Shantelle moved to Houston over 10 years ago. She first fell in love with dentistry during her regular six-month check-ups as a child. She always got excited to go and enjoyed everything from the cleaning to socializing.
As the LifeSmiles Premier Concierge, Shantelle uses her caring nature and attention to detail to find solutions for all our patients. She spends a lot of time getting to know patients and developing strong relationships. She loves working with our team as we feel more like family and wouldn’t change her career for anything.
Outside the Office:
Shantelle loves to be active and is Pilates-obsessed. She volunteers for The Junior League of Houston and really enjoys traveling to different countries. Also, she’s a sucker for all things hippy and spiritual.
Jackie Kennedy. She loves her style and her composed nature.
Bucket List Item:
Shantelle would love to visit Thailand.
A hawk. She observes every detail, moves pieces from an outside perspective, and then swoops in with a solution.
“I love getting to know our patients.”
Chief Enthusiasm Officer
John became a new patient of LifeSmiles in 2008. He likes to tell people he was not allowed to leave. John worked down the street for 14 years before joining the team. He has a passion for meeting new people and extending genuine hospitality.
Often the first person people meet on the phone and when they walk in the door, you can count on John for a warm welcoming smile. You can even ‘hear’ it over the phone. He says, “I believe everyone deserves the red carpet treatment and love seeing other people smile.”
John hears stories every day how someone’s smile is holding them back. He can barely contain his excitement when shouting the praises of Dr. Mitchmore and the entire team. He shares passionate stories of how the transformations people have received at LifeSmiles, changed their lives.
Outside the Office: John loves being outside. He enjoys sharing a beach house with friends and family. He loves entertaining, throwing a party and cooking at home. He can start a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He’s an amateur stand-up comic.
Bucket List Item: To live in a foreign country for one year, somewhere near the beach. Take some time to write an epic love novel loosely based on my large Italian family.
Your Hero: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. While fictional, the character incorporates admirable qualities from real life people. She believes in the goodness of everyone, keeps on going and moves forward despite any obstacle. She is able to find humor in other people’s quirks, accepts them and makes sense of it all. Plus, she’s a little outrageous too.
“Patients deserve the red carpet treatment.”
Make It Happen Officer
As a child, Janie grew up in Texas and lived in the country. Janie is married with one adult son and three dogs. She first had an interest in dentistry when her mother was going through severe dental problems. She wanted to help her and take away the discomfort. Janie figured there was a better way of providing dental care, so set out in her career as a hygienist.
She attended Lamar University, lived and worked overseas, then returned to Houston, TX. Janie is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Treatment Coordinator. She has over 40 years experience and is known in our office as the “Make It Happen Officer”. Every day, she works with people to improve their lives and renew their confidence through a new smile.
Janie’s daily goal is to make sure every person who enters LifeSmiles, gains hope and feels better about themselves. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, and takes time to listen and address their every concern.
- Advanced Education with Pankey Institute
- Las Vegas Institute
- Mini Residency – Sleep Related Breathing Disorders & Craniofacial Pain
- Diode Laser & Cold InfraRed Laser Training
- Advanced Training – Intense Pulse Light Therapy
Outside of the Office:
Janie is a speaker for LifeSmiles University and has authored and coauthored several books. She enjoys spending time in the country with her husband, her dogs, and raises Texas Longhorns.
“Helping patients improve their lives and renew their confidence.”
Creator of Opportunities
Michelle was born in Bryan, TX, and has a twin sister. She was 16-years-old when her family dentist asked her mom if she’d be interested in an after-school job. Little did she know back then, that after-school job would become a 20+ year career that she is still passionate about and enjoys to this day.
Michelle has worked in a number of roles during her career:
- Registered Dental Assistant
- Chairside Assistant
- Clinical Manager and Trainer
- Inventory and Order Supplies Radiology Safety Officer
- Dental soft tissue laser-LSO (Laser Safety Officer)
No matter what she does, Michelle always strives to help people change their lives and regain their confidence in their smile. She also brings a personable, confident, and happy energy to our office. It’s Michelle’s hope that each patient can see that she truly cares about them as she strives to make them feel at ease and comfortable during each visit.
Outside the Office:
Michelle is taking night classes to work towards a business degree, so that takes most of her free time. During football season she loves tailgating and watching the fightin’ Texas Aggies play!
Her Uncle Randy…one of the best dads even when he didn’t have to be!
“Striving to help people change their lives.”
Director of Details
Andie is married with one son, Logan and now lives in The Woodlands. She grew up in Sugar Land and has followed in her mother’s footsteps – she has been in dentistry for over 35 years. Andie actually started out working in the office with her mom and learned many things from the way she worked.
Andie has been a Lead Dental Assistant for most of her career. She has worked for many specialists including oral surgeons and periodontists. She has extensive training in all facets of dentistry but especially enjoys the surgical and cosmetic side. As a science nerd, dentistry fascinates Andie and gives her a sense of accomplishment.
At LifeSmiles, she is our “Director of Details”. Andie is known for being a perfectionist because she likes to gather as much information as possible and go the extra mile to match Dr. Mitchmore’s high standards. She truly loves being part of our dedicated team of professionals who go above and beyond for our amazing patients.
Outside of the Office:
Andie is addicted to Lagree fitness and loves to go off-shore fishing.
Her Mom. She is the most selfless person Andie knows.
“Going above and beyond for our amazing patients”
Sandra is 44 years old and has a learning disability. At LifeSmiles, Sandra stocks patient rooms and the coffee bar. She does all kinds of special projects like decorating for holidays and preparing awesome gifts for our patients.
Sandra loves being around all her friends and is proud to wear a LifeSmiles shirt, jacket, and name badge. You’ll always find her smiling and helping make our patients smile too.
Outside the Office:
Sandra likes to go fishing with her family, swim, go to dances, and walk the mall with her friends. She is very active in the Special Olympics. This year, Sandra won second place in the state volleyball tournament (go, Sandra!). She sings in her church choir and every other year goes on an international trip with them.
Butterfly. She likes them because they are pretty.
“I love being around my friends at the office.”
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Step Into Our Dental Spa
To help you feel at ease in our office, we create a tranquil environment filled with friendly, approachable people. Our practice is very welcoming as we get to know each patient as an individual. We always listen and promise to treat you as a person not just a set of teeth.
We want you to feel relaxed at all times during your stay at LifeSmiles. Therefore, we provide pamper options as part of our “comfort menu”. This includes aromatherapy, cozy blankets, massages, and even a choice of beverages.
Randy’s Bar & Grill
In addition to providing first-class dentistry, Dr. Mitchmore and our team host patient events around our pool. This is quality-time we can spend getting to know you better and creating unity in our community. You’ll enjoy the fun conversation, great atmosphere, and even better food at every event.
Dr. Mitchmore and his staff take a normally unpleasant experience of going to the dentist and turn it into something positive. I never dread my appointments, and I always come away confident that the future of my dental health is in good hands.
Julian M. (Actual LifeSmiles Patient)
- 3-D Digital Imaging
Our PreXion 3D imaging system provides clearer image quality and lowers radiation with scanning completed in just a few seconds. By capturing a rounded view of your mouth and jaw, Dr. Mitchmore is able to diagnose dental problems earlier and more accurately. He is able to precisely identify orthodontic issues, analyze your jaw joint, and even plan the placement of dental implants.
It all means less drilling, less cutting, and less time in the dental chair for our patients.
- Trios S-Shape
Do you dislike goopy, messy impressions? So, does Dr. Mitchmore! With our Trios S-Shape, it is now possible to take accurate and clean digital impressions. This scanner uses a hand-held wand to grab an intricate 3D image of your bite. In fact, you can be part of the process and ask us any questions as you see the image of your tooth building on the screen.
Trios digital impressions are particularly useful for more complex cosmetic or restorative cases. The technology allows us to fabricate restorations that fit more precisely and last longer. You can have a beautiful, functional smile in no time!
- Ultrasonic Technology
The Cavitron Ultrasonic Cleaner is a state-of-the-art instrument for removing tartar from both above and below the gum line. Instead of cleaning your teeth with bulky and sharp metal hand tools, the Cavitron has a blunt tip and uses oscillating sound waves to gently vibrate the tartar away from your teeth.
The Cavitron unit is so gentle that it can even be used to administer deep cleaning and gum therapy, many times without the need for anesthetic. This instrument vibrates at the speed of sound, so you will hardly feel the procedure at all.
For more complex treatments, we use a USI, which is a more sophisticated machine that blasts away tartar.
