Steven Bates Dentistry
Steven Bates, DMD:
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Steven Bates Dentistry
Steven Bates, DMD
North Charleston, SC













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

JP A. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


Love this place! Very professional and caring people. Each staff member was more than helpful to me. Dr. Bates is amazing at what he does. I had several crowns and about 10 fillings that needed to be done; and he went above and beyond throughout the whole treatment. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone, you will get the treatment you need and be made as comfortable as you go through the procedure.

Shoshanna Richek (Source: Google)


I have been a patient since 2014. After moving 30 minutes away I decided to continue my dental exams at this office. The staff is stable and we know each other. There is one dentist, Dr. Bates, who takes care of me ~ he is kind and has been careful when taking care of problems. I’ve had two hygienists over six years, it’s nice to know that there’s continuity in my care. I highly recommend this practice.

Jennifer Rush (Source: Facebook)


My coworker recommended Dr.Bates to me during an emergency. His office worked me in within a couple of hours and started treatment as soon as I got there. The care I received was unlike any dental care I’ve ever had. He and his staff made a very painful experience so much better. I’m so grateful to have found this gem of a human.

Leslie Koontz (Source: Facebook)


I am new to the area and I was referred to Dr. Bates. I have high anxiety about dental appointments so I warned Dr. Bates and his staff ahead of time. Not something I’m proud of. Today I had my second visit to Dr. Bates, he and his staff performed a crown procedure. They were extremely patient and accommodated my anxiety issues to the highest degree. I couldn’t have asked for better “bedside manner” than I received today. My first visit was for a cleaning and I was extremely happy with the Hygienist who took care of this procedure also. Dr. Bates and all of the staff were professional and spoke kindly to each other and to me. I highly recommend Dr. Bates and his staff.

Melissa Connell (Source: Google)


Dr. Bates is amazing. He truly cares about his patients, and is really gentle. His work is fantastic. He also doesn’t do that annoying thing where he asks you detailed questions while he’s working in your mouth. He just checks to make sure you’re doing okay, and lets you know what step of the process he’s in. I’m so glad I found him. I live in Bluffton now but I’ve made trips up just to go to him.

Susan Hall (Source: Facebook)


Awesome as always even tho I missed a couple of months! Great solutions on a possible issue, but a perfect solution for time being AND really affordable solutions for us & those who have limited insurance & income! I used to absolutely HATE going to the dentist but these guys are so incredible! I love these guys & would strongly recommend them to everyone I know….or even those I don’t know‼️ Thank you Dr Bates, Christine & Sandy‼️

Shirley Tina Russell (Source: Facebook)


I just moved here last month from Los Angeles, CA and had to find a dentist real quick. My sister and I drove around looking for a dentist and I saw his sign. We went in and meet a very friendly receptionist who made an appointment for me. When I went to my appointment, Dr. Bates and his staff made me feel comfortable. Dr. Bates and his staff are very friendly, kind and knowledgeable in everything they do. I have only been here a short time but I have already recommended him to several people. Thank you Dr. Bates and staff for putting me at ease. We know that we have found our dentist here.

Kevin Wilson (Source: Google)


Myself, wife and children have been using Dr Bates for over 22 years now and we absolutely would recommend you use him! Many times we have had issues that arise out of the blue and every time when we have called to see if we can be worked into the schedule they are always willing to work with us and help. As a matter of fact, one of our children used to be terrified of having any work performed on his mouth when we lived several hours away from Charleston, but when we moved back to Charleston we immediately introduced him to Dr. Bates. From that point on he looks forward to visiting with Dr. Bates and the ladies in the office make him feel so comfortable. Everything from cleanings to cavities to root canals we have always been treated with respect and the work has been amazing!

Sue Claer (Source: Google)


I have been going to see Dr. Bates for , I don’t remember how many years now. I keep going back to him because I just love his staff and him. Everyone is so nice and always have smiles. They also always listen to me, if I have a question or a concern. I feel very comfortable with the staff and Dr. Bates. If you do not have a dentist or not satisfied with your dentist, I truly recommend Dr. Steven R. Bates Family Dentistry . I Know you will be pleased with the outcome.

