About Us

Dr. BishopMEET DR. ALTON BISHOP

Dr. Bishop loves being an orthodontist and has been practicing orthodontics for over 30 years. His areas of specialization in orthodontics include early childhood growth and development, orthognathic surgery, TMJ therapy, and multi-disciplinary treatment for adults and children.

Naturally artistic and creative, Dr. Bishop was drawn to a combination of art and science. Early in his education he set his sights on orthodontics where his sculpture would be the human form. He prefers classic beauty rather than over-styled trends. Attention to detail and preservation of each patient’s uniqueness are the hallmarks of his artistic philosophy.

Training

Academic Achievements

Honors

Professional Activities

Personal Life

Dr. Bishop is a native of Lampasas, Texas, and was the president of his high school. He did his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University. While attending A&M he was in the Corp of Cadets and vice-president of the premedical and predental society. Dr. Bishop received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Baylor College of Dentistry where he was also vice president of his class. After graduation from dental school, Dr. Bishop studied orthodontics at the Baylor College of Dentistry, one of the leading orthodontic training programs in the world. Giving his very gifted father credit, an outstanding surgeon and physician himself, Dr. Bishop was one of the youngest graduates in orthodontics in the United States.

Upon graduation, Dr. Bishop did an internship with one of the most outstanding orthodontists in the United States. He was recruited by U.T. Southwestern Medical School to be a member of the world-renowned Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team. Through this association, Dr. Bishop became a colleague of the renowned Dr. Larry Wolford. Dr. Wolford is recognized as one of the most outstanding oral surgeons in the world. The two of them have treated one of the largest number of orthodontic/orthognathic surgery cases in the country. Dr. Bishop has been responsible for the orthodontic training of orthodontists on a local and national level and is recognized nationally as a specialist in orthodontics.

Dr. Bishop has been recognized as one of the best orthodontists in the United States. He has participated as a research doctor for several orthodontic manufacturing companies. He is a graduate of the F.A.C.E. foundation, one of the most distinguished orthodontic institutes in the United States. Dr. Bishop has been asked to speak to over 20 professional groups around the world regarding the field of orthodontics over the past 20 years.

Dr. Bishop has accumulated more than 2600 hours of continuing education and professional development during the past 30 years.

Past President of:

  • Texas Academy of Dental Practice Administration 1997-2000
  • Fort Worth District Dental Society 1996-1997
  • Texas Dental Partners

Dr. Bishop believes in family first and feels his greatest blessing is his lovely wife of over 30 years, Shirlene. She grew up on a ranch near Austin, Texas and has a Bachelor’s degree in education and Master’s degree in counseling. Dr. Bishop loves the outdoors and stays active participating in skiing, biking, hiking, church, and of course, his family.

The Bishops have two children, Allyson and Ryan. Allyson received a degree in nutrition from Texas A&M and graduated with honors from the University of Houston Law School. Her husband, Reagan Winslow, is a corporate lawyer and they reside in San Antonio, Texas. Allyson practices probate and guardianship law.

Ryan graduated from Texas A&M and served as head yell leader for the Aggies. He is employed as a Senior Associate for Stream Realty in Houston, Texas. His wife, Annette, is a physical therapist and specializes in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. They are volunteers for Young Life in the Houston area.

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