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 competed 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 then moved back to the Columbus area where he has practiced since 2005. Dr. Bates completed an implant residency, is an active member of the ADA, and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

Matthew Graham, DDS

We would like to proudly introduce you to our newest associate, Dr. Matthew Graham, DDS. Dr. Graham is a distinguished graduate of Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry. Dr. Graham is proficient in all aspects of dentistry to include restorative dentistry, crown and bridge, Periodontics, he has trained at the Misch Implant Institute, and the Spear Dental Academy.

Dr. Graham is a patient-oriented doctor who comes very highly recommended from his previous employer in Virginia. His excellent chairside manner and gentle touch is why I have chosen him as an associate. Dr Graham will continue to provide you with excellent care and I thank you in advance for welcoming him with open arms to the Port Charlotte area. Dr. Graham understands that the field of dentistry is ever-changing and in order to provide the best for his patients, he is constantly advancing his skills through attending many continuing education courses.

Dr. Graham loves connecting with his patients in order to make them feel comfortable in the dental office. He also takes pride in giving back to others. He has participated in numerous outreach programs, such as Mission of Mercy, Christian Dental Society, and free clinics in rural areas of Virginia. Dr. Graham and his wife, Brooke, decided to relocate to Florida to be closer to family and to enjoy the beautiful weather that Florida has to offer. In his free-time, Dr. Graham enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and their two golden-doodles, Oliver and Winston. His hobbies include playing guitar, surfing, fishing and cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning! Please welcome Dr. Matt Graham to the PORT CHARLOTTE AREA!


Treatment Coordinator

Megan joined Dr. Sean Bates and Associates in 2019 and is our Treatment Coordinator. She is born and raised in Venice, Fl. Megan started her career in private practice dentistry in 2007. Megan has a true passion for dentistry and loves all aspects of patient care. Megan is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Health Science and Public Relations to continue to provide exceptional care to all patients. During her free time Megan coaches cheerleading and gymnastics, while also enjoying watching any Florida gators sports and NFL football. She also is a boating enthusiast and enjoys 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 patients' 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 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 with 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 rotweiller Lou.


Dental Hygiene Coordinator

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.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Diana joined Dr. Sean R. Bates and Associates in 2019. Diana was born in Ohio but has been a resident of Sarasota for over 30 years. Diana brings a wealth of experience in the dental hygiene field having worked for a variety of Periodontists. Diana has an extremely gentle touch and takes the time to educate her patients on all aspects of Dental Hygiene. In her time away from the office, Diana is an avid cyclist and also owns her own skin care business.


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.

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2105 S Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229

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Sean R Bates, DDS & Associates


8:00 am-5:00 pm


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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm