Donald Mills, DDS
I have been practicing orthodontics for over 40 years. My father was an orthodontist and I naturally followed in his footsteps, wanting to make a difference in a child’s life by helping to give them confidence through lasting oral health. There is nothing more rewarding to me than taking a child who is ashamed of the way his or her teeth look and creating a beautiful smile. It can change the child’s entire personality. I think orthodontics is the best profession in the world as it gives those of us who practice a chance to change people’s lives. We can literally turn an introvert who is ashamed to smile because of bad teeth into an extrovert who smiles all the time!
Education and Experience
Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, I went to the University of Houston for undergraduate study and then to the University of Texas Dental Branch for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery after which I completed a three-year orthodontic residency.
Because the practice and science of orthodontics is ever-changing, I am constantly interested in keeping up with the latest techniques by attending applicable courses each year. Additionally I am a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Tweed Society
- Texas Orthodontic Association
Working at Windcrest Pediatric Dentistry has given me the opportunity to be with a great orthodontic team where not only are we committed to the highest level of professional service, but also to giving our patients personalized and loving care. One of the most important elements in orthodontic practice is establishing trust and rapport. I try to show my patients how exciting it is to observe the positive changes during treatment, and love their joyous responses when they see the final result.
Outside the Office
I currently live in the community of Oakwell Farms and have been here since 1992. I am married to my wonderful wife, Reenie, who worked as a school teacher, reading specialist, and finally a counselor before she retired. We have four children, all grown up with kids of their own, which makes me a proud grandfather.
When I am not working, you can probably find me on the golf course. I am an avid golfer, although not a very good one, but I keep trying. I find golf to be a great respite from the daily grind. There is something serene about the beauty of the golf course and surrounding area.
I enjoy giving back to my community as much as possible. In the past I was a mentor at an elementary school where I received a lifetime membership in the Parent Teacher Association. I have also volunteered with the local dental society doing school dental exams.