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The Big Shootout: Steinmark and Mitchell

September 23, 2016

We are very proud of Dr. Robert Mitchell aka “Bobby Mitchell” and wanted to share this great article about Bobby Mitchell and his teammate, Freddie Steinmark in “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football”. Any discussion of “The Game of the Century” is incomplete without mention of The Wheat Ridge boys- Longhorns Freddie Steinmark and Bobby Mitchell, whose lives were forever changed in 1969 for reasons well beyond football.

The Big Shootout: Steinmark and Mitchell

In the absence of a foolproof recipe for building a championship team, we rely on the genius of coaches to know which ingredients will come together to reach destiny.

For Darrell Royal, two of the most important components of his 1969 title team came from one of the least-likely places: tiny Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Freddie Steinmark and Bobby Mitchell were the talk of the Greater Denver area once they teamed up in the Wheat Ridge backfield after Mitchell’s family moved in from California.  Their running styles complemented each other perfectly, turning the boys into stars whose local popularity was once compared to The Beatles by author Jim Dent, who wrote a book about Steinmark that is being developed into a movie.

Their arrival at the University of Texas in 1967 found the Longhorns in a quagmire of piling up four losses or more in three consecutive seasons.  Royal moved the high school backfield mates to opposite sides of the ball- Steinmark to safety, Mitchell to the offensive line- where both would become major contributors.

After a sophomore year in 1968 that saw Steinmark become one of the resurgent Longhorns’ defensive stars by intercepting five passes, the Wheat Ridge boys had high aspirations for 1969- a year that would mark great triumph and great tragedy for both.

In January, Bobby received word that his older brother, Mark, an Army helicopter pilot, had been killed in action in Vietnam.  Though the loss stung mightily both then and today for Mitchell, he was comforted by Steinmark and channeled his energy into winning a starting job at offensive guard that spring.

As the 1969 season began, Steinmark began to feel an increasing amount of pain in his left leg.  Though noticeably hobbled, he continued to play through the pain as the Longhorns claimed victory after victory in their march toward a championship.

With the approach of the showdown with Arkansas, both players had reason to be nervous beyond the usual big-game jitters.  With President Nixon attending the game, Vietnam War protesters made sure their voice would be heard among the hoopla of the game- providing a chilling reminder to Mitchell of his recent loss.  He would also be playing in front of his girlfriend, Honor Franklin, an Arkansas student.  Steinmark, on the other hand, just wanted to be able to endure the pain in his leg for one more game.

While Texas’ 15-14 victory was the beginning of the legendary status of many of the people involved with the game, it would mark the final football game in the life of Freddie Steinmark.  Late in the game, he finally succumbed to the pain he’d played through all year and came out of the contest.  Six days later, it was discovered he had bone cancer.  His left leg was amputated, and he stood on the sideline using crutches when the Longhorns defeated Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day, 1970.  Just over a year later, in June of 1971, Steinmark passed away at the age of 22.

Mitchell, who would earn all-SWC honors for the Longhorns in 1970, went on to marry his Razorback girlfriend and become a successful dentist in Dallas.

To learn more about the amazing story of Freddie Steinmark and Bobby Mitchell along with the rest of the people that made the 1969 Texas-Arkansas game so unique, purchase a DVD copy of “The Big Shootout” documentary by CLICKING HERE.

The Big Shootout: Steinmark and Mitchell

Technology and Patient Comforts

September 12, 2016

Using Proven Techniques and Modern Technology for Outstanding Dental Care

We want you to enjoy your visit to our Dallas dental office. Dr. Mitchell uses state-of-the-art equipment and provides deluxe amenities to promote a positive experience. From educational tools that help you make informed decisions about your care to proven anesthesia methods that calm fears and foster successful treatment, we bring you the best of modern dentistry.

Educational Tools

1017529_110613153756_D10gDuring your checkup or new patient exam, we’ll take pictures inside your mouth with an intraoral camera and display them on a chairside monitor. Getting the same view of your oral health that Dr. Mitchell does helps you to become an informed partner in your dental care. These images, along with short videos from our CAESY Patient Education System, provide a wealth of information to help you decide which therapies will achieve your dental goals and fit your budget and schedule.

Digital images or a wax model of your smile altered to show the proposed effects of proposed therapies can also help you decide which treatments to pursue.

Digital Dentistry

We use digital X-rays to give us a comprehensive picture of your oral health. Digital radiography emits about 80% less radiation than a traditional X-ray, making it safer for you and earth-friendly. In addition, digital X-rays are instantly available for viewing on chairside monitors and can be sent electronically to insurance companies and specialists. Our digital Panorex machine provides a two-dimensional view of your entire oral cavity, aiding in efficient and thorough diagnoses.

