Dentistry is actually a second career for Dr. Mixon. Born into a family with a long tradition of naval service, he entered the Navy following graduation from the University of Florida as a back-seater in the F-14 Tomcat. This first career gave him a lifelong love for flying and for travel but most importantly led directly to his becoming a pediatric dentist. “I made friends with the dentists onboard the ship and fell in love with what they do.”
Returning to the University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Dr. Mixon graduated with honors in 1995. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Fraternity. He completed a one-year general practice residence at the VA Hospital and then completed the two-year pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Florida in 1998.
Dr. Mixon enjoys spending time with his wife Becky and their two children, Sarah and Collin. Together they like to travel, work out, and of course go to Gator games.