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Meet Dr. Karen Mitchell

Dr. Karen Mitchell

"Since the mouth is the body’s gateway to nutrition, my goal is to help people achieve and maintain optimum oral health." - Dr. Mitchell

Get to Know Dr. Mitchell at the Sharp Smile Center

Gentle care and expertise for all ages

Dr. Karen Mitchell is an expert in all aspects of family and pediatric dentistry in Portage, MI, and Kalamazoo, MI. Since joining our practice in 2003, her drive for excellence has been centered on gentle techniques and personal attention.

Her strong desire to give her Kalamazoo patients the best in dentistry has always driven her to invest in the latest, most effective dental technology in the industry.


Graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School and Michigan State University. She completed postgraduate studies at the Kois Center in Seattle.



Focusing on the whole person, she educates patients on the importance of oral health and its relation to their overall health. She received training in innovative dental techniques to provide positive experiences and stunning results.

Outside the office

Dr. Mitchell has been a part of the Kalamazoo dentist community since 1998. Her husband, Rich, has served two tours in Afghanistan and is employed at Stryker Instruments, where he supervises a group in Engineering Services. They have five children who fill their lives with joy (among other things such as homework, trips to the mall, baseball, Lacrosse and hockey practices).

When not working as your dentist in Kalamazoo, Dr. Mitchell loves spending time playing with her family and tending to her garden.

Delighted to serve the families of Kalamazoo

Both Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Sharp share the same vision of genuine patient care and excelling technique. At Sharp Smile Center, you will see how our entire team has been hand-picked to reflect that vision.

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We would love to show you what a difference our world-class dentistry can make. Our friendly staff looks forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Mitchell is the kindest and most caring dentist I've ever had. The staff are friendly and courteous from reception and billing through the guy who shovels the walk! Rachel T., actual patient of Dr. Mitchell

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