Modern Diagnostics – DIAGNOdent and Velscope

State-of-the-art diagnostic tools have revolutionized dentistry. At your checkup or new patient exam, we will use a DIAGNOdent instead of a dental hook to check the health of your teeth. DIAGNOdent is a non-invasive laser that gently and efficiently locates areas of demineralization, the precursor to a cavity. Because DIAGNOdent provides early detection of decay, we can preserve more of your natural tooth when restoring it to health.

Our oral cancer screening tool is called Velscope. This life-saving technology uses a stream of light to locate suspicious mouth lesions that require follow-up. Oral cancer is a stealthy, destructive disease that’s often not caught until it has spread to the neck or lymph nodes. Early detection greatly improves survival chances, so we will screen your for oral cancer during your new patient exam and subsequent checkups.

Sedation Dentistry

Many people fear dentists and dental procedures. It’s a common phobia, but one that can be overcome. Dr. Mitchell uses sedation dentistry to calm nerves and promote a comfortable experience. We offer intravenous (IV) sedation, oral conscious sedation, as well as nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. Dr. Mitchell will help you determine which method is right for you.

Amenities

Your comfort is important to us. While in our care, you’ll enjoy a variety of amenities. Refreshments are provided for your enjoyment, as are music headphones, movie goggles, massagers, blankets, and pillows. We also offer Netflix, Pandora Radio, and hot lavender towels after treatment.

Bridal Smile Contest!

September 8, 2016

Enter for a Chance to Win a FREE Bridal Whitening and FREE Smile Makeover Consultation

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

About The Offer

On your big day, you want to look perfect. Submit your email, and Like or Follow one of our social accounts to be entered for a chance to win a whitening and Smile Makeover consultation for your wedding! The winner must come into the office before 10/31/16 to claim their offer.

The Fine Print

Contest ends 9/30/16. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions. Submissions must follow Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram in order to be a valid entry. The winner must come into the office before 10/31/16 to claim their offer.

About Our Business

You deserve personalized service from a trusted professional, and that’s what Dr. Robert B. Mitchell provides. For over 30 years, some of Dallas’ most prominent families have relied on Dr. Mitchell for confidential, comprehensive dental care. As an advocate of postgraduate study, Dr. Mitchell has trained with some of the world’s most respected restorative and cosmetic dentists and delivers the premium care his patients deserve. He has a reputation for excellence, and performs quality general dentistry, preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry in an atmosphere of trust and respect.

At our finely appointed Dallas dental office, you are our top priority. When you enter our doors, you’ll begin to sense that you’re in no ordinary dental office, but instead have entered a warm inviting “dental home” where state-of-the-art technology easily blends with compassion and consideration. You’ll enjoy individualized attention and incomparable care at each visit. Dr. Mitchell and his team of professionals will take the time to get to know you and provide the one-on-one care you deserve.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS-Part V

August 29, 2016

At Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S. we are a dental family and would love for you to get to know our Team Members.

Susie – Office Manager

Our office manager, Susie, is indispensable to our office. She is the happy gracious person who greets you, schedules your appointments and helps with your

Chris, Susie, and one of her fur babies Marlee

Chris, Susie, and one of her fur babies Marlee

financial obligations. Susie has been in dentistry for over 25 years, starting as a dental assistant in high school. From her beginnings as a dental assistant to her current role of office manager, she ensures that the day-to-day operations of our office run smoothly and that each of our patients have the best dental experience possible.

Susie is the conductor and backbone of our office and we cannot live without her. Susie is always cheerful, smiling, and has the best attitude. Susie is definitely a patient favorite and in September

Proud Grammie!

Proud Grammie!

Susie will celebrate her 8 year anniversary with the practice. Susie enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and providing a pleasant and excellent dental experience from start to finish. Susie “knows is it all” is a common phrase in our office and holds true.  We love “Susie’s Snacks” that she brings to the office to share with us all; her banana bread is amazing and we love the seasoned pretzels too.

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Susie and grandson.

Susie is originally from Columbus, Georgia; she relocated to Texas to become a permanent Dallas resident. Along with her husband, Chris, Susie has raised

three wonderful children. Susie is a new and proud Grammie to her grandbaby Camden who she absolutely loves to spoil.  She enjoys all the shopping and dining opportunities in Dallas. She also loves spending time with her family, hanging out with her dogs Marlee, Gracee, and Sadee going to the lake, and being a devoted Cowboys and Rangers fan!

 

 

 Susie with Husband Chris on vacation in Florida. Camden

Susie with Husband Chris on vacation in Florida.

Susie & Husband Chris

Susie & Husband Chris

Chris, Susie, and her 3 kiddos, Lindsey, Phillip, & Amy.

Chris, Susie, and her 3 kiddos, Lindsey, Phillip, & Amy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dental Crowns, Inlays & Onlays in Dallas, Texas

August 23, 2016

Creating Beautiful, Durable Smiles with Custom-Made Crowns in Dallas, Texas.

ACTUAL PATIENT OF Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS

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A damaged or severely worn tooth can mar your appearance and cause discomfort. Left untreated, the problem will only worsen and could result in an awkwardly broken tooth, acute pain, or a diseased tooth root. Let Dr. Mitchell restore structural integrity to your compromised dentition with a custom crown, inlay, or onlay.

A crown sits snugly atop a compromised tooth to strengthen and protect it. Dr. Mitchell uses all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold crowns for durable, long-lasting restorations. He’ll consider the location of your tooth and the amount of stress it incurs to determine which material to use. Porcelain crowns look and feel like natural teeth, so they’ll blend seamlessly into your smile.

Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate dentist visits. At your first appointment, Dr. Mitchell will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown, then begin shaping the tooth to prepare it for the crown. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, Dr. Mitchell may need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly receive the crown. After the tooth is prepped to the proper shape, Dr. Mitchell will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a new temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.

When the permanent crown is ready, you will have your second visit. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed, Dr. Mitchell will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special permanent adhesive.

Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too. If you have any questions please call 972-233-1311 we would love to set up a consultation for Dr. Mitchell or one of our knowledgeable staff members to go over the process with you in more detail.

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Quality Dental Care for Beautiful, Healthy Smiles in Dallas, Texas

August 17, 2016

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Dr. Mitchell provides quality dental care in a comfortable, soothing environment. He invests in state-of-the-art technology and continuing education to bring you the best of modern dentistry. Our entire team is dedicated to optimizing your oral health through patient-focused care, meaning you’ll receive the specialized attention you deserve.

Voted a “Top Dallas Dentist,” Dr. Mitchell offers a variety of general dentistry, preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and tooth replacement procedures for extraordinary smiles. Our patients rely on his talent and experience to perform their dental work with precision and care. Dr. Mitchell will always treat you with respect, explaining your treatment options and answering your questions. During your exam, he’ll take pictures of your teeth and gums with an intraoral camera and display them on a chairside monitor. These images, along with short videos from our CAESY Patient Education System, can help you make wise decisions about the dental therapies that are right for you. If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Mitchell can use oral conscious sedation to alleviate your fears and promote a comfortable, positive experience. We are certified in Invisalign, Velscope, and Zoom! Whitening.

If you are looking for a new dental home? Then look no further. What to expect at your New Patient Exam

Outstanding Care for a Lifetime of Optimal Oral Health. We’ll dedicate two hours for your new patient exam. When you arrive, we’ll give you a tour of our dental office and introduce you to our team. Refreshments are available for your enjoyment, as are Bose music headphones, movie goggles, massagers, and comfortable blankets, hot and cold neck pillows, and warm, scented towels.

Assessing Your Teeth, Gums, and Bite

We will talk to you about your dental needs and the reason for your visit. Then Dr. Mitchell will conduct a thorough exam which will include checking your bite alignment, assessing the integrity of existing dental work, and scanning your teeth for decay using our non-invasive DIAGNOdent laser. About 80% of the population unknowingly has some form of periodontal disease, so we will examine your gums for signs of this stealthy offender and suggest therapies for prevention or treatment. A set of digital X-rays will provide a complete picture of your oral health and aid in accurate diagnosis.

Screening for Oral Cancer

We will check your soft tissues for signs of oral cancer. We use a state-of-the-art tool called Velscope to identify suspicious lesions in the earliest stages. Oral cancer claims the lives of 7,500 Americans each year and often goes undetected until it has spread to the neck and lymph nodes. Early detection increases survival chances, so we will screen you for oral cancer at your new patient exam and subsequent checkups.

Call Today 972-233-2311 or check out our website.

Dentist in Dallas TX Asks, Are You Embarrassed Because It’s Been A While Since You’ve Been To The Dentist?

August 1, 2016

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We take pride in the fact that we spend what ever time is necessary to understand each individual patient’s concerns.  It is very gratifying for us to see someone who comes in that is very fearful, but gradually becomes confident at every dental visit.  This happens regularly at our office, because we offer comfortable dental treatment for our patients in a caring, non threatening, and non judgemental environment.

If you’ve been thinking that you really should make that dental appointment, but have been putting it off for a long time, you don’t have to worry any longer.  We are here for you.  You should also know that when you come for your visit, we won’t lecture you!  We understand that many factors affect dental health including environmental and hereditary factors.  We just want you to know that we will do everything possible to help you achieve a healthy and optimal smile.

If you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth, please understand that we have seen worse, and you are not alone!  The good news is that if we work together, we can come up with a plan that fits into your life.  We will help you achieve that smile of your dreams, and you won’t have to be embarrassed any longer.

