One of my many injuries was to my teeth.After being released from the hospital the Doctors, Ames and Roberts wasted no time in getting me in the office to begin repairing the extensive damages caused from the assault.They required no payment to begin,”explaining to them,I will be out of work for some time and do not have health insurance.”They waived charges,discounted fees and are allowing me to make payments!I Who does this any more!!!!Their work is exceptional.And i am so grateful to be able to Smile,showing my appreciation!I can’t thank the Doctors and staff enough or their compassion and generosity.This is”As good as it gets”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katelynn Hidalgo (Source: Google)


Finding a dentist is HARD, so we are so happy we found PhillySmiles. We tried a few other dentists around Philadelphia before we found them. My husband and I both feel so happy with their customer service as well as their meticulous technique. We’ve both had crowns done in the office and the all of the dentists take their time and perform superb work. Definitely recommend them if you want a professional and friendly atmosphere, while also being assured that you are getting top notch patient care.

David P. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I must say I’ve been a patient of Dr. Ames and Roberts for years now and even though I was scared to death of dentists, after several dreadful visits in other cities, I look forward to my time at their office. While my fear of dentist has not completely disappeared, Dr. Ames makes it easy for me to sit back and get on with the work of keeping my teeth healthy. I feel at home when I go for my visits. Sally and the entire staff know me and my partner well. We’ve received thoughtful cards congratulating us on an adoption and it’s hard to feel too scared here….even for me. I give anyone who asks two thumbs up on these consummate professionals. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Layla A. from Lansdowne, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Ames and Roberts have the most beautiful office I have ever seen. The ambiance alone is relaxing and aesthetically pleasing. The staff is extremely nice and always seem happy. Dr Ames and Roberts offer great conversation as well as great service. Dr Ames in particular was very helpful with my issues and went out of her way to make sure I get the max out of my dental benefits. I am so pleased with my experience and I don’t think I will ever go to another dentist again. Besides they are very educated and there’s no need to get a second opinion, they are my second opinion and they are currently fixing another dentist’s mistakes.

Troy Kaiser (Source: Google)


Best dental experience I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot. Cool office, friendly staff, great music, and the quickest, most precise cleaning I can recall. The doctor even found two cavities that she was able to fill on the spot, without novacaine, and only extended the appointment by 15 minutes. Will definitely be going back. Thanks Dr. Ames!

Tor Hyams (Source: Google)


There is so much good to report here. First of all, the office is gorgeous and festive. Second, the staff are the most friendly and welcoming people in any doctor’s office I have ever been to (and I’ve been to a lot of doctors). Third, and most important, Joe, Katy and Stevie are simply the best dentists I have ever encountered and I’ve been to a lot of dentists. I don’t think anyone really wants to go to the dentist, but Philly Smiles makes you feel like you do. Whether it’s a teeth cleaning or something more serious, I have always felt taken care of and, unlike other dental offices, have never experienced any pain whatsoever here. I didn’t even feel the novocaine needle when Joe numbed me. That’s just insane, but it’s true. They also have the latest technology, which really helps speed things up and gives you the confidence that you’re getting expert attention. Their preventive care is also top-notch. Philly is lucky to have these folks and I am so grateful to be a patient.

Jen D. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I must comment on consistently outstanding experiences at the dental office of Dr. Kathryn Ames. Kate is gracious and unpretentious but treats her patients to elegant, seriously clean surroundings. She will design a treatment plan that makes a healthy mouth affordable. In her chair you feel comfortable that you are receiving comprehensive care. The support staff is also great—knowledgeable and compassionate. Sally, the office manager, is so competent. She will make your arrival and departure quite entertaining. I recommend that you step inside that beautiful stone building on Rittenhouse Square for a necessity that will feel like a friendly visit.

Marie F. from Conshohocken, PA (Source: Yelp)


I was bouncing around on YELP and decided to check out my bf’s dentist and honestly I found the last review a suprise. She’s right… the office is a gorgeous Victorian townhouse right on Rittenhouse Square, but because of that I had checked out their fees before I ever walked in and they are the same and sometimes much lower than other of the reputable center city dental offices. I’ve been going there for 2 years and they haven’t overtreated me and my boyfriend hardly ever has anything done other than cleanings and checkups. It is a wonderful dental office and i highly recommend it!

Jared Delorenzo (Source: Google)


Went here for a ton of dental work and haven’t been to the dentist in many many years. They were super accommodating to my schedule and Dr Ames and Dr Roberts both made me feel very comfortable and calm during all of my procedures. The doctors and staff is awesome and possibly the nicest people in the world. Completely happy with all my work and glad I chose Philly smiles!!

