James D. Bates, DDS, MD, FACS
Board Certified Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgeon


Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma.

Dr. Bates has extensive experience repairing fractures and other injuries of the facial bones and soft tissues, including:

  • the lower jaw (the mandible)
  • the upper jaw (the maxilla)
  • the cheekbones (the zygomas or the zygomaticomaxillary complex)
  • the nose and forehead
  • the eye sockets (the orbits)