Stephen Coates Dentistry
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Stephen Coates Dentistry
Stephen A. Coates, DDS
Long Beach, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Sedation dentistry

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Check out some of my treatment photos:



Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Mike S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am 60 years old and have been going to the dentist all my life. I’m also a master craftsman and artist. I can say with absolute confidence that Dr. Coates is one of the very best dentists that I have ever encountered. I used to get very nervous/sick to my stomach about going to the dentist, I didn’t want to go. When I go to Dr. Coates’s office I feel confident that I will be getting the most professional care with minimal discomfort. Using the best up to date, clean and disinfected equipment, and great highly qualified experienced staff. If I have a procedure that normally is uncomfortable like for example- a numbing shot, Dr. Coates has this technique that he does where I do not even feel it! He is truly a skilled expert and I would highly recommend this dentist. P.S. I’ve been going to Dr. Coates now for about 4 years and have trusted him and his staff with some very skill critical work on my teeth. work was completed last week and my teeth look absolutely amazing!

Paul Revier (Source: Google)


Dr. Coates has been my dentist ever since I first moved to Long Beach almost 18 years ago. His office and equipment are state of the art. His staff are personable and professional. My hygienist, Jennifer, is not just gentle and proficient, she has become my friend. On top of everything else, it is a short walk around the corner from my home! I couldn’t be more pleased with a dentist. Thank you all!

Aida González (Source: Facebook)


You could not ask for a better group of dental caretakers than Dr. Coates and his considerate, kindhearted, and devoted staff. After 20+ years as his patient, I consider him a friend as well. He’s unquestionably devoted to his patients and profession, and for years assisted me in teaching my students the importance of dental health. The students, at Naples, loved his visits, and years later still remember his entertaining (dental-related) magic tricks with fondness. Thank you, Dr. Coates, for your giving heart and the superb care you’ve provided me, as well as your support. Your forever grateful patient, Aida González

Eric Z. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr.Coates for years.He and his staff are the best.They are very professional and caring and will do everything they can to accommodate all of your dental needs.i feel very safe in knowing that Dr.Coates and his staff have received the highest level of training and are very focused on your safety and dental health as well as having the most up to date,state of the art facility.You need not look any further than Dr.Coates

Simulated Reality (Source: Google)


Great dentist. Dr. Coates took me on short notice and he was skillful and painless. He was so fast he had fixed my tooth and when I thought he was getting started he was done already! My first experience with him was top notch.

Ronald S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have lived in LB since 1996 and moved right down the street from Dr. Coates office and found a new home. From the first time I waked into the beautiful lobby, I knew this was somewhere special. Now if you thought the lobby was nice you have to see the rest of the beautiful “Private Rooms” you feel as though you are at a posh resort!  Going to the dentist was never fun for me, we’ll be ready to meet new tour guides to walk you thought paradise in the dentist community! Dr. Coates and his team are true professionals and really nice people. You never feel rushed but if you have a working life or places to go your out in the scheduled time. (With a smile on your face). I have very nice teeth “thank goodness” but I have always wanted that extra special straight teeth white smile. Movie Star quality, well I am no movie star but in a way now feel like one. I get so many compliments that I am looking great, rested, tan, and younger. “WOW” They can’t figure out way but it’s my new smile and a little extra confidence it gives me. Thank you to Dr. Coates and has team who have always made me feel so special and keep my mouth healthy and smiling.  Ron

David O. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


The first  and most important impression of a business is the receptionist, and waiting area. The receptionist’s were courteous and the waiting area was very comfortable with drinks available. On my first visit Dr. Coates was friendly and his work was professional. I can’t wait for my Dental Plan appointment with him to work on my Dental Needs. I highly recommend his Office.

Mike Kimel (Source: Google)


This is the first year my family and I have used Dr. Coates’ office. We’ve been extremely satisfied with everything… including the fact that the practice has no trouble keeping a hyper 9 year old from squirming too much in the chair (or complaining excessively after the fact!).