Matt And Dene M. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


THE BEST, EVER! I can’t say enough about Dr.’s Ames and Roberts. They are simply amazing. The staff is phenomanal; helpful, kind, and easy going. Dr. Roberts is just so great. He is gentle, compassionate, and real. I was not blessed with the best teeth but they have helped me 100% of the way. From cleanings, to fillings, to crowns for my implants I am always satisfied with the service. I never feel as though my service was rushed and they are not rude or get annoyed when you ask questions. The ambiance is AWESOME!! No cold room with bright lights scremaing in your face. They will even offer you a blanket if you feel chilly.

Djuan S. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


New patient alert! I called to schedule an appointment about two weeks ago and got the first available slot. The receptionist was really sweet. She even called me back to give information about my co pay. The office is not far from my job so it was a nice walk to Rittenhouse Sq. I was amazed by the decor and elaborate furnishings. It did not feel like a dentist office at all. They have this really cute barber chair! I had Dr. Ames work on my teeth and she was really sweet and knowledgeable about dental care. I am actually scheduled to do an extraction with Dr. Roberts. Such an awesome experience.

Yash B. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


You will enjoy and look forward to coming to Philly Smiles. The office itself is unlike any other that I have been to, a complete marvel. You will be astounded by the elegance of this practice. Although, the true gems of Philly Smiles are without a doubt Drs. Ames and Roberts and their wonderful staff. Everyone is so genuine and sincere, you can tell that the patient’s health is their primary focus! I believe what really sets this particular office apart from others is that they listen to you and trust you. They work as a team to deliver quality care and a fantastic experience that makes going to the dentist something you look forward to!

Jake S. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Yoooo Philly…love your whiney reviews!! Looks like you just like to moan and groan about having your dirty teeth fixed in a gorgeous office without paying anything. First you ought to try brushing and flossing and stop living on tastycakes. Next you probably ought to realize this office is one of the best gems in your city. If you stop cryin…Ill personally bring these guys up to NYC. At least we know you get what you pay for. Seriously though Ive been commuting to Philly to use use their services for the past 5 years since being reccomended by a friend for an emergency. When I walked in I thought WHOA fancy office I could never afford this – and explained that and they’ve been more than swell in accommodating this income challenged musician. They have a sense of humor too. I’m a die-hard Yankee fan, after your Phils lost to Yankees, they had a red Phillies P tatooed on a way back crown just so I could pull back my cheek and feel nauseous every spring training.

Dana F. from Drexel Hill, PA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Drs. Ames and Roberts for 25 years. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who needs a dentist. They have taken care of me and my children through the entire spectrum of dental issues, and I trust them both completely. Their office is beautiful, and Sally is wonderful about coordinating appointments and working with my insurance company. This practice is really well run, and the care I have received has been exceptional. I recommend it without hesitation.

Harshul Sanjanwala (Source: Google)


I was able to get not only great service but at the last min and it was all recommended by Dr.Ames! They understand your concern and put your thoughts in perspective! Dr. Roberts performed the actual treatment and put my fears of dentist in the back! They not only saved me a lot of money but did it with great care! I recommend this team to everyone and I can tell you I am terrified of dentist and am willing to go back now! I only had first step completed thus far but am confident after my first experience that I am in great hands! Read the reviews and was not bought into it until I was in the chair! Now I am here writing a well deserved great review! I can’t say this enough but they put you first!

Bluu Boi Films (Source: Google)


I have been going to Philly Smiles for at least the past six years and I always have a pleasant visit. The Dr’s, Dental Assistants and Receptionists are all always kind and upbeat. Overall a very good environment with good music accompanying the experience. I also love how thoroughly my teeth are tended to and I greatly appreciate any advice I’m given on how to keep up with my dental care. They are also taking great precautions in terms of Covid and keeping everyone as safe as possible. I HIGHLY recommend Philly Smiles to anyone seeking an excellent dentist.

Caroline F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Drs.Ames and Roberts and their staff are truly THE BEST. I have been going to them for 20years and this morning I had a dental emergency. They squeezed me in and were compassionate and caring. Dr.Roberts sent me to a specialist the same day and got everything coordinated for me. I will never go to another dentist. Thank you everyone, I am always so impressed with the entire team! -Caroline Philly Smiles patient 20+ years and counting

Chris T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ames and Dr. Roberts are fantastic and so is the staff. I have seen both of them over the years.  Recently Dr. Roberts worked with me for nearly two years on a complicated issue.  He was there with me every step of the way and he did not push or pressure me on treatment even when he knew surgery was probably the inevitable outcome.  He always took the time to explain what was going on and answered all my questions, even the ones I asked over and over again.  If I needed an emergency fix he got me right in with an appointment asap.  They and the staff are all personable, patient, and caring.  I would recommend Philly Smiles to anyone.

