About Our Practice

Our Mission

Philly Smiles blends a state of the art facility with a wonderful and caring team, which has made us the leading provider of advanced aesthetic dental services in Center City. Our goal is to help educate our patients in order to achieve excellent dental health and their most beautiful smiles. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care you deserve. Part of our commitment to our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. Become a part of our dental family and let us show you how we can provide a lifetime of the care you need.

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Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 9:00am -5:00pm. Emergency weekend hours are available by appointment

Joseph Roberts DDS 

Dr. Roberts completed a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and has received formal dental education at Temple University School of Dental Medicine, Montefiore Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Roberts has served as President of Eastern Dental Society as well a founding member and president of Philadelphia Implant Society. Dr. Roberts has been published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an active member of local and national dental organizations and has lectured abroad in dental implants and digital radiography.  Dr. Roberts  serves on the Board of the Kornberg School of Dentistry. As part of a passion Dr. Roberts has for music and education, he was a founding partner of The School of Rock.

Dr. Roberts is known for having a gentle hand and takes patient comfort seriously. His patients love his “painless Novocaine” which makes getting Novocaine injections very comfortable. Dr. Roberts’ combination of training and experience, along with his calm and assured manner, make the most difficult procedures simple for his patients.


Kathryn Ames DMD

Dr. Ames has been a member of the American Dental Association, and The Pennsylvania Dental Association.  She completed her undergraduate training at Universities in Maine and Pennsylvania and received her doctorate in Dental Medicine from Temple University, where she is currently a clinical instructor.

Dr. Ames combines experienced hands with smart patient care to help her patients have beautiful, healthy smiles for life. With the latest technology, Dr. Ames is able to help you visualize and better understand your care and restore your teeth and gum health quickly and comfortably. With experience comes learned confidence. You and your smile will be healthier every time you leave her care. Find out why she has been chosen as the Top General Dentist in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.


Shruti Tewari, DMD

Dr. Tewari completed her undergraduate studies at Temple University College of Science and Technology. She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the Kornberg School of Dentistry. In her time there, she served on the University Honor Board and received an award recognizing her Professionalism and Ethics. She received her associate fellowship through the Wold Clinical Laser Institute, is Invisalign certified and is training with Implant Seminars.

With a focus in preventative care,  Dr. Tewari believes no person is too young or too old to take charge of their dental health. Her primary goal is to educate her patients while helping them actively participate in their oral care. She continues studying  innovative and long-term solutions to help patients avoid complicated and painful procedures in the future.