Luke Howitt (Source: Google)


Another visit for cleaning, another happy customer. In addition to the usual high standard of cleanliness and care, Dr. Coates and his team have put in place appropriate measures to combat the threat of coronavirus, including required hand-sanitizing and temperature check upon entry and full face masks worn by all staff. My hygienist, Jen, is a treasure, so if you’re a new customer, be sure to request a different hygienist – I don’t want her to be too busy. 😉 X-rays were taken, cleaning proceeded, and Dr. Coates as always offered pertinent advice regarding mid- to long-term strategies to keep my teeth healthy.

Jessica M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My dentist experience was very similar to a trip to the spa! No kidding. The customer service was excellent,from the very first initial phone call I was pleasantly pleased on how friendly and accommodating the front office staff was while scheduling my appointment.They bent over backwards to find an appointment that worked with my crazy schedule and also called my insurance company and obtained all of my dental benefits up front. The minute I walked in to the office I was blown away by the ambiance of the newly remodeled office. The reception area was welcoming & beautiful, even though you hardly get a chance to sit down, since the Dr. runs exactly on time! I was use to waiting forever for my scheduled appointments at my previous dentist. I was very impressed with the hygeniest that cleaned my teeth and the newly updated equipment they used.They were very gentle and my teeth have never felt so clean! I have never had such a thorough exam… Dr. Coates does not miss a thing .I was use to the dentist coming in and just taking a peak at my X-rays. But during my initial exam, Dr. Coates actually examined tooth by tooth! Wow! After a lifetime of bad dentistry, rough hygienists and a serious fear of returning to the dentist, Dr Coates & his staff has saved me! Finally I’ve found a great dentist who takes the time to discuss my treatment and make sure all my questions and concerns are addressed. Couple this with a gentle, yet thorough hygienist with great tips on flossing and I think I have reached ‘dental nirvana!’ Not only have I made my next appointment, I have also made my six month cleaning appointment — a first for me! I have already sent two family members to my new dentist and have recommended his service to many other friends and family. Thanks!”

Scott C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Coates came very highly recommended from my co-worker and I am so glad that I listened. Not only was it very timely, but everyone in the office was very professional and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in a few years, but Dr.Coates and his staff made going to the dentist a breeze. I felt that I absolutely got the best care and will make this my long-standing dentist for years to come.
5-Stars and then some!

Maureen Neeley (Source: Google)


Dr. Coates and his whole team are super professional, knowledgable and efficient. They are flexible in their approach to my family’s care, working with us to make sure we know all our options, then proceeding as a team. I am very comfortable referring people to this practice. Plus, they respect their patients’ time and never run late. Good management, kind staff.

Jeff J. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


When first referred to Dr.Coates, I was immediately impressed by the thorough study of my dental health and the subsequent care to get teeth and gums in better shape. It is also comforting to see how they check for other related issues in your mouth that may need care, such as mouth cancer, gum disease. Well over a decade later, I continue to grateful for having such a welcoming and caring dental team. The equipment and procedures are state-of-the-art and Dr. Coates and his staff of assistants and hygienists are at the top of their game. I heartily recommend this office and have repeatedly thanked my colleagues for informing me about Dr.Coates.

Dawn H. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Coates and his team are THE BEST.  A USC graduate, he is very knowledgeable, and has maintained his education, furthering his expertise in a variety of areas. The practice uses the latest tools and technologies.  The dental assistants are excellent and so are the hygienists. The office staff is welcoming.  Several years ago, Dr Coates noticed that because of my receding lower jaw, I have a very small opening into my throat.  He prescribed a sleeping study and sure enough, I ended up being diagnosed with sleep apnea.  Untreated, this disease can contribute to heart disease and stroke.  I am forever grateful to Dr. Coates.

Jason F. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I am excited to move back to the area partly because of this dentist and his office crew. Has anyone else taken in to account there dentist when moving?!? Dr. Coates is very kind, knowledgeable and relatable. He takes time to get to know you and explain any procedures to be done. Best dentist experiences anyone could ask for in short.

Brittany Sage Hammond (Source: Facebook)


I have been a patient of Dr. Coates for years and have always had good experiences. I hate getting fillings and get really anxious but I saw Dr. Coates yesterday and he filled my tooth in 20 minutes! I was in and out! He is fast and does quality work. I would highly recommend him.