Sioux H. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ames was the first dentist to make me feel comfortable with dentistry.  Before Dr. Ames, I panicked when I had a problem that required care.  Now, she and her staff have taken such great care of me over the years that I look forward to my periodic checkups (yes!).  I had the onset of periodontal disease, clearly evidenced by spontaneous gum bleeding, diagnosed over 20 years ago.  I was certain I would be wearing dentures by now.  Dr. Ames told me she would not let that happen and she has been true to her word.  I have also seen Dr. Roberts and he is equally awesome.  The team is customer focused, caring and highly skilled in contemporary methods.  I have recommended them to many over the years and all thank me profusely.

Henry Wassinger (Source: Google)


I have been going to Philly Smiles for over two years now and I wouldn’t even consider changing my dentist. Dr. Joseph Roberts, Dr. Stevie Roberts and Dr. Ames are all fantastic and extremely competent along with the staff. I have had an abundance of work done including fillings, root canals, and implants. Their work is always spectacular and high quality. They always follow up to make sure I am feeling well and healing properly. They use a great lab and high quality materials. If there are ever any issues, they make sure to address them right away and they are very professional. Julia always makes sure to fit me in the schedule as soon as possible and calls to remind me of cleanings and any work I might need done. This is the best office I’ve ever been to and plan to continue going there even after moving further away. I highly recommend this office and team, you’ll finally stop dreading the dentist and actually enjoy your experience within a great atmosphere.

Betty D. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Soooo I was scared, you probably are too. I was scared about what they would find and nervous about treatment and fearful it would cost a lot. But this office was GREAT!! They took time, explained everything, showed me my choices in treatment and helped me figure out the finances comfotably. Dr. Ames was very professional, warm and funny. I really feel like she cared about getting me healthy. Nitrous helps! …..Follow up visits were just as great. One time I chipped my front tooth , and they told me to come right over. Not next week, that day. I was good as new in less then an hour. Thanks Dr. Ames!!!

Riley H. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


So this is not your ordinary dental office. After graduating from child to adult status, I finally found a new dentist and made an appointment here. The beautiful old Victorian home confused me at first, but was a warm distraction and kept me from thinking that I was in a dental office. The modern, sterile high tech dental treatment floor below seems like it shouldn’t fit in this antique building but they have somehow made it work. And most importantly, everything is very clean. I found this office because both doctors were rated top dentists in Philly Magazine. Dr. Ames is my primary dentist though I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Roberts in my visits also. (An important note for those who fear needles: make an appointment with Dr. Roberts!!!) I can’t describe how refreshing it is to spend time here and learn about taking care of my mouth. Dr. Ames lights up when you ask her questions and will provide you with all the information you need to maintain a healthy smile. They also play great music and offer headphones (huge perk!).

M K. from Pomeroy, PA (Source: Yelp)


I have to tell you that I was just browsing though Yelp of all my favorite places to go and was disturbed by a review on here. Dr. Ames and Roberts have been my dentist for more then 8 years and I would not go anywhere else even if I moved out of the area. For many years I jumped around from dentist to dentist just because I just hated to go, did not enjoy my experience, bad bed side manner or lack of expertise. Dr. Ames and Roberts and their Team exceed in all these areas and are great.  They have always given me the best service and guidance on what would be best for me and the direction I wanted to go. As far as their prices go they are extremely fair.  I have a friend who goes to an office I think is kinda dirty and pays the same. This is an office that works very hard on the details, and they have worked with me at times on finances to help me out. How many times do you have to learn ” You get what you pay for”.  If you couldn’t tell, I highly recommend them.

Henry O. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.ames&Roberts have been my family dentist for the last 15 years.They are terrific!!! We feel so comfortable been examined.They are so nice and friendly.We live in South New Jersey and I don’t mind to drive all the way to center of Philadelphia.My 8 years old daughter was very afraid to go to any dentist until I decided to take her to Dr.Ames 2 years ego and my daughter loves to visit her. I recommended this office to anybody looking for quality and family atmosphere.

