Dr. Chris Bates DMD

Restorative Dentist at Total Care Dental & Wellness

Introducing Dr. Chris Bates, a local of Highland, Utah, who has embarked on an extraordinary journey in the field of dentistry. After graduating from American Fork High School, he earned a basketball scholarship at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Taking a break from his studies, Dr. Bates dedicated two years to a mission in Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Returning to Hawaii, he completed his education with a degree in Biology.

His pursuit of dental expertise led him to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he obtained his DMD degree. Driven by a desire to enhance his skills, he completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio. For the past 13 years, he thrived in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, managing his own private practice. However, a deep longing to be closer to family drew him back home to Utah.

Dr. Bates holds a strong belief in treating everyone with the utmost respect and providing a safe environment for comfortable and high-quality dentistry. He remains dedicated to staying at the forefront of functional dentistry by actively pursuing continuing education courses each year, ensuring he is well-versed in the latest technology and techniques.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Bates finds joy in spending valuable time with his beautiful wife and son. Together, they create cherished memories outside the office.

  • Brigham Young University, Biology
  • Creighton University Dental School, DDS Degree
  • Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor certification
  • Certified Nutritional AutoImmune Specialists
  • Holistic Dentistry Mini-Residency
  • Nerve Express advanced Practitioner Training on Heart Rate Variability
  • Lightwalker laser Advanced training
  • Mollica Ozone Training
  • Swiss Biohealth User Course
  • Choukroun PRF Training
  • Exceptional Dental Functional Oral Systemic Health Training
  • Karen’s Energy Empowered courses
  • Cosmetic training with Cosmodent Center for Esthetic Excellence
  • Kois center Master track – with John Kois
  • Practical Clinical Courses with Gordon Christensen
  • Advanced cosmetic training with William Strupp
  • Whitecap Institute mini- residency in implants
  • All on four training with Nobel Biocare
  • Conscious sedation with DOCS
  • Dawson Center for jaw and bite training
  • Rehabilitative locked in denture training at USC


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