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Dentist Osprey, Nokomis, and Sarasota, FL - Sean R. Bates, DDS & Associates

From first contact at Sean R Bates DDS & Associates, our Osprey dentist is committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals. We work hard to create the ultimate stress-free and comfortable dental experience. Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we do what it takes to help every patient understand their symptoms and treatment options in a relaxed office setting. We offer services for crowns , dental implants , teeth whitening , and much more !

It is our mission to educate and provide our patients with the best dental care in Osprey, Nokomis, and Sarasota. For that reason, we’ve designed this website to provide you with all of the important information you need to make healthy decisions about your teeth and gums. We encourage you to browse our office page, service details, and patient education library whenever you have a question about our practice or your oral health. Achieving quality dental care shouldn’t be difficult, so at Sean R Bates DDS & Associates we make it simple to achieve your healthiest, most beautiful smile. Whether you are looking for information on general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care, or periodontal exams, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page. For your convenience, you can also request an appointment online with our Osprey dentist and download patient forms directly from our website.

Feel free to contact our Osprey office with any questions. We look forward to making each visit to our office a positive experience.

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Meet the Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Sean R. Bates
    DDS
    Doctor

    Dr. Bates is a native of Columbus, Ohio and attended St. Charles Preparatory High School. Upon his graduation, he attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Dr. Bates continued his education at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, in Nashville, Tennessee in which he earned a Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Air Force and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the USAF dental corps. Dr. Bates graduated from Meharry Medical College with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

    After his graduation, Dr. Bates became a Captain in the United States Air Force and competed post-doctoral training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Biloxi, Mississippi. In the residency, Dr. Bates, received advanced training in all aspects of dentistry to include, IV conscious sedation, Oral surgery training, endodontic training, prosthodontic training and dental forensic training. Dr. Bates completed an implant dentistry residency, is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Seattle Study Club. He also is licensed to administer botox and juvaderm for his patients.

    He honorably served at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama as a dentist for an additional three years serving all branches of service. Dr. Bates then moved back to the Columbus, Ohio area where he practiced for ten years in a private practice. Dr. Bates moved to sunny Florida in 2017 has become a member of the Osprey/Nokomis community.  Dr. Bates loves spending time with his family, wife Shonna, daughters Journey and Aleigha. 

  • Dr.
    Luis De La Puente
    DDS

    Dr. de la Puente’s mission in dentistry is to provide patients with the highest quality and most up-to-date dental treatments offered today. He strives to deliver lifetime dental treatment in a professional, caring and comfortable environment. Dr. D graduated from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, Doctorate of Dental Surgery- San Jose, Costa Rica in 2012 and completed a residency at the University of Florida, Advanced Education in General Dentistry- Gainesville, FL in 2017. Dr. de la Puente successfully completed advanced education in implant dentistry. He also is Invisalign certified. He is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the South Florida District Dental Association. When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. de la Puente enjoys spending time with his family. Some of his favorite activities include attending different sporting events, deep-sea fishing, or boating. He also enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, or a casual night out with his friends.

Patient Testimonials

  • "I am a patient of Dr. Bates and so is my husband.. we love dr. Bates and his staff!! They are all about patient care and care about all your needs and concerns.. I wouldn't trust my teeth with any other dentist or office"
    Kayla A.
  • "Wow! What a practice! Dr. Bates and Dr. Graham are definitely one of kind. If you're looking for a truly compassionate dentist you have not only found one but two! My entire family has recently switched to this practice and have had nothing but a positive experience. I highly recommend them!"
    Megan N.
  • "Dr. Bates and his entire staff are AMAZING! I broke a tooth over the weekend, They got me in 1st thing Monday morning, fixed and ready to go about my day in a matter of 1 hour!"
    Andrea B
  • "A truly caring Dr. I'm very happy that he helped me out. I'm a Combat Vet and have been through alot, and Dr Bates took great care of me!"
    James C

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Our Location

2105 S Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Sean R Bates, DDS & Associates

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed