‘‘"I learned a long time ago why God gave me two ears and just one mouth. The more time I spend listening to you with my ears the smarter I am. I am not going to tell you what to do.
After I completely understand what you want, I would like to be your consultant to figure out how best to get you what you want. I will be very careful and gentle, I don't want to hurt you in any way. After we are finished with your project I want you to be able to give me two thumbs up, maybe even a big hug and say, "I got exactly what I wanted!"
Connecting with Patients & Perfecting Smiles
A Houston native, Dr. Mitchmore grew up as part of a big family in the old East End. As a youngster, he met a Methodist minister who took him under his wing and sparked his interest in helping people. Although he started his studies as a minister, Dr. Mitchmore soon switched his focus to dentistry (inspired by his uncle who was a dentist) and loved it! He found he could help people and enjoy the sciences too, so he put himself through dental school while working in hospital labs.
Working the labs really helped Dr. Mitchmore pursue dentistry that makes people more comfortable and reduces fear. His medical knowledge led him to identify the importance of sedation and how it can improve a patient’s overall experience. Our Houston dentist is one of just a few in the area who are licensed and certified in IV sedation. This helps our patients feel relaxed and eases dental anxiety.
Dr. Mitchmore is a life-long student and is fascinated by advancements in dental technology. He continues to pursue new methods to improve your health in the most comfortable and efficient fashion possible. Since becoming a dentist, Dr. Mitchmore has thoroughly enjoyed developing friendships with his team and patients. He loves to listen and see patients get exactly what they want out of their dental visit. He is a truly patient-first dentist with a caring and compassionate style.
Hobbies and Recreation
There truly is a blurry line between work and play for me. I'm fortunate to love what I do and this spills into my personal life. I have written and contributed to books and journals and have a consulting arm called LifeSmiles University. Dentists and teams travel to learn how we do my version of dentistry. Away from dentistry, I ride my bicycle, like to go traveling, scuba dive, enjoy gardening, and eat at amazing restaurants.
Who Is Your Hero?
Winston Churchill was inspirational as a leader in a very dangerous dark time during a war with impossible odds. He inspired people to never give up with his mastery of the English language. Also, Mark Twain and Will Rogers changed our views of the world with a witty and biting sense of humor.
Best Day of Your Life
For many weeks I would check the mailboxes in the Southwestern University Student Union Building. I did it a couple of times a day. Finally an envelope was there. It was my letter inviting me to an interview to be accepted to Dental School.
What Flavor Ice Cream Would You Be?
Vanilla. For the same reason I don't have any tattoos - yet? I can change my mind and turn vanilla into most anything I want depending on my mood or wants at the time.
How Do Our Patients Feel About Dr. Mitchmore?
Dr. Mitchmore and his staff are absolutely wonderful! They are all friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. They make your entire experience comfortable and thoroughly explain any questions you may have regarding treatments. I will definitely be a customer for years to come. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Katie J. (Actual LifeSmiles Patient)
Whenever anyone would like to get serious about their dental care, Dr. Mitchmore at LifeSmiles is the place to go to. He has the ability to change someone's teeth like you would see on a TV makeover show. His staff is so friendly and non-judgemental that you feel extremely comfortable any time that you go to the dentist. I just started going to LifeSmiles a little over a year ago, and now I cannot see myself going anywhere else. I cannot recommend these people enough.
Keith F. (Actual LifeSmiles Patient)
Dr. Mitchmore has a close connection to the Houston community and leads the way in giving back to the locals. He also strives to help people in our surrounding areas and even further afield. He was the national Chairman of AACD Charitable Foundation for two years. During this time, his team developed a wonderful free program for victims of intimate partner abuse who have damaged smiles. This Give Back A Smile program has proved to be very successful and changed the lives of many in our communities.
In addition, Dr. Mitchmore started up the Board of Tri-County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center for Polk, Liberty, and Montgomery counties. The work of this board has helped many families to overcome mental illness.
As the founder of Smiles for Soldiers, our Houston dentist pays respect to the sacrifice of our service men and women by helping them achieve a confident smile. This unique program selects one veteran to get a new smile using Teeth Tomorrow.
Dr. Mitchmore is ever-present in our communities and truly loves the people he meets. He cares for everyone as a friend and his giving-spirit is an inspiration to our team.