Give us a call today at (972) 233-1311 to schedule your complimentary consultation.  While you’re here, be sure and let us know if there is anything in particular that has kept you from visiting the dentist in the past.  It is our goal to make your experience in our office a very pleasant one.  Your comfort is our number one priority.

If you’re looking for a great dentist in the Dallas, TX area, this is the office for you!  We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Dental Crowns in Dallas, Texas

July 19, 2016

*Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS

*Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell DDS

If you’re self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.

Dental Crown Options

We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.

Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate dentist visits. At your first appointment, Dr. Mitchell will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown, then begin shaping the tooth to prepare it for the crown. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, Dr. Mitchell may need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly receive the crown. After the tooth is prepped to the proper shape, Dr. Mitchell will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a new temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.

When the permanent crown is ready, you will have your second visit. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed, Dr. Mitchell will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special permanent adhesive.

Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too. If you have any questions please call 972-233-1311 we would love to set up a consultation for Dr. Mitchell or one of our knowledgeable staff members to go over the process with you in more detail.

 

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GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS-Part IV

July 7, 2016

Amanda – Registered Dental Assistant/Business Assistant

Amanda has worked in the dental field since 2001. She enjoys helping patients in every aspect of the dental office, from assisting Dr. Mitchell during their dental procedures to educating patients on their dental needs and scheduling their future appointments. Amanda is the office “Blogger and Social Media Girl” and enjoys interacting with patients and future patients via social media.

Last April Amanda celebrated 3 years with the practice and we have loved having her apart of our dental family, Amanda wears many hats in the office and we are so lucky to have her. She is simply amazing- intelligent, caring, uplifting and has the most infectious and loving personality – and smile!

Amanda and her husband at Red Rocks in Colorado.

Amanda and her husband at Red Rocks in Colorado.

Amanda attended Baylor University and graduated from Texas Women’s University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Amanda began her career in the Dental Field in 2001 and worked as a Dental Assistant throughout college. Amanda is a Proud Baylor Bear and enjoys her Big 12 rivalry with Dr. Mitchell during football season.

Amanda is originally from Burleson, Texas. Today, she lives in Rowlett with her husband, Chet and three furry children (“Wolf Pack”), Wyatt, Jolie, and Loretta. Outside the office, Amanda enjoys working out (Yoga, 5k’s, hiking, and running), watching the Texas Rangers, shopping (especially estate sales and antique shopping), and trying new restaurants.  Amanda also enjoys spending time with her family and is blessed to have most of them live in the North Texas Area.

Amanda & Family on Vacation in Oklahoma.

Amanda & Family on Vacation in Oklahoma.

Amanda and her husband Chet Skiing in Colorado.

Amanda and her husband Chet Skiing in Colorado.

Amanda's 3 Furry Children: Loretta-Jolie-Wyatt

Amanda’s 3 Furry Children: Loretta-Jolie-Wyatt

Amanda & Family White Water Rafting in Colorado.

Amanda & Family White Water Rafting in Colorado.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS-Part III

June 7, 2016

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Tracie – Registered Dental Assistant

Tracie’s love of dentistry began in high school when she became a dental assistant and she has enjoyed her role as a Registered Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She enjoys taking care of patients and helping them feel at ease during dental procedures and she also enjoys teaching her patients good oral hygiene habits.

Tracie recently celebrated her 2 year anniversary with the practice and has been an exceptional addition to our team. Tracie’s calming demeanor and ability to make patients feel at ease during dental procedures has been complimented by numerous patients. Tracie is an invaluable assistant to Dr. Mitchell and as his “right hand man”; they both make a great team.image2

 

"High School Sweethearts" -Keith & Tracie

“High School Sweethearts” -Keith & Tracie

Tracie is originally from Carrollton, Texas and she still resides in Carrollton today. Tracie and her husband, Keith, were high school sweethearts. They raised their son in Carrollton and he attended the very same high school as his parents. Today their son Landry attends Texas State University and is a Manufacturing Engineering Major. Their son Landry is excelling in his Engineering pursuit, and they are VERY PROUD!

Tracie is blessed to have her family locally and enjoys being able to spend time with them as much as possible. Tracie and Keith enjoy cooking together and trying new recipes.  How they spend most of their “Empty-nest” time is being outside, watching movies, listening to music, and barbecuing. One of their other favorite pastimes is vacationing at the beach and it is definitely time for them to discover new Caribbean beaches and continue their beach adventures!

 

Tracie's son Landry recently made the Dean's List for Engineering at Texas State.

Tracie’s son Landry recently made the Dean’s List for Engineering at Texas State

Tracie's son Landry

Tracie’s son Landry

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We love the Beach! -Tracie

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“Empty-Nester’s” enjoying a night out.

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