Dr. Oates was born in Sweden and is fluent in Swedish. When not busy practicing dentistry, you can probably find him on the beach! He also loves to travel, and he and his wife are trying to visit all 50 states. He spends his spare time watching football, playing volleyball, barbequing, going to USC games, staying up on current events and hanging out with his friends and family. He is also the proud owner a 20 pound teacup pig, Delia, and an adorable rescue dog, Bailey. Dr. Oates has spent the vast majority of his life in the South Bay. He grew up attending nearby elementary and middle schools and is a proud alumnus of Mira Costa High School. Dr. Oates is very happy to be back serving the community he loves.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
“At this office, our first goal is to make you comfortable. My style of dentistry is very patient-centric and I am committed to exceeding your expectations. I realize that each patient is dealing with different circumstances. I am a great listener and promise to provide excellent clinical dentistry while being sensitive to your needs.”
Dr. Oates’s favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Dean Koontz, William Gibson and Isaac Asimov.
American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity
Endodontic Award, USC
Graduated with honors from UCSB, Phi Beta Kappa recipient