Mama K. from Cerritos, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter fell while riding her scooter and really hurt her mouth to the point her front top teeth were moved. Our dentist couldn’t see her that day, but he recommended Dr. Coates. My husband took her and when she came back she was laughing about the pleasant time she had. He had showed her a magic coloring book and she was quite enthralled to tell everyone about it. He splinted her teeth in place with fishing line and didn’t recommend x-rays that day as he wasn’t going to do anything further til her mouth tissue healed. I really appreciated him not suggesting to expose her for no reason. When we saw our regular Dentist over a week later he said everything looked like it should, i.e. was in place and healed well! I would definitely recommend Dr. Coates!

Jennifer Earlywine (Source: Google)


It’s probably not too common to say I love going to my dentist. And perhaps love is a strong word for this, but I am extremely happy with Dr Coates, DDS, his staff and the location. Everyone is friendly and caring. I especially love my hygienist Jennifer. Dr. Coates is stays on top of his education and the latest technology. This is especially true when it came to diagnosing myself and my daughters with tongue-tie. He solved a major health and well being issue I have had for decades and that my daughters were starting to suffer from. He put us with all the right experts to treat us and while still on the treatment path, we are all experiencing significant improvements!

Bruce Magee (Source: Google)


Everything is first-class at Dr. Coates’ office. First of all, the waiting area, bathroom, and work areas are very nice, high-end feel. The wait is always short even when I’m early. Melissa has been my dental technician for the past several visits, and she can’t be beat! She’s naturally friendly, very sincere and genuine. . . does everything to put me at ease and make sure that I’m comfortable. She explains things very well and does her job efficiently with concern for my feelings. Then Dr. Coates is his “normal” self. . .lol. I’ve been coming to him for maybe 18 years?? Anyway, he is friendly, always makes conversation, gives good advice and direction. You would be hard pressed to find a better dental office. . .nothing but good experiences the past years. . .very accommodating!

Erika F. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Coates, he is fantastic!  I chipped two of my front teeth over two years ago (half of each tooth was gone), and he fixed both without doing an implant or caps.  I’m still amazed, and you can’t see the original damage and repair, and no one can tell!   He did a full body xray which showed that my root canal needed to be redone (my previous dentist & endodontist did the work), and he referred me to an excellent endodontist.  Dr. Coates is kind, thorough, and an expert dentist.  My hygienist, Maya, is also wonderful, I completely trust both of them.  I highly recommend Dr. Coates!

Aj J. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s unusual to say pleasant or fun about a dental work! My visit to Dr. Coates was exactly both of those things. They had to reschedule me because I got the time wrong; yet, they accommodated me in the same day. Their office is spotless, front desk staff very professional. The dental hygienist Dana was exceptional, very knowledgeable and skilled. Dr. Coates, is really skilled, very pleasant, efficient and genuine. Even though I moved, I still make the drive to continue to entrust my teeth with them, They are experts

Michael Conigliaro (Source: Facebook)


I recently started getting my services after a 15+ years with my Dentist in Beverly Hills. I realized to drive that far was not the best use of time. I reluctantly went to Dr. Coates out just for the convenience. Today was my 3rd visit and I Happily say – this place is great! The front desk team are super friendly and helpful, my hygienist is amazing (I think it was Jen) she made it fun! Of course Dr. Coates is very thorough easy to talk with and overall great guy. I look forward to my next visit! How many people say that about the Dentist!

Tom Gurney (Source: Google)


My wife and I have been going to Dr. Coates for some time and he has removed my hesitation in going to a dentist. Dr. Coates has done extensive work fixing the many dental issues I have been dealing with. Recently I chose unwisely to have taffy and with the taffy came a crown. Being close to his office I popped in to set up an appointment and he accommodated me that day. I was on the road within 30 minutes. I can speak for both myself and my wife in highly recommending Dr.Coates for of your dental needs.

Earl Jordan (Source: Google)


Jennifer (Jen) is an amazing hygienist. The best I have ever had. She is personable, gentle, thoughtful and has a great sense of humor. I used to dread my twice-yearly cleanings but since she is so gentle I actually look forward to them so that I can maintain a pretty smile. And, she gave me techniques to help keep good dental hygiene so that when I come in my cleanings are simple and quick.

