Dr John Bates BDS (VU Manc) 1987 GDC reg 62360
John is married with three children. If he has time he enjoys playing 5-a-side football, messing with computers and following Manchester City. A few years ago he took up skiing, now tackling the odd easy black run. Recently he has started doing the Marple parkrun and is working to reduce his time over 5km.
Dr Bates qualified from the Victoria University Manchester in 1987 where he gained his BDS degree.
He joined the practice in February 1989 as an Associate Dentist, having previously worked at two practices in Salford.
In September 1991 he bought into the Practice.
Dr Bates has a special interest in Orthodontics (braces) providing this treatment for patients of other Dentists in the practice, and referrals from other practices. He undertook a two year course run by the University of Manchester on Orthodontics, and was a Clinical Assistant dentist in the Orthodontic department at Tameside General Hospital for three Years. He has recently completed training in Invisalign and Lingual BracesHe is a member of West Pennine Local Dental Committee and the British Dental Association.
Dr Bates has recently completed the Aesthetic Dental Course which aims to improve delegates' competence in their treatment planning, presentation and management of routine and complex restorative cases.
On five occasions he has been selected by the North West Post Graduate Deanery for being a mentor for newly qualified Dentists.
He is interested in computers and is in charge of running the computer system for the practice.