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Dr. Bates' Educational Journey

As a native of the Birmingham area, Dr. Bates cares about her community and gives back wherever and whenever she can.
As a native of the Birmingham area, Dr. Bates cares about her community and gives back wherever and whenever she can.

High School

Dr. Bates was raised in the Birmingham area, where she graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 2012.


Dr. Bates studied nutritional science at Auburn University, graduating in 2016.

Medical School

Following undergrad, Dr. Bates graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2020.


As a medical resident, she trained as a dentist at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA, where she expanded her knowledge of dentistry, learning more complex procedures to care for her patients' teeth.


In August of 2021, Dr. Bates joined our team of dentists. She is excited to be back home working at Gooch Family Dental, where she can serve the community she grew up in.

Being a Part of the Community How Dr. Bates Gives Back

Dr. Bates is originally from the Birmingham area and decided to move back after medical school to give back to the community that raised her.

Along with the rest of the Gooch Family Dental team, Dr. Bates engages in community work with local ministries and supports the practice's efforts to give back 10% of our profits to the community every year. 

Services Dr. Bates Performs At Our Birmingham Office

Dr. Bates is one of our practice's highly trained general dentists who is always striving to grow in her knowledge of dentistry and expand her skills. Some of the procedures she can take on include:

General Dentistry

Dr. Bates can spot early signs of cavities, tooth decay, and other dental concerns affecting your teeth. Your health is a priority, and Dr. Bates tackles these concerns with preventative dentistry measures. Whether you need a cavity filled or a general checkup, Dr. Bates can help assist you. 

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Root Canal Therapy

Dr. Bates studied root canal therapy during her residency year. Using gentle techniques and advanced technology, Dr. Bates and the other dentists on our team can help clear up your root canal infection. 

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Sedation Dentistry

Procedures like root canal therapy can be intimidating but are essential for the health of your teeth. That's why dentists like Dr. Bates offer sedation in the form of nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Rest easy and enjoy a virtually painless procedure thanks to sedation dentistry and local anesthesia. 

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Tooth Extraction

Having studied and performed wisdom tooth extraction closely during her residency, Dr. Bates can effectively perform simple tooth extraction and wisdom tooth extraction.

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Birmingham Patients Thank Our Office and Team


Frank Dalessandro


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Very professional and friendly staff.. Relaxed atmosphere.. Explained each procedure.

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Sandra Koulourides


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Great experience. Everyone is so nice and they do a great job!

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Gooch Family Dental

Gooch Family Dental

Gooch Family Dental is dedicated to providing convenient, comprehensive dentistry to the community in Birmingham, AL. We take advantage of the latest dental technology to streamline treatment, and deliver fast, beautiful results. Our proud affiliations include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Birmingham District Dental Society
  • The Alabama Dental Association

You can learn more about our services, and schedule an appointment today by filling out our online form, or by calling (205) 991-9892.

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"I have never received such individual attention and care, from the moment I walked in the door through the entire cleaning and exam. A completely comfortable and satisfying experience. I look forward to having Dr. Gooch's team take care of my dental health for years to come." Amber L.

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