- Digital Photography
When you are undergoing treatment, we know how important it is to see where you have been and visualize where you are going. With digital photography, we can show you what your new smile will look like before treatment even begins.
We only use high-end, digital SLR photography equipment.We think it is one of our best diagnostic and educational tools.
Modern technology now allows Dr. Mitchmore to identify premature contacts and high forces when you bite. Many people suffer from a misaligned bite, which can lead to more serious issues such as TMJ disorders. As you bite down onto a Tek-Scan Digital Occlusal Analysis sensor, you will have your bite analyzed. The digital sensor will send data to our chairside monitor and highlight any potential problems such as destructive forces that could damage your dental restorations.
This innovative piece of dental technology can help you to see your bite issues and discuss with Dr. Mitchmore the best course of action. By being proactive our dentist can save you time, money, and prevent future dental problems.
- Digital X-rays
For your greater comfort and better diagnosis, we use digital x-rays. These modern radiographs appear almost immediately on our chairside monitors, which allows us to discuss our findings in real time. Due to eliminating the need for film and chemicals, these x-rays are better for the environment and decrease radiation exposure too.
Dr. Mitchmore is able to use these large, color-enhanced images for early diagnosis and a better representation of your oral health.
- Intra-oral Cameras
As part of our commitment to co-diagnosis and patient involvement, Dr. Mitchmore uses intra-oral cameras. This state-of-the-art camera takes live video of the inside of your mouth and projects live images into our treatment room monitor. The magnified image allows you to see what we see and helps our Houston dentist accurately diagnose problems such as decay or cracked fillings.
The camera is only the size of a pen and thus is non-intrusive during your exam. Intra-oral cameras are proven to help with diagnosis and the early treatment of common dental problems.
- K7 Myotronics
When assessing your bite for issues such as TMJ, our doctor uses an evaluation system called Myotronics K7. When you bite down on this piece of equipment, the system tracks the position of your jaw and the surrounding muscles. It then identifies the ideal position for a fully functional bite and thus operates as a guide for us to move your jaw into the most comfortable position.
The digital technology stores the data so Dr. Mitchmore can evaluate your bite and discuss the best option for you.
A transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation (TENS) device can treat disharmony between the movement of your jaw and jaw muscles. The system massages your muscles into relaxation by removing lactic acid, increasing blood flow, and allowing more oxygen to stimulate the muscles.
TENS is very clever as it can deprogram your jaw muscle memory and thus correct a bad bite.
- Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
One of the greatest improvements in dental comfort and precision has come with laser dentistry. This modern technology allows us to care for your teeth and gums in a faster, more effective, and painless manner. Lasers are very safe and often replace dental drills – which helps reduce anxiety and chair-time.
Dr. Mitchmore and our team use lasers for all aspects of dentistry including removing decay, treating periodontal disease, and even whitening teeth. You won’t believe the results you can experience until you see laser dentistry in action.
- The Wand
Many of our patients are afraid of needles and cringe at the very idea of a shot. In fact, studies show that over 50 percent of patients fear anesthetic syringes. That’s why, when our patients need anesthetics for procedures, we offer them The Wand. The Wand is a computer activated, precision metered, local anesthetic injection system that lets us consistently administer virtually painless injections.
Not only are our own patients amazed at how much easier it is to get numb with The Wand, it has been extensively tested by over 300 dentists on over 5,000 patients across the country.
Oral cancer kills as many Americans as melanoma (the most serious type of skin cancer), with everyone at risk: 25 percent of oral cancer patients do not use tobacco or abuse alcohol.
Did you know your dentist in Houston, can help diagnose oral cancer? With ViziLite, it’s very easy for Dr. Mitchmore to spot abnormal or precancerous cells. The process involves you rinsing your mouth with a special screening solution. The VizLite is then shined into your mouth. If you do have any abnormal cells, the ViziLite change color and we can continue with an Oral CDX brush biopsy. The Oral CDX painlessly takes a small sample of cells, which can be tested for precancerous cells.
- Computerized Treatment Studio
Everyone knows how vital computers are becoming in every aspect of our lives. We use them to research, communicate, keep records, and entertain ourselves. They are also a vital part of the medical community as well.
Our treatment studios are computerized for the ultimate in comfortable, customized care, and absolutely accurate record keeping. Simply keeping a computer in every room enables our team to have immediate access to all patient files containing your health history and treatment plan.