Dr. Glenn Misono, DDS
Years in practice: 32
Years in private practice: 27
University of California, UCLA
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Misono started his career as a design engineer for the UCLA Medical School, developing both software and hardware. Since “I like to talk to people,” he decided he wanted more personal interaction than that career offered. Remembering his childhood orthodontist’s observation that he would be a good dentist, Dr. Misono decided to change careers and go to dental school.
After graduation, he worked with other dentists until 1987, when he set up his own practice in Sacramento. His approach is simple: “I don’t sell dentistry,” he says, “I treat patients like family.” His patients are very loyal, some having been under his care for nearly 30 years.
Dr. Misono is an accomplished track, cross-country and endurance runner. He placed third his age group in a Northern California cross-county competition and often competes in 400- and 800-meter events. In 1997 he completed the Western States 100-mile Endurance Race.
For more than 50 years, Dr. Misono has been a ham radio operator as well.
He and his wife Cindy have two college-age sons plus two Dalmatians. “They’re my girls,” he jokes. Cindy works in the practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist.