Meet Our Staff

Dr. Coates has lived in Greensboro most of his life. A Page High School and UNC – Chapel Hill graduate, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1998. He furthered his education by completing the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at UNC – Chapel Hill.

After practicing in Charlotte, NC for several years Dr. Coates moved his family back to Greensboro. He now lives a couple miles from where he grew up with his wife and two children.

Dr Coates is a past President of the Guilford County Dental Society. In his five years on the Executive Committee of the GCDS, helped to coordinate the donation of $25,000 to open a volunteer dental clinic in Greensboro (on Friendly Ave), and a $5000 donation to update the healthcare exhibit at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. He routinely volunteers his time at the Guilford Dental Clinic, which provides dental services to the county’s under-served population. Dr. Coates and his staff annually donate over one thousand dollars in dental services to Give Kids A Smile, and are a participating partner/trainer with GTCC’s Certified Dental Assistant program. In 2015 he was recognized as a Fellow in the International College of Dentist.

“The best thing about my job is changing how people see themselves by improving their smiles.”


Kelsi earned her Registered Dental Hygeinist degree in 2007 from GTCC. She enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why oral healthcare is beneficial to their overall health. She is from Eden, NC and has two daughters, Laney and Emma. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and water sports on Belews Lake.    





Kim has been a certified dental assistant in North Carolina for 26 years, 24 of which have been in this office. She graduated from Smith High School and trained at Guilford Technical Community College. She lives in Stokesdale with her husband, James, and son, Caleb, and stepchildren Ashley and Dustin.



Melissa has been a dental hygienist since 1997. She practiced for seven years in a periodontal specialist’s practice before coming to Dr. Coates’ general practice. She received her Associates Degree in dental hygiene from GTCC after obtaining a B.A. degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and dabbling in different careers. Melissa grew up in Stoneville, NC and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her daughter, Bonnie, and son, Andrew.


My husband and I recently moved to North Carolina.  I am excited about joining Dr. Coates’ dental practice.  I have years of experience working with dental teams in my home town of Green Bay Wisconsin. (Yes, I am an avid Packer fan.)  It is great to have found an honest, caring, happy, and professional dental team with a dentist that provides quality dental care for all patients.  I look forward to greeting you with a bright smile whether you call on the phone or walk through our door.   Helping you plan and schedule your dental needs along with financial options is my expertise.