Cahaba Heights Dental Care
Meet The Team
Dr. Ellen Brister Mitchell
Dr. Ellen Brister Mitchell is a general dentist from Greenville, Mississippi who focuses on comprehensive family and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Mitchell graduated from Mississippi College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. In 2016, she earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. Mitchell has been around the practice of dentistry her whole life. Her dad was a general dentist who owned a private practice in Greenville, Mississippi. During summers in high school and college Dr. Mitchell worked as an assistant for her dad. After graduating dental school Dr. Mitchell practiced with her dad until his retirement.
In her practice, she offers a wide variety of procedures including but not limited to Invisalign, veneers, crowns, bridges, root canals, and composite fillings.
Dr. Mitchell is a member of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the Greenville Dental Society and the Alabama Dental Association.
Patient comfort is Dr. Mitchell’s priority. She understands that not everyone loves going to the dentist, and she takes the time and effort to make sure her patients are always as comfortable as possible. She treats her patients as she would treat her own family.
Dr. Mitchell and her husband, Kyle, moved to Birmingham in 2023. Kyle is the Director of Housing and Residence Life at Samford University. Ellen Brister and Kyle have 3 children, ages 1, 2 and 3. They also have 2 dogs, Doe (German shorthaired pointer) and Vinny (overweight beagle). The Mitchells are members of Mountain Brook Baptist Church.
Dr. Bruce T. Spink
Dr. Bruce Spink graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1977. He then attended The University of Alabama School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1981. Dr. Spink has been serving patients in the Over the Mountain area in Birmingham for over 30 years. Hundreds of hours of continuing education each year keeps Dr. Spink among an elite class of dentists providing exceptional restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the Birmingham District Dental Society, The Alabama Dental Association, The American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Since 2009, Dr. Spink expanded his practice to include treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Spink has attended seminars in cities all over the country, such as Seattle, Orlando, New York City, and Chicago, devoting countless hours of continuing education studying Oral Appliance Therapy for sleep disorders. Dr. Spink is now one of Alabama’s leading advocates of sleep apnea treatment using Oral Appliance Therapy. He is currently the only dental sleep professional in Alabama to be qualified to administer the DNA appliance. Dr. Spink is a serving member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Spink is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, and has two daughters, Natalie and Meredith, five granddaughters, and two step-grandsons. When he is away from the office he enjoys photography, sports, and vacationing with friends and family.
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