Hope Kelly Frizzell (Source: Facebook)


We drove a long way to have our teeth cleaned. The hygienist, Fallon, and the assistant Carol were superb!! So very friendly and professional. We had a great visit and will be back again. This office is not in some strip mall but in a very beautiful building with all new equipment. We are glad we found them. Dr. Bates is a very kind professional dentist. We enoyed everything from the comfortable waiting room to the exam. Thank you Bates Team.

Dave Altmeyer (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Bates is honest and a dentist you can really trust. My previous dentist said that I had two cavities and needed a crown. I heard that Bates Dental could perform a crown all in a one day appointment, but after seeing Dr. Bates he told me that I didn’t need the crown replacement and I didn’t have the cavities either. It’s nice to find a dentist with integrity. I also love the technology and the ability to get your crown made in an all one day appointment with no temporary to deal with.

Jenifer Hagadorn (Source: Google)


I went in there to have my teeth cleaned with x-rays and all and it was a very soothing experience along with excellent , very sweet staff all around. Not only did I feel at ease whole time, I felt I can trust Dr. Bates and his staff more than 100% for my dental care needs. Thank you so much and I’m so glad I came in to have this wonderful experience with all of you!

Anna Blu (Source: Facebook)


Dr Bates is amazing, patient, efficient and goes out of his way to accommodate me and my dental-office-anxiety. What a Warrior! The Front Desk Managers are very knowledgeable and kind, the DA’s are calming and there is no snooty-ism here! Prices are affordable as well, comparatively. I have also utilized Dr. Bates for emergency care twice. I love this office!

Richard Wilkinson (Source: Facebook)


Friendly staff, gentle hands, considerate and kind. Very accomodating when scheduling an appointment and they have the latest technology for whatever services you may need. With Covid19 policy in place, the staff remains professional, reliable and super nice. Dr. Bates is well skilled in his craft and he has a great sense of humor which is felt throughout the office. This is our family’s forever dentistry.

Janet Frisco (Source: Google)


Dr. Bates is an exceptionally skilled and caring dentist. I have been getting dental care from him for several years and have been completely satisfied with the whole experience every time. He has done fillings and crowns with perfection and and I have never experienced any discomfort at all during any procedure including the numbing shots. His assistants are well trained and skilled also whether they are cleaning, x-raying, making a temporary crown or any other dental assisting. Today he repaired my broken tooth that cracked at the gum line and was jagged. It all went great and I will get my permanent crown in two weeks. Lastly, I want to say that I am not easily satisfied and have very high expectations when I get any service health or otherwise. Dr.Bates and his staff exceeded all my expectations as usual and I can honestly say that my dental appointment today was a pleasant experience.

Colleen Gill (Source: Facebook)


5 stars. Dr. Bates saw my 84 year old mother, who had not seen a dentist in 25 years, but needed clearance to have a hip replacement. He fit her into his schedule immediately, removing 4 broken teeth, and she returned the next week for a cleaning and filling. Everyone in the practice was kind and reassuring, and prices were more than fair. A fabulous experience.

Caroline C. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Bates! All of his staff is very friendly and professional. Dr. Bates is always super nice and quick. Every time I have an appointment, I never have to wait long at all. They are THE most efficient doctor’s office I have ever been in. They are usually ready for me  before I can even sit down. I would recommend this office to anyone.

Michael Ball (Source: Facebook)


Great, professional dentist and staff. I had an extraction w/ bone grafting done today. All options for treatment are presented beforehand with professional recommendations…. never felt pushed one way or the other. Dr. Bates and his staff are all professional and do a great job from start to finish. Patient comfort is a focus here. Well worth your time.

David Hirt (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. Bates for over 16 years and I would recommend him to anyone. Not only does he have excellent credentials, experience and qualifications but he is led by the Lord in his business and personal life. I have been truly blessed to know him both personally and as a patient. He is also supported by a fantastic staff who are personable and caring. If you are looking for a long term commitment to a dentist….look no more.

