Meet Our Team


Dr. Sean R. Bates

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 completed 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.

He then 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 has practiced since 2005. Dr. Bates completed an implant residency, is an active member of the American Dental Association, and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Bates is married to Shonna Bates and has two children Aleigha 21 and Journey 3. They are residing in the Venice area and are looking forward to becoming active members of our community.

Our Dental Philosophy


Exceptional Patient Service

We take customer service to the next level. Our constant goal is to create an all-around positive dental experience and we make that possible by paying attention to the details of your care. From the front desk to the treatment chair, we will be helpful, attentive and focused on you.

Quality Dentistry

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality results. We especially enjoy it when patients are satisfied with our work for them, which is why we strive to perform to the best of our abilities every day. You will be in excellent hands here.

Personalized Care

We take our time with patients, getting to know them personally, so we can provide dental care that is customized to each person's unique needs and desires. We truly care about you as an individual, and it shows.

Listening Ear

Our goal is to build an open relationship with our patients, and listening is key. We will listen closely to your needs and concerns and answer any questions you might have. Together we will be able to make informed, confident decisions regarding your dental care.

Welcoming Environment

Our inviting reception area, complimentary bottled water and coffee, and our caring team who will greet you upon arrival are just a few of the wonderful things we have at our practice that will help you feel at home. Right away you'll notice that we do our best to ensure you are well-cared for and comfortable.

Advanced Technology

We utilize the latest dental technology at our practice. Our technologies include digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, a CBCT scanner and a 3ShapeTrios scanner, to name a few. These technologies help lessen your time in the treatment chair, improve your care and allow us to deliver exceptional results.