Meet Dr. Mitchener

Dr. James H. Mitchener is a native of Jamestown, New York. Following his graduation from Jamestown High School, he received his Associates Degrees from Jamestown Community College in both Business Administration and Liberal Arts. He then attended Gannon University and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. During this time, Dr. Mitchener was employed at SKF Aerospace. He worked there as an inspector, then supervisor and eventually Manufacturing Manager. After September 11, 2001, he was laid off from SKF due to the downturn in aerospace industry.

Dr. Mitchener and his wife, Kerry, saw his job loss as an opportunity to pursue a career in a field which he had recently developed an interest in - dentistry. He returned to both Jamestown Community College and Gannon University and then attended State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Dr. Mitchener completed his General Practice Residency at Erie County Medical Center.

Following his residency, Dr. Mitchener worked briefly as an associate before starting his own dental practice. In March of 2010, he opened what is now Southern Tier Family Dentistry, PC with the plan to offer the highest level of comprehensive care using modern dental techniques.

Dr. Mitchener attends multiple continuing education seminars both locally and nationally. His particular interests are the technological advances in dentistry and the benefits this provides the patient.

In his free time, Dr. Mitchener enjoys running, cooking and hunting. He and his wife Kerry, a pharmacist, have a son and a daughter, Jimmy and Gracie.