Our Dentists

Dr. John H. Ambrose Jr.

Dr. John H. Ambrose is a native of Forsyth but has resided in Juliette with his wife Dr. Valerie Ambrose since 2010. They have two young sons Jack and Evan, and they welcomed a daughter Ally in March 2013. Dr. Ambrose and his family attend Ingleside Baptist church, and are very involved in the Middle Georgia community. Dr. Ambrose spends his free time with his family, and he is an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman.

Education & Experience
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1996
  • Medical College of Georgia Dental School, Doctor of Medicine degree, 2003
  • Chief Resident of the General Practice Residency at MCG, 2005
  • Pediatric Dentistry, University of Kentucky, 2008-2010
  • Purchased and began Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry, 2011

Dr. Ambrose is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Central District Dental Society. He is also a Shriner and a Mason where he supports the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.


Dr. Valerie Ambrose

Dr. Valerie Woods Ambrose is originally from Rome, Georgia. Dr. Ambrose enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She welcomed a baby girl in March 2013 who joins two older brothers.

Education & Experience
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2002
  • Medical College of Georgie, Dental Medicine degree, 2006
  • Practicing dentistry at a Warner Robins private practice, 2006-2013
  • Associate dentist at Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry, 2013-present

Dr. Ambrose is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Georgia Dental Association. She is also a member of the Central District Dental Society.


Dr. Jennifer Stevens

Dr. Jenny Stevens is Florida native and grew up in Miami, Florida. Dr. Jenny went on to play Division I tennis for the University of Virginia. While at UVA, her parents relocated to Augusta where she began to pursue her passion for dentistry. Dr. Jenny enjoys spending her time with her family and her teacup Yorkie Winston.

Education & Experience
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, 2010
  • Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2016
  • Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Pediatric Residency Program, 2018
  • Chief Resident at DCG Pediatric Residency Program, 2018

Dr. Jenny is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Georgia Dental Association.


Dr. Christopher Fall

Dr. Chris grew up in Howard Lake, MN. Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Chris commissioned into the United States Navy, where he quickly realized how important dental care in childhood is in the prevention of complications into adulthood. In order to begin the pursuit of his passion for the underserved pediatric population whilst in the military, Dr. Chris worked every Saturday to provide dental health care to Savannah, GA and the surrounding area. Dr. Chris is married to his high-school sweetheart, Victoria, and together they enjoy traveling, camping, and hiking with their Shih-Tzu/Mini Dachshund Mix, Ellie.

Education & Experience
  • North Dakota State University, Bachelor of Science in Zoology (summa cum laude),2008
  • Marquette University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (magna cum laude), 2012
  • Served four years in the United States Navy, 2012-2016
  • Two-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry, NYU Langone, Florida, 2017-2019

Dr. Chris is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.


Dr. Jay Andreucetti

Dr. Jay grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He moved to Georgia immediately after dental school to work with Ambrose PD. Dr. Jay likes to stay active in his free time and enjoys yoga, weight lifting, and snowboarding in the winter months.

Education & Experience
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2013
  • Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2019

Dr. Jay is a member of the American Dental Association and Georgia Dental Association.


Dr. Donielle Williams

Dr. Donielle Williams was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up as a military brat, she has lived in nine different cities; however, she affectionately refers to the state of Georgia as her “home.” In her free time, Dr. Donielle enjoys dancing, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with family and her Shih-Tzu, Sophia. Dr. Donielle is elated to be joining the Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry Family!

Education & Experience
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2014
  • The University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2018
  • The University of California-Los Angeles, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2020
  • The University of California-Los Angeles, Master of Public Health, 2020

Dr. Donielle is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.


Dr. Amanda Sengel

Dr. Amanda Sengel was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!). Dr. Amanda grew up in an active home with two sisters and went on to play soccer and dance for William Jewell College in Missouri. While at WJC, she began to pursue a medical career and focused on dentistry. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Amanda enjoys playing tennis, teaching fitness classes, traveling wherever possible, and rescuing dogs with her husband, Phin.

Education & Experience
  • William Jewell College, Bachelor of Arts in Biology – Magna Cum Laude, 2002
  • University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2006
  • Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Pediatric Dental Residency Program, 2008
    • Additional training at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta during her residency 2007-2008
    • Chief Resident at MCG Pediatric Residency Program, 2008

Dr. Amanda is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society, and the Hinman Dental Society. She has been named in Atlanta Magazine’s List of Top Dentists for the past two years.


Dr. Latoya Delaughter

Dr. Latoya Delaughter is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.  After earning her undergraduate degree, she devoted two rewarding years to educating the youth of rural Georgia as a middle and high school science teacher.  As an educator, “Dr. D” (as she is affectionately known) always encouraged her students to follow their dreams.  Soon she realized she should do the same and decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a dentist.  In her spare time, Dr. Delaughter enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, and together they enjoy traveling, biking, and delighting in the occasional staycation.

Education & Experience
  • Georgia Southern University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry minor, 1999
  • Meharry Medical College, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 2006
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Residency, 2008
  • Associate Pediatric Dentist and Clinical Faculty for Lutheran Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program, St. Joseph Hospital for Specialty Care in Providence, Rhode Island, 2008 – 2010
  • Director of Pediatric Dentistry, Stuttgart Army Dental Clinic, Stuttgart Germany, 2016 – 2018
  • Associate Pediatric Dentist, Private Practices in El Paso and San Antonio, TX, 2010 – 2021

Dr. Delaughter is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomat inception, November 2010.

Dr. Lavanya Ramakrishana

Dr. Lavanya Ramakrishana was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She went to the University of Georgia and then pursued her dental education at the Dental College of Georgia. In her free time, Dr. Lavanya loves to hike, play the piano, and bake.

Education & Experience
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2017
  • Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2021

Dr. Lavanya is a member of the American Dental Association and Georgia Dental Association.


Dr. Bhakti Patel

Dr. Bhakti Patel was born in India, and moved to the United States when she was 11. She has been a native of Georgia ever since as she grew up with her close knit family in Lawrenceville, completed her undergraduate studies in Athens, and earned her DMD in Augusta. Dr. Bhakti enjoys spending her time learning new languages, singing, and trying new vegan recipes.

Education & Experience
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Minor in Spanish, 2017
  • Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2021

Dr. Bhakti is a member of Georgia Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association, and American Dental Association.

Dr. Bhakti is delighted to join the Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry Family!


Dr. James Hall

Dr. James Hall lived as a native of Macon, Georgia with his wife Beverly from 1973 to 2019. Dr. Hall leaves behind two adult daughters. Dr. Hall was involved in his church and community for many years.

Education & Experience
  • Mercer University, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics, 1963
  • Northwestern University Dental School, Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, 1967
  • Northwestern University Dental School, Pediatric Dentistry Master of Science degree, 1969
  • Two-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s Memorial Hospital, 1967-1969
  • Served two years in the United States Army, Chief of Pediatric Dentistry, 1969-1971

Dr. Hall was a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He was also a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Central District Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Society of Dentistry for Children. He was past president of the Georgia Dental Association and served dentistry on many boards and committees.

Dr. Hall served on the Board of the Macon Volunteer Clinic and as a Public Policy Advocate for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He published numerous articles in both scientific and law journals. In 2004, Dr. Hall received the Georgia Dental Association’s highest honor, the Award of Merit, in recognition of his contributions and service to the profession.

Dr. Hall dedicated his adult life to Dentistry and will be missed. 1941-2019.