Stephen M. Oates, DDS
   Susan B. Oates, DDS

(410) 730-0011
9194 Red Branch Rd. Suite A
Columbia, MD 21045
Columbia Family Dental Care

Meet the Team


Stephen M. Oates, D.D.S

A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Oates moved to Maryland after attaining his BA in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980. His Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree was earned at the University of Maryland Dental School, at Baltimore in 1984.

Upon graduating Dr. Oates joined an established dental practice in Columbia, Maryland. In partnership with his wife the current office was opened in July 1988 and is still in the same location. He has taught restorative dentistry as a part time faculty member at the University of Maryland Dental School at Baltimore since 1984.

Dr. Oates enjoys and provides all aspects of general dentistry and strives to deliver care with up to date treatments and methods. He enjoys staying abreast of technological innovations to aid in providing quality care to the patients in the office.

Dr. Oates takes pleasure in patient relationships and values the friendships developed over the years. Outside of the office he likes to spend time with his family and friends, working on a variety of projects around the house, and travel.


Susan Oates, D.D.S

Dr. Oates grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attained her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. She moved to Maryland to attend the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1985.

Dr. Oates attends regular Continuing Education classes on a wide variety of topics. She is a member of the American Dental Association. Her practice philosophy is to emphasize prevention and put the patient at ease during the procedure.


Kendra, Front Desk Administrator/Dental Assistant

Kendra has enjoyed working in the office since November of 1995. She serves a dual purpose for the office as a very competent front desk administrator and a highly skilled dental assistant. Kendra loves working with people, and treats her patients like family. She works very hard to accommodate patient’s schedules and does a fantastic job working with dental insurance companies.

Kendra was raised in Columbia, MD and now lives in Baltimore County. In her free time she enjoys her family and friends. Activities with her son, travel, reading and being outdoors make her days and weekends enjoyable.