Born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Dr. Oatis moved to sunny Phoenix, Arizona when he was 15 years old. He attended Gerard High School and headed to Northern Arizona University for his undergraduate degree. His natural love of drawing and art carried over to his love of dentistry. After one year of graduate school at University of Arizona, he attended Northwestern University Dental School where he became a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Practicing dentistry since 1980, Dr. Oatis offers his rich expertise and positive, professional care to enhance the health and happiness of his incredible patients. He continues to broaden his scope of dentistry by taking many continuing education courses. He has also volunteered at the John C. Lincoln Hospital Children's Dental Clinic for 20 years.
In his spare time, Dr. Oatis enjoys running, exercising daily, reading, and is an avid golfer. He’s been married to the girl of his dreams for 44 years, and he cherishes every moment they get to spend together. While he’s a serious Pittsburgh Steelers fan, you can also catch him rooting for the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and the Suns!
At Dental Home, we’re a tight-knit team that’s united by our passion for patient care. From your check-in experience with our cheerful front desk staff to your regular check-ups with our sweet dental pros, providing a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere where you can put your best smile forward is the heartbeat behind all we do. Our enthusiasm for learning and honing our talents never stops, as we aim to empower you with the advanced dental care you deserve. If there’s anything we can do to make your visits with us more enjoyable, please let us know!
When you walk through the doors of our office, you’ll immediately feel like family with our welcoming, energetic staff. We absolutely love meeting new patients, and we want to make you feel at home from your very first visit. We’ll start by showing you everything our beautiful space has to offer, and finish the office tour with a free new patient gift from our team!
Next, our caring dental pros will ensure optimal oral health with a comprehensive exam and digital x-rays. Creating a relaxing appointment that’s tailored to you is one of our top priorities, so we offer a full comfort menu to customize every aspect of your experience.
After your preventive exam, Dr. Furlong or Dr. Oatis will connect with you to explain their findings in detail and answer any questions you may be wondering with candid, compassionate advice. It’s always our goal to leave you feeling encouraged, supported, and informed when it comes to reaching your dream smile, and we love to hear from you!
Made with you in mind, our bright and inviting office features modern, family-friendly amenities that are sure to bring delight and take your relaxation to the next level.
Constantly excited by our field’s ever-evolving technology, we only use the best tools and equipment to redefine your dental experience with efficient, pain-free treatments and stunning results.
Here, we’re eliminating the discomfort that comes with metal dental tools by treating your gums with the latest soft-tissue laser. This advanced laser technology allows our hygienists to deliver gentle, yet effective deep cleanings to remove plaque and protect those pearly whites with painless care.
With digital dentistry, getting a clear, comprehensive view of your oral health is easier and faster than ever. Our practice features state-of-the-art imaging technology like the iTero intraoral scanner and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), allowing us to capture 3D images of your entire mouth in real time! These tools are especially helpful when it comes to providing transparent patient education and crafting an accurate, customized treatment plan for your smile.
At Dental Home, we take pride in being your one-stop shop for a healthy, radiant grin. Whether you’re interested in clear aligners or you’re in need of a mouth guard, our innovative 3D printer allows our docs to create custom, high-quality solutions for your smile in just a few minutes!
As a team of proud Phoenix natives, giving back to the community that has given so much to us is central to our mission. We want to see our city shine with bright, strong smiles, and we believe the best place to start is with our local youth. That’s why we couldn’t be more grateful to sponsor Sunnyslope High School–go Vikings! All year round, Dental Home Family Dentistry provides free, high-quality mouthguards for Sunnyslope’s football team to shield their grins when it's game time. By partnering with our practice, you can feel great knowing that you’re promoting healthy habits and making a meaningful difference in our community too.