Dr. Norman Coates holds a B.A. from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He earned his D.M.D. from Fairleigh-Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1978. His early professional experience was acquired in the public health sector as a member of the United States Public Health Service. As director of dental services at Community Health Services (CHS), Dr. Coates co-authored a book on school-based dental programs. In conjunction with his work with CHS, he founded a community dental center in Worcester, Massachusetts that has since grown into a full service facility with departments in optometry, social services, mental health and general medical care.

In 1983, Dr. Coates opened a dental office in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts and remained there in the practice of general dentistry until his relocation to St. Paul, Minnesota. He has been a member of this community since 1990 where he added geriatric dental care to his widening professional interests. Since beginning private practice in Highland Park 20 years ago, Dr. Coates continues to dedicate himself to the challenge of providing dental care to the community he has come to call his own. His ever-expanding armamentarium of skill-sets include implant placement, CEREC crowns, rotary endodontics, all-ceramic bridges, exodontia, tooth-colored fillings, and all the traditional services one expects of a state of the art modern dental practice. Dr. Norman Coates has been recognized for the quality of his care by a local publication for the past two years.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA), the MDA House of Delegates, the Chicago Dental Society, and serves on the executive council of the St. Paul District Dental Society.

His continuing education credits are numerous and his pursuit of additional learning and self-improvement is boundless.