Danielle Harmon (Source: Google)


Whenever I come here they are quick yet efficient. I’m usually in and out. They always make me feel so welcomed. The decor is beautiful. Special thanks to Danita and Sally who always take care of the “business” stuff. The whole staff is great and I have already recommended friends to this practice.

Felicia C. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I love my dental office. My regular dentist, Dr. Ames, is so nice and always wants me to be comfortable. She is fast too! For my wisdom teeth surgery, which I just had on Thursday, one of the other dentists, Dr. Roberts, treated me. So far, so good! The procedure itself was easy. He loaded me up with Novocaine and nitrous oxide, so I felt very relaxed and pain-free during the surgery. He and his dental assistant, Hank, encouraged me to listen to my ipod during the surgery, which also relaxed me. The whole procedure took about an hour and a half. The dental assistants for Dr. Ames and Dr. Roberts are both great, too – very kind and helpful. When my surgery was done, Dr. Roberts gave me his cell phone number and told me to text him later that evening and tell him how I was feeling. I did, and he called me right back to answer a question I had texted! I have never ever gotten such good service from a dental office. I can’t commend them enough.

Mark Young (Source: Google)


One of the reasons I LOVE Philly! Having avoided visiting the dentist over many years due to this oddly present inherent fear, everyone at Philly Smiles totally calmed my fears. Julia is so personable and likable, and Dr. Ames astonished me with her warm, down to earth, friendly demeanor. She deals with problems sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on the practical rather than other arbitrary considerations.

Mary A. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


This is a dental experience like no other. The office space is absolutely gorgeous– a renovated brownstone, the ambiance does a lot to dispel those dentist office jitters. And I can’t say enough about how friendly, personable, and genuinely kind the staff are. Everyone seems to enjoy working together and couldn’t have been warmer to me. Dr. Ames is wonderful– professional, efficient, and truly kind. I got a great referral (for wisdom tooth extraction) and a patient explanation of my issues. I’ll definitely be back. Can’t recommend this office highly enough.

Matt C. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ames is the best!!!  Best work I have ever had done and the place is so nice its like a whole other world from any other dentist I have ever been to.  I have never enjoyed going to the dentist, far from it, but Dr. Ames is so sweet she actually gave me a hug.  Sometimes I wonder why someone who clearly has so much love in her heart would want to stab people in the mouth all day, but when I come to Philly Smiles it makes me realize how on the path of life sometimes we have to do whatever is neccessary, even if that means being aware of how clean your own teeth are for the entire week after you visit.  And after the feeling of the side of my mouth returns, I always feel a little wiser.

Philly D. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


There just aren’t enough Stars to rate Dr. Ames & Dr. Roberts. I’ve been a patient at this practice since 2003 & to keep it short, Philly Smiles is just simply The Best & if there’s anyone who says otherwise, they’re just simply in denial. The Doctors genuinely care about the Dental Health of their patients. Dr. Ames’ Cleanings are impeccable & Dr. Roberts’ needles are painless. If you are experiencing a Dental issue, (they’ll go above and beyond to educate you by showing you images on their big screen with a camera (so that you can see with your own eyes) what may be going on with your teeth and or gums, and provide you with the best advice and step by step solutions by developing a treatment plan to ensure that your mouth is restored to being healthy. Their assistants ensure that you’re nice and comfortable while in the dental chair by offering a cozy blanket, a plush pillow & laughing gas to ease your anxiety. Any insurance issues or payment arrangements are always taken care of by their helpful front desk staff. I truly wouldn’t trust any other Dentist in my mouth.

Sydni Eck (Source: Google)


I highly recommend! Dr. Ames is amazing. After not having gone to see a dentist in years I was pretty nervous about going. When I went for my first appointment I was already impressed with the friendly staff at the front desk. The woman taking my X-rays made me feel totally comfortable and was very informative. Dr. Ames was so nice, and made me feel comfortable. I couldn’t be happier

Debbie M. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Drs. Ames and Roberts for (wow, I can’t believe it) 20 years. Whenever anyone mentions needing a dentist, or anything to do with dentistry, I let them know that Drs. Ames and Roberts are the best. The entire staff at Philly Smiles (their practice) is professional and exceptional at what they do….from cleanings, to making appointments, coordinating with insurance, specialists and providing dental care. I really do feel like part of the family. It makes even the most dreaded dental appointment (I have my mother’s very soft teeth and therefore, have had many dental procedures…from fillings, crowns, root canals to implants) comfortable and welcome. I always know they will take care of me and make me feel comfortable in their state of the art surroundings with their top of the line care and welcoming demeanor. I give them the highest recommendation!!!!!