Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI, FAGD
Ross K. Oates, DMD, ABGD

1420 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901


Dr. Ross K. Oates

Dr. Oates

Dr. Oates was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky and received a Bachelor of Science in 2008. In 2012, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Oates continued his pursuit of education in the two-year General Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of Virginia here in Charlottesville. He joined a private practice in Andover, Massachusetts before serving as a general dentist in the US Air Force, deploying to Saudi Arabia and enjoying duty stations in Abilene, TX, San Antonio, TX and Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Dr. Oates is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. He is committed to performing the highest quality dental care and ensuring his patients have positive experiences and outcomes. He currently resides in Barboursville, VA with his wife and two young sons. His interests outside of dentistry include music, homebrewing, disc golf, climbing and hiking in the beautiful Virginia mountains.

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  • "I am very pleased with how my appointment went yesterday. Everyone was really friendly. They explained everything to me about the procedure and stayed late to assure I was comfortable with the work I had done. Dr Ryan Buckwalter and his assistants were awesome. I highly recommend them for any dental work. Thank you."

    Donnette M.

  • "I was having toothache pain in my lower jaw. I called the next day to make an appointment and was given an appointment time for the very next day. I saw Dr. Ryan, who is knowledgeable, caring and has great people skills with his patients. I made another appointment to come back and have the work done."

    Denise K.

  • “Dr. Buckwalter and his assistant did a wonderful job with our 8 year old today. While they were busy talking teeth, my 3 year old was enjoying his new lip balm and balloon! Finished up with a treat from Starbucks with our gift card. So glad our kiddos don’t fear the dentist. More like they want to keep stopping in."

    Logan D.

  • “Unbelievable experience with Dr. Ryan Buckwalter. Night and Day difference from my last dental experience with another dentist. I no longer fear the dentist!”

    David S.