More About Dr. Yates
Meet Dr. Yates
- Attended Arizona State University
- Graduated A.T. Still University
- Co-founded the Arizona Dental Network
- Crown Council Member
- Member of the Spear Study Club
How did you arrive at working for this business? What path brought you here?
I have had the pleasure of knowing the Harris family for a long time. I grew up in the same area and I actually went to high school with Dr. Scott. Dr. Eric Harris was one of my clinical instructors at ASDOH. I had the opportunity to learn from him at school, in community clinics and even go on a dental mission trip with him to Mexico.
Did you always know that you wanted to be a Dentist? Why/How?
I have always been interested in science and healthcare. Growing up I always liked my dentists and was always kind of scared of my physicians. I have always felt like dentists have the opportunity to have great relationships with their patients and are not as intimidating as some other doctors.
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
I love to learn. In dentistry, things are constantly changing and improving. I constantly have the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and procedures. The great thing is as I learn, I can provide the highest quality of care to my patients. Being a dentist is great because it is fun, I get to interact with people and help keep people healthy. Being able to contribute to a person’s overall health is definitely the biggest contribution we can make dentists.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I love to spend time with my family. I have a 2 and a half year old boy who keeps busy when I’m not at work. Being a Dad is better than I could have ever imagined. I am also an avid sports fan. I love watching anything from football to golf. I also enjoy playing golf, softball and I recently purchased a bow. I am excited to learn more about archery from Dr. Joe!
How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as a person with integrity. A person that treats people right and always does the right thing.
What is your favorite tradition from your childhood, which you would love to pass on or have passed on to your children?
Big Sunday breakfasts. My Dad would always do a big breakfast on Sundays. My Father-in-Law also does a big Sunday breakfast so I don’t think it will be a hard one to pass on.
What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
Any Frank Sinatra song
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
A picture of my son
What are your nicknames?
Who do you admire the most? Why?
I admire my Father. He is the most loving person I know. He treats everyone the way he would like to be treated and is the best host I have ever seen. He has always trusted me and looks out for my best interests.