Advanced Technology

Welcome to the Modern Age of Dentistry

Faster, easier, and more comfortable care is available at LifeSmiles by Dr. Randy Mitchmore.
We are devoted to bringing efficient, precise, comprehensive dentistry to the people of Houston, TX. Being at the forefront of dental technology helps us provide you with a more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable experience – with a real emphasis on superior results. Our state-of-the-art practice is filled to the brim with modern technology:

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.

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!

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.

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. Before, during, and after photos, are shot in the highest digital quality available for photographs today and allow us to see accurately with no distortion. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Combining Genuine Care & Superior Expertise

Your health is priority number one! We are thrilled to care for you and your smile.

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Sally May-Frankum
Dental Hygienist

Sally’s favorite part about working with the team at LifeSmiles is the fun she has with her co-workers. Additionally, she appreciates working with Dr. Randy Mitchmore because much like her, he values whole-body health for his patients. She’s proud to be part of a team that does such high quality work.

Outside of the office: Sally enjoys being with her children and grandchildren and uses writing as a creative outlet. On the weekends, she can be found doing all things outdoors including hiking and biking.

 

Bucket List: Going to Europe, exploring every US state, and zip-lining.

Hero: The Highest Power of them all!

Toni Wilson
Queen of Charisma

 “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.”

Toni’s favorite thing about working at LifeSmiles is the beautiful scenery. When patients are having anxiety about their dental appointments, she creates a fearless atmosphere with her charisma and warmth. She is passionate about helping every patient achieve their dental health goals. She says she truly loves being part of a team where she can grow professionally and personally.

Outside the office: Toni loves spending time with her husband and their sons. She also likes to show off her green thumb with her work in her garden.


Bucket list item:
Travel around the world and learn about other cultures and regions.

Your hero: Harriet Tubman because she was passionate and a fearless leader unafraid of any of life’s challenges.

Mike Mireles
Elite Care and Education Specialist

“Smiling is contagious”

Mike began his career at LifeSmiles seeking an opportunity to expand his skillset and advance his career. Today he works at Dr. Michmore’s side through dental procedures and surgeries. He loves working at LifeSmiles because the entire team is continually learning and keeping up to date with the newest advancements in dentistry.

Outside the office: Mike enjoys barbecuing on his patio, traveling, and spending time with his family. He’s a dog dad of two: Tati and Tito.


Bucket list item:
To visit Thailand and Dubai and to try skydiving!

Your hero: Mike looks up to his parents and is forever grateful for the life lesson they taught him; respect, manners, strength, and to be a go-getter. He continues to carry these things with him with everything he does.

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Sandra Smith
Ambassador

Sandra is 44 years old and is a star athlete for the Special Olympics. 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 and won second place in the state volleyball tournament (go, Sandra!) in 2020. She sings in her church choir and attends international performances with them.

Spirit Animal: Butterfly. She likes them because they are pretty.

Andie Willis
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.

Your Hero: Her Mom. She is the most selfless person Andie knows.

John Copous
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.