Dr. James Bates

Primary Care, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dallas, TX
35 years experience male

Locations

Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dallas, TX

Address

3001 Knox St Ste 301, Dallas, TX
Directions

Practice website

Fax

2148248984

Insurances accepted

First Health PPO

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

MultiPlan, Inc

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

Humana Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Dentegra

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Coventry Health Care

Assurant Inc

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Ameritas

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Board Certified

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

409 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: A chin implant should not extend below the lower border of the jaw. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Do you want your face to be longe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: A genioplasty is generally considered a cosmetic procedure. Cosmetic procedures are not covered by Medicaid.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Genioplasty: A chin implant is a silicone or plastic prosthesis used to augment a deficient chin. It can be surgically inserted from a small incision inside the mo ... Read More

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Testimonials
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5
Recommendations
501
Thank you notes
Dec 18, 2014
As a Family Doctor I see a lot of TMJ. I have already learned a LOT from reading Dr. Bates' answers to questions about treating TMJ. He has my recommendation!
Dec 6, 2012
I commend Dr. Bates for his consistently excellent, thorough, articulate, and to the point advice.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr Bates submitted a claim to my insurance for proposed jaw surgery for my daughter. Aetna approved all the codes that were submitted and told me I would only have to pay a $75 copay for her surgery. ...Read More
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thank you. iam verry scared to b in pain during i dont want to fill them removing my teeth. the said i was being sedated but im still scared
HealthTap member
I'm currently suffering from TMD. I've had 4 cortisone injections this year. I'm 22 and miserable. I hadn't heard about arthroscopy for TMJ.
HealthTap member
Thanks so much for your response it's doctors like yourself that make patients like me feel better in more ways then one!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental School
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Residency

Baylor University Medical Center

Awards

Listed, Who's Who in the World
Listed, Who's Who in Business and the Professions
Listed, Who's Who in the South

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Dallas County Dental Society
Texas Dental Association

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.5
2 ratings

2 top reviews

53-year-old female
Apr 27, 2016
37-year-old male
Nov 12, 2017
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