Meet Dr. Bates

Dr. Bates is a native of South Carolina and graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Biology from Wofford College. He later attended the Medical University of South Carolina where he received his DMD degree with high honors and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental society.

Dr. Bates received his Master’s Degree and Specialty Certificate in orthodontics from Virginia Commonwealth University. During his residency, Dr. Bates fell in love with his wife, Taylor, and together they decided to make Richmond their home. They’re active members of the Richmond community and Redemption Hill Church and love supporting local nonprofits, businesses, artists, and the cultural wealth Richmond offers. Dr. Bates is also a current faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry and Orthodontics.

In their free time, the Bates can be found exploring Virginia, and enjoying time with their daughter, Elliott and pup, Scout. Dr. Bates enjoys working in his yard and will always root for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and Nebraska Cornhuskers. And we’ve heard he’s up to 51 bow ties in his collection, so you’ll be sure to see him sporting one when you visit the office!

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