Emily W. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


You can not ask for a better experience when going to the dentist!  The office is so neat and clean- and more importantly- always PERFECTLY on time!  Everyone at the office is so pleasant and professional;  from the receptionist to the hygienists to Dr. Coates. I would recommend this office to anyone!  I for sure will never go to another office as long as they are open!  I am currently undergoing Invisalign under the care of Dr. Coates and everything has gone so smoothly so far.  I am SO happy I decided to go ahead with Invisalign- my only regret is not doing it sooner!

Edward N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Coates since 1997  and am a Big fan of his practice. His staff and office are stylish, professional, and well informed. In January of 2012 I had some cosmetic veneers put in. Dr. Coates is a perfectionist and created for me a smile that a celebrity would be proud to have. I highly recommend Dr. Coates and his staff for his quality work, and high standards in his practice.

Amanda J. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can finally say that I found a dentist that is the perfect match for me and my family. It’s hard to find one that works well with adults and children. With my busy “Mommy Schedule” I don’t have time to take the kids to different specialty dental offices. So I was so relieved to find one that works well with me and my little ones. The office is BEAUTIFUL! And so clean and bright. I hate walking into a dental office where it feels like your walking into a dungeon! And they have PARKING! Living in Long Beach I know how horrendous parking can be, especially when our little friend the street sweeper comes by! They also run right on time, I mean they were waiting for us right when we walked in! No need for a waiting room here! The front office staff were so friendly and helpful. They even entertained my son while I finished up my x-rays. Talk about full service! They are very accommodating when it came to working with my insurance and went over in detail what my plan covered. Dr. Coates is very much a family man! His wife works in the office as well as his son. I’m such a family oriented person so it made the visit feel very personable.

Dan B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


There are many things I could list as to why Dr. Coates is a great dentist, but far and away the number one thing is he noticed a small odd color on my best friends tongue during a routine visit and had him see a doctor immediately. It turned out to be malignant and because of Dr. Coates sharp eye and additional education beyond that required for a dentist my friend had surgery and it was only type one cancer. Today he is recovering quickly and cancer free. We feel Dr. Coates saved his life. What more need I say?

Esther van Rein (Source: Google)


New in town, I decided to make a dental cleaning appointment based on all the outstanding reviews. And I can’t but ad my own 5 stars. Friendly, interested, knowledgeable and professional people, every single one I’ve met. They were also kind, understanding and supportive to each other. Do not hesitate!

Brian Metcalf (Source: Google)


I’d like to start by saying, probably similar to others, I’m terrified of the dentist. This office completely changed my mind, though. For the first time in my entire life, I’m not dreading having to go back. The staff is extremely welcoming and genuinely nice! Jen, the dental hygienist, was absolutely awesome! When walking me back she was very warm and kind. She even walked me around and introduced me to the entire staff! Who does that?! I think she could tell I was nervous, because she did a great job of engaging in conversation to help me relax and get me through the process. She was a complete professional! The cleaning and probing went extremely smooth, and the staff made sure I was as comfortable as possible the entire time. And all this was before I even met Dr. Coates. He was also very genuine, kind and ultimately extremely thorough. I’ve never had a dentist want to understand from a psychological perspective why I hated the dentist so much. But he sat and chatted with me so he could understand and make sure my future visits were catered to make sure I was comfortable. It was an absolute breath of fresh air. He also gave me the most thorough inspection I have ever encountered. I’ve rambled a bit, but that is how awesome my experience was. I’m happy to have found a dental office that I’m eager to get back to and I know I won’t ever have to search for another one again!

Jenna E. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just moved to Long Beach and saw Dr. Coates for the first time today (so granted, I’m not yet a long term patient), but he was amazing.  No joke, he conducts the most thorough exam EVER.  I have had some fantastic dentists before I loved and none of them were as thorough as he.  You know how sometimes, your dentist just breezes in for a minute, pokes around with that sharp scrapey thing, then leaves?  We’re talking 20 minutes of exam — again, it was my first visit so I doubt he does this every time, but he really examined my mouth, dictating notes about every tooth so that he can track your gum recession, etc.  Incredible.  Plus he has some cool technology and a nicely decorated office, if you’re into that kind of thing. My hygenist was also very thorough, asked about my comfort level, etc. and was very friendly, as was all the office staff.  The even turned down the air conditioning for me because I mentioned I was cold.   I highly recommend them.

