About Dr. Gates

Dr. Gordon N. Gates

Dr. Gates photoDr. Gordon N. Gates is a Colorado native and owner of the practice. He has been in private practice in Boulder since 1982.

Dr. Gates obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Union College in Lincoln, NE in 1972 before receiving his dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, CA, in 1975. He then taught at the dental school and treated patients through Loma Linda’s Faculty Dental Practice until he began his Prosthodontics residency training at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Dr. Gates completed his Prosthodontics training in 1980 with a Master’s in Dental Science degree. He then again returned to Loma Linda and practiced in the Faculty Dental Practice until establishing his office in Boulder in 1982.

Dr. Gates was present for the advent of dental implantology in its current form in the United States in the mid-1980’s. He has been one of Boulder’s premier implant restorative dentists for over two decades.

Dr. Gates maintains membership in the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Boulder/Broomfield County Dental Society. He also regularly participates in Study Club of the Rockies (the Colorado chapter of the Seattle Study Club), the Boulder Seattle Study Club, and the Colorado Prosthodontics Society. Dr. Gates has volunteered dental services on mission trips to Tonga, Fiji, Belize, Nepal and Haiti.

His wife of over 40 years, Jan, worked with him for many years as a dental hygienist. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. Dr. Gates’ hobbies include bicycling, running, photography and reading.

Dr. Gates practice regularly does mission work in Belize. Please enjoy some photos taken on recent trips.