Dr. Bates is an active member of the Twin Cities’ dental community and was named the 2017 recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association’s New Dentist Leadership Award, which recognized, “his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring the success of organized dentistry and never hesitating to serve when needed.” Dr. Bates is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association and the Saint Paul District Dental Society. He is also a past president of the Saint Paul District Dental Society Speakers’ Bureau, which he has been a member of since 2009. In addition, he is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, has served on the 2013-2014 Minnesota Dental Association Constitution, Ethics and Bylaws Committee, and has been a delegate to the Minnesota Dental Association House of Delegates since 2013. He is also currently a member of the Minnesota Dental Association Resolution Review Committee. Dr. Bates was a member of the first graduating class of the Great Lakes Implant Institute and believes in staying ahead of the curve on the latest dental techniques and technology.
When away from the office, Dr. Bates enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, their two young sons and their two dogs Sydney and Murphy. He is an avid traveler, skier, runner, and swimmer. He loves living in Minnesota, and he especially looks forward to the warm summer months!