Meet Our Doctors

At Batten Dental, we never compromise our work for you. It’s because we care about each patient that we deliver high-quality services. Our staff are knowledgeable professionals, working with the latest dental technologies and always striving to improve. You can trust us to deliver the highest standard of clinical skill and quality care.



(386) 736-8865


123 W Plymouth Ave

Deland, FL 32720

Dale D. Batten, DMD, MAGD

Dr. Dale Batten was born in Michigan; however, he has lived in central Florida since 1960. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, he received his doctorate from UF College of Dentistry in 1979. Dr. Batten has also completed a number of post-doctoral studies at various dental schools and universities including two, two-year fellowships in comprehensive dentistry. Additionally, he has fulfilled the requirements and was designated a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1992 and a Master in 1996 and awarded the Lifetime Learning and Service Award in 2018. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association (past HOD representative), Central Florida District Dental Association (past representative to the executive board), Volusia-Flagler Dental Association (past president), West Volusia Dental Study Group (past president) and a member and past president of the Woehler Research Group, Inc. (the oldest continuously registered dental study club in the United States), Halifax Implant Study Group and the Academy of Alumni and Friends University of Florida (past board member). Dr. Batten has had licenses to practice dentistry in the states of Florida and Montana. In the years 2004 and 2021, he was selected by the consumer research council as one of America’s Top Dentists.

Dr. Batten is also very involved in the DeLand community. He has served on the boards of many organizations including the DeLand Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), the American Cancer Society, PAL, the DeLand Museum of Art, and the YMCA. He is also a member of the New Covent Baptist Church, Lake Beresford Yacht Club, Safari Club International (life member), RMEF, NWTF, NRA, Psi Omega Fraternity, and NRCC (national leadership award) and has been selected to Who’s Who in Central Florida. He also presently serves as the Dental Director of the Good Samaritan Clinic.
Dr. Batten, along with his wife Susie have three sons-David After graduating from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a degree in Architecture decided to continue his education at UCF with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is presently working as an Engineer. Justin is married with 3 children; a son, A.J., and daughters Lilli and Gifty, who resides near Denver, CO. Chris is a Lieutenant Colonel and a fighter pilot in the USMC, presently stationed at the JRB Forth Worth. He is married to Mary Bradlee and they enjoy their time living in Texas with their daughters Adeline and Charlotte.

Dr. Batten has been in private practice in DeLand since January 1982. Before that, he worked with a dental group in Daytona for two and a half years after graduating from UF College of Dentistry. In Dr. Batten’s spare time he enjoys travel, photography, hunting and fishing.

David K. Boules, DMD

Originally from Egypt, Dr. Boules’ parents decided to move to America in the 1980s for a better life for them as well as their children. They resided in Jersey City up until early 2000 when they then decided to move to east-central Florida.

Dr. Boules attended Spruce Creek High School where he graduated with his International Baccalaureate degree. Dr. Boules received his bachelors degree from the University of South Florida in Biomedical Sciences in 2009. Afterwards, he received his doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in 2014.

After attending two large universities in two large busy cities, Dr. Boules decided to come back home to the much quieter city of Port Orange, where his family resides and practice dentistry near the area.

Dr. Boules is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Florida Dental Association. He actively seeks out various continuing education courses to not only follow up with current dental trends, but to better improve his dental skills as well as provide the latest quality dental care for his patients. He is currently Invisalign certified and has taken multiple courses regarding implant placement.

Dr. Boules enjoys the dental field due to the opportunity it gives him to meet new people and allows him to better improve patient’s quality of life through their dental care.

When not in the dental office, Dr. Boules enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, video gaming, as well as trying out new restaurants and coffee shops with friends.