Smile Artisans

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Dr. Gutierrez

“ Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, But we rather have those because we have acted rightly.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

– Aristotle

Dr. Virgilio Gutierrez

Dr. G received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Texas Health and Science Center San Antonio Dental School. His passionate interest in and dedication to dentistry motivated him to continue his studies through rigorous, advanced surgical and cosmetic training at many prestigious and well known international and US-based institutions.
These educational achievements, as well as his notable patient-focused practice, has garnered Dr. Gutierrez numerous awards and recognitions. These include a Fellowship by the German Society of Oral Implantology through the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Berlin, Germany. He is also a pioneer in bringing Plasma Rich Growth Factors dental biologic technology to Texas and was the first to utilize this technique in Houston. For introducing this advancement in the practice of dentistry to Texas and Houston, he was recognized by the Endoret BioTechnology Institute Center.
In addition to this excellent educational background, Dr. Gutierrez understands that top quality dental care goes hand in hand with patient comfort. This understanding led Dr. Gutierrez to pursue and complete a mini-residency in intravenous and oral sedation training.
This interdisciplinary background and training allows Dr. Gutierrez to bring to his practice a multitude of dental specialties including periodontal surgery (gum grafting), implant surgery, osseous grafting, prosthodontics, orthodontic as an Invisalign provider, esthetic dentistry, and much more. This broad and deep training reassures patients they are in good, skilled, and caring hands.
Even though Dr. Gutierrez has accumulated more than 1000 hours of continuing education from around the world, he believes in the importance of staying current with the advancements in dental technologies and procedures. As a result of his efforts, Smile Artisans provides advanced dental procedures using some of the latest high-tech tools and equipment. He has also been selected as a Key Opinion Leader and faculty for several well-known international institutions including BEYOND DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, Pascal International, Live Implant Training Institute, Institute of Houston Dental Synergy and more.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Gutierrez enjoys photography & traveling the world. In particular, he enjoys seeing the world with family and friends, exploring new destinations, growing spiritually through unfamiliar cultural experiences, and enjoying international cuisine. He is committed to his family, which brings structure to his life and inspires a strong work ethic. His wife, Dr. Liza Shevchenko is a board-certified orthodontist in addition to being an excellent life partner and mother to their daughters.