Dr. Richard Bates, DDS

Dr. Richard Bates, DDS

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Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o
(18)

Accepting new patients

I love being a dentist. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and the friendships that I've built with my patients and their families are one in a million. It has always been my focus to make each patient feel at home when they come to me for treatment and I work hard to give my patients the attention they deserve. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: My education in dentistry has provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. By regularly participating in continuing education, I am aware of the latest technology and dental treatments. My patients deserve the best, and continuing education allows me to provide my patients with more options and better results.

Richard Bates DDS

3610 Boulevard Ste A

Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Delta Dental

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Care Philosophy

At the office of Dr. Richard Bates, our goal is to deliver the best dental treatments, sooner. We want our patients to experience the benefits of a healthier mouth and a healthier smile. We are straightforward, thorough, and informative. Patients are never left in the dark; we keep our patients informed of their progress every step of the way.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
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Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Dental Disorders
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Plaque
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Teething
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
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Procedures

  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Partial Dentures
  • Root Canal
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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Awards & Recognition

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Bates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bates to family and friends
5.0
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Bates' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Petersburg, VA |
Dr. Bates is very pleasant & caring. He is exceptionally patient & understanding, showing an interest in the whole patient. His warm smile, which he is ALWAYS wearing, is one of the most reassuring things I could possibly hope to see as I look up from any dental procedure. His education, training & years of experience in all of the most current dental procedures form an excellent resume base, & his large number of longtime, returning patients (including me) support my high marks for him.
in Petersburg, VA |
I dislike going to the dentist so much but Dr. Bates and his staff make every effort to put you at ease. I was given headphones to listen to music to help distract the noise of the drilling for my crown. They are constantly asking if you are okay during the procedure and giving you breaks to make you more comfortable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bates and his practice for your dental needs.
in Hopewell, VA |
Excellent treatment coupled with pleasing atmosphere and staff.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bates accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Regional Preferred Dental PPO
    Regional Traditional Dental
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental Premier

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