Dr. Lyndsay Bates grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Chemistry focusing on chemical education. After graduating, she returned to Minnesota to teach various high school science classes at Eastview High School.
Dr. Bates decided to pursue dentistry and earned her D.D.S. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She continued her advanced academic endeavors at the University of Michigan where she earned a certificate and Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Bates has been practicing with Metropolitan Pediatric Dental since 2012, but just recently also began treating patients at our Eagan location. She is very excited to be working in the community she grew up in.
Dr. Bates is a Diplomate and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has has been published in the Professional Journal of Pediatric Dentistry and Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Minneapolis District Dental Society the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has participated in Operation Smile, doing dental care for children in Vietnam, and volunteers annually at Give Kids A Smile and other various outreach programs around the Twin Cities.
Dr. Bates resides in the Twin Cities with her husband, Andrew, and their two daughters. Outside of the office, Dr. Bates enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, practicing yoga, and cooking.