Work of Art (Source: Google)


Dr. Bates is a superb dentist, and he and his staff are consistently helpful and professional in all aspects of treatment. I have been a patient several years since moving here from out of state, and have had various work done, including implants and crowns. He explains all scenarios and options as applicable. Results are always excellent well done. In my experience , you will be pleased and satisfied with all dental, as well as maintaining dental condition and hygiene, plus explanations of costs and
benefits by terrific staff.

Tyler Munther (Source: Facebook)


The absolute best Dentist I have been to. The staff was amazing, very friendly and inviting. Dr. Bates was professional, knowledgeable, and did did a great job fixing my tooth. Having just moved and starting a new job they were able to work with me, really saving me from what could have been a big strain on my finances. I never thought I would say this about a Dentist, but I am looking forward to my next appointment!

Diane Gibson (Source: Facebook)


Positive experience at Dr. Bates. We are feeling confident about his expertise and care. The office staff was friendly as was Dr. Bates. Recently, I had a tooth crowned and found it to be an amazingly easy procedure. The technology included a few pictures, printing of a 3-D crown and placement. My crown is a perfect replica of my tooth all accomplished within one office visit.

Brittany Mueller Bakken (Source: Facebook)


Dr Bates and his whole team are honest, kind and professional. I have never been a fan of going to the dentist, but since going to his office I have never had a worry or fear. They always answer all my questions, never push to do any extra treatments and are extremely gentle and thorough. I recommend them to everyone I know. I will never go anywhere else!

Denise Thies (Source: Facebook)


My husband went in this morning with a bubble on his gum, turns out he needed a root canal. No problem Dr. Bates took care of the it right on the spot. First of all its a near miracle he went in without being drug or drugged. This is how much he trusts Dr. Bates and his team. Then tonight we are relaxing after dinner, and we get a call from the man himself Dr. Brady Bates checking in to see how he is doing. This is patient care at its best, that’s why we keep coming g back and referring others. The dentist we had previously, Dr. Layne Hinckley, who has retired, had a lot of the same respectable qualities that mean so much to our family. Thanks again to Bates Dental and their TOP KNOTCH care. We love you

Debra Putman (Source: Google)


Dr Steven Bates and his staff are all amazing. My family and I use our cleaning visits twice a year and the office atmosphere is so kind and gentle. We don’t have many cavities, but when we have the occasional one sneak in on us it is always a pleasure working with this team. Dr Bates helped us tremendously with deciding on who to use for our daughter’s braces and I would not trust another opinion on such a major decision. I would recommend this practice to all ages and dental needs

Victoria Loughton Fox (Source: Facebook)


Being new to Spokane and having a fairly new bridge break weeks after arriving and chipping a front tooth sent me into a panic. After asking my neighbors for a dental recommendation, it was Dr. Bates with raving compliments. From the initial call to their office to walking out the door with a repaired front tooth, a new and better bridge, it was the best dental experience I’ve had in my life. Dr. Bates actually called that night to make sure I was good, I have never had a dentist call personally to check on me. The care, compassion, fairness, and kindness that was shown to me from start to finish has made me a huge fan that I will highly recommend. Sarah at the front desk and dental assistant Kayla were the best! Thank you Dr. Bates for loving what you do and extending superlative care. A very grateful, Victoria Fox

Terra Kae Matthews (Source: Facebook)


I cannot praise this office enough for their compassion, care and attentiveness. They make you feel very comfortable in a time where comfortability almost seems foreign. Dr Bates and his staff are gentle, kind and listen to your concerns. They also answer any questions you have in regards to your dental hygiene without coming across as arrogant or passive. I highly recommend this office and am excited to continue forward with my current treatment situation they have carefully tendered just for me. Everyone is unique as are everyone’s dental needs and they pay special attention to each persons individual dental situations. Thank you Dr Bates and staff.

Shiloh Michelle Carter (Source: Facebook)


Dr Bates is absolutely fantastic. My 6 year old daughter had an accident on her bike and smashed her mouth. Within an hour we were in his office and 20 minutes after that her two baby teeth she misplaced were out and she never shed a tear! Dr. Bates was so kind, knowledgeable and professional. HIGHLY recommend. And I’m picky.