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Meet Your Doctors

Dr. David Bates, DDS, the best North Loop dentist near you, smiles widely and shows off his perfect teeth.

David Bates, DDS


Dr. David Bates is a second-generation dentist who was born and raised in the Minneapolis area. He attended dental school at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Bates worked extensively with children in underserved areas of California with the USC Mobile Clinic. He served as the clinic’s co-director, which ignited his passion for giving back to the community through dentistry. Upon graduation, he moved back to the Twin Cities to join his father’s dental practice in the Twin Cities’ suburbs.

After almost a decade spent working with his father, Dr. Bates decided to follow his vision of opening a distinctive dental practice right in the heart of the North Loop. As a proud resident of Minneapolis, Dr. Bates was drawn to the North Loop’s vibrant community atmosphere with an urban twist. As the proud owner of Loop Dental, Dr. Bates looks forward to meeting and serving the area for many years to come.

“The North Loop deserves a unique dental practice –
and I’m thrilled to provide my patients with the highest quality, individually-tailored dental care possible.”

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, 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!



Exceeding patients’ expectations in every possible way is our number one priority. With a commitment to state-of-the-art dental techniques and technology, Loop Dental sets the standard for clinical excellence. We provide honest and trustworthy care and customized treatment plans in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Dentistry at Loop Dental is sophisticated, modern, and comfortable for every patient.

Katie Hannon,


Dr. Katie Hannon grew up in Willmar, Minnesota. She attended the University of Minnesota for both undergraduate and dental school, where she graduated with distinction. Dr. Hannon enjoys a wide range of dental procedures and loves establishing a personal connection with each of her patients. She is a member of the Minnesota Dental Association, St. Paul District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hannon enjoys yoga, the lakes and exploring the Twin Cities’ restaurant scene. She and her husband Charlie are also avid Minnesota sports fans, so you can often find her at a Gophers’ game or cheering on the Vikings.

Dr. Katie Hannon, DDS

Krishna Katira,


Dr. Krishna Katira was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the United Kingdom in 1996 to study dentistry at the University of Sheffield. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001 and worked as a General Dentist in London for over 11 years.

In 2015, the Katira family moved to the US and Dr. Katira attended dental school at the University of Minnesota graduating with distinction.  After graduation, she completed a 12-month residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry through New York University.

Dr. Katira is a member of the American Dental Association, Minneapolis District Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also a member of National Dental Honor Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Katira has a special interest in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry and looks forward to providing treatment to the North Loop community.

Outside of the office, Dr. Katira enjoys spending time with her husband Bhavik and young son. She also enjoys being outdoors, skiing, biking and has a newfound respect for yoga. Her favorite pastime is ‘losing herself’ in a great novel.