DeeDee R. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Coates was highly recommended to me by a friend in Long Beach after I had decided to leave my “dentist to the stars” in Beverly Hills. Best move I ever made. I now have the greatest of personal care with a top notch dentist who knows his stuff and who is ahead of the game with all of the latest  and greatest state of the art equipment to make your visit to the dentist all the more comfortable and stress free. He will evaluate your mouth from every angle and suggest the best course for you to take, but it is your choice to do what you want and what you can afford. I have never felt pressured by him or his very proficient staff. He also recognized an ulcer on my tongue as Cancerous before any of my regular doctors did, and in doing so probably saved my life. Needless to say I encourage you to go to Dr. Coates. Run don’t walk!

Crissy Tsigonoff (Source: Facebook)


It’s been about 5 years since I’ve been to the dentist and I was really nervous. I just get nervous as it is going to the Dr or whatever. But Dr Coates staff was amazing!!! They made me feel very welcomed and relax. By far the BEST dentist ever!! I’m very happy my husband turned me into him. I recommend him highly!!

Steve Tsepelis (Source: Google)


I have been going to this dentist for 25 years. I left for a minute because I had some free dental work offered in exchange for some other work. I am happy to be back and as the saying goes…”you get what you pay for”. He has the latest up to date technology and incredible knowledge that can be trusted. And I have to share his technique is amazingly painless during his procedures. So if you are jumpy in the chair like I am, he’s the man. He’s fast and precise. His staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The best in dentistry is at this address!

Efren R. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t be more happy with Dr. Coates and his staff. Clean facilities and a thorough first time check up blew me away. I needed fillings replaced that were old and damaged. Hesitant as usual because I’m not a fan of dental work, I was met with a warm greeting and the procedure was pleasant, pain free and exceeded my expectations! Goodbye childhood (25+ year old) silver fillings, hello fillings that matched my beautiful smile!! I highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a new dentist. Trust me, you’ll be pleased!


I grew up in Downey, California. Went to OLPH Catholic school and then graduated Downey High School. I loved HS, played waterpolo, swim team, student council, Key Club, and many other activities. I went to USC and played a little waterpolo there but started to focus on getting into dental school . I lived on Catalina Island at the USC Marine Biology Facility for a semester, scuba dived a couple of times a day, and got to meet Marlin Perkins from the old Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom Show. I then found my two true loves: my wife Jennifer and dentistry. I Graduated USC School of Dentistry in 1987. Besides dentistry I love the YMCA and have been a member since I was 5 years old and have been on the Long Beach Board of Directors for Camp Oakes since I think, 1990. I loved coaching Little League and Pony League Baseball focusing on developing the kids, teaching the game, and letting everyone play. We won more then we lost and the kids had fun. We are dedicated to our patient's health & beauty. Dr. Coates has over 1200 hours of continuing education and is an expert in cosmetic dentistry, implants, periodontal disease, dentures, and general dentistry. Long Beach dentist Dr. Stephen Coates spends the time necessary to find out what our patients want and works with you to find what fits in your life at this time. Dr. Coates knows your time is important, we see our patients on time and have invested in state-of-the-art equipment that reduces treatment time and the amount of time you are numb. Our dental office provides state of the art family, cosmetic & implant dentistry and comprehensive dental services designed to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining optimal dental health and a beautiful smile. Long Beach Cosmetic dentist Dr. Stephen Coates has a 26 year history of serving the greater Long Beach community. Our first dental office was in Belmont Shore on 2nd street. We had one part time employee and maybe one patient a day for the first year but that allowed Dr. Coates time to sit with each of his patients and get to know everyone, not as a patient, but as a friend. Over the next couple of years our reputation grew and the practice thrived. In 1990 a second generation USC trained & Long Beach dentist, Dr. Jack Tylicki, was gracious enough to allow Dr. Coates to assume the care of his patients and friends at our present location, continuing the USC tradition. Dr. Coates re-invested in the practice by expanding the facility, placing a parking lot for our patients (everyone knows how hard it is to find parking!), adding digital x-rays which reduces radiation dramatically, modern equipment, computers, digital cameras, etc. In fact we have not used paper charts since then.