Dental Staff

Dentist Serving Osprey, Nokomis, and Sarasota, FL

All our professionals at Sean R. Bates, DDS & Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


Sean R. Bates, DDS

Dentist in Osprey, Nokomis, and Sarasota, FL

Sean R. Bates, DDS & Associates

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 graduating 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 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 completed an intensive implant residency and has been an invisalign provider since 2005. Dr. Bates is also licensed to administer Botox and juvaderm injections to his patients.

 Dr. Bates served the Columbus, Ohio community for over ten years and moved to sunny Florida in 2017. He is a proud member of the Osprey/Nokomis community and looks forward to serving for years to come. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, wife Shonna and two daughters Journey and Aleigha. He also is an avid Cleveland Browns fan. GO BROWNS!

Dr. Luis De La Puente

Dentist in Osprey, Nokomis, and Sarasota, FL

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 an 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 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.


Office Manager

Michelle joined Dr. Sean R. Bates and Associates in 2018. Michelle is a native of Florida and has been in the dental field for over 10 years. In addition, Michelle is also an expanded functions dental assistant. Michelle prides herself on excellent customer service and handles the day to day function of our dental office. In her free time she enjoys softball and kickball and loves spending time with her beautiful family.


Certified Dental Hygienist

Robin has been a registered Dental Hygienist for 45 years. Twenty three years at this office location. Her passion is connecting with all of our patients and delivering quality dental care and education. Robin was born in Virginia but has been a resident of Sarasota for 62 years. Robin takes great pride in maintaining her patient’s oral health and educating them on the latest advancements in periodontal therapy. In her free time, Robin has purchased a kayak and has also picked up cycling.


Certified Dental Hygienist

Diana has been a registered Dental Hygienist for over 20 years. Diana, focuses on patient interaction and also periodontal education. She also is licensed by the State of Florida to administer local anesthetic to our patients. Diana strives to give our patients excellent customer service and a spa like experience. In her free time, Diana owns a skin care and eyelash business and enjoys going to the beautiful beaches in Sarasota.


Certified Dental Assistant

Emily joined Dr. Sean Bates and Associates in 2018 and is a native of Indiana. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Charlotte Technical in 2015 and has four years of experience in private practice dentistry. She is thankful to be part of such an amazing dental practice and looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional patient care. When Emily is not in the office she enjoys traveling her kitten Kylo, and spending quality time with her family.


Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Lynn joined Dr. Sean Bates and Associates in 2018 and is a native of Liverpool, England. Lynn spent 30 years in the state of California, 26 of those years in the field of dentistry. Lynn is the lead assistant at the office and brings a wealth of experience in patient care and outstanding customer service. Lynn loves the artistry of dental field and knowing that it can truly transform a person’s smile and self-image. In her free time, she is an avid biker, kayaker and loves spending time with her boyfriend Rick and their rottweiler Lou.


Dental Hygiene Coordinator/Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Kayla joined Dr. Sean R. Bates and Associates in 2019. Kayla is a native of Florida, and in addition to hygiene coordinator she is also an expanded dental assistant. Kayla takes tremendous pride in customer service and in maintaining the oral health of the patients. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband Derrick and on her chicken farm.

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2105 S Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229

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Sean R Bates, DDS & Associates


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