Meet Dr. Dale A. Kates

The profession of orthodontics is extremely fulfilling to me. I describe it as a beautiful gift that we have, and our goal is to share it with as many people as possible. I believe an amazing smile should not only be available to the affluent or the rich, but to all who want to feel confident when they walk into a room, or interview for a job, or ask someone on a date. Our motto and true belief is “The road to self-confidence starts with a Premier Smile!”

I take so much joy and pride in helping people of all ages become the most confident version of themselves. When you can personally change how people feel about themselves and it’s for the better, there is no greater feeling I can imagine!

I attended Earlham College for my undergraduate degree and Howard University for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I continued at Howard University for my orthodontic residency.

In addition to being an adjunct professor at Case Western Dental School, I regularly continue my own education in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics. Everything in life changes, and dentistry — especially orthodontics — is no exception. I want to offer my patients the latest technology and the most advanced treatments, to give them the best results possible and the best customer experience possible!

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Greater Cleveland Dental Society
  • Forest City Dental Society

Outside the Office

My wife Gigi and I have been married for more than 25 years, and we have two amazing children: Grant and Sydney.

I love to travel and spend time with my family. Going to faraway places such as Africa, Costa Rica, and Venezuela, and being exposed to different cultures, is such an eye-opening experience, and a great way to learn a lot about oneself. I believe that we as humans all have the same hopes and dreams, yet how we live our day-to-day lives is what makes us special and unique. I speak four languages and am always looking for the next adventure.

I am personally involved in numerous community programs and volunteer activities. However, I am most proud of our scholarship program that has been in existence for more than ten years. I believe that education is the great equalizer, and offering college scholarships is one of the most important things we can do to improve the lives of the young people in our community.