Mr Bater was jointly appointed as a Consultant to the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospitals in December 2009. He undertook specialist training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on the South Coast Training Programme.
He practices all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He regularly treats patients with both head and neck and skin cancer, and is a core member of these multidisciplinary teams.
Mr Bater has an interest in salivary gland conditions and treats patients with salivary stones, cancers and drooling problems. He is the visiting Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to Treloar School in Hampshire.
Mr Bater is the author and co-author of numerous publications in specialist journals, and has presented research papers at national and international meetings. He has served as an elected trainee member on the Specialist Advisory Committee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and as part of this role presented to the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board review into the future of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Mr Bater is a committed teacher and trainer, and regularly delivers educational talks to local dental and medical practitioners. He frequently instructs students as part of Advanced Trauma and Life Support programmes.