David Miller, DDS
Dr. Miller on why he chose dentistry Read Transcript
Back in high school I thought I wanted to be a nuclear physicist. Then I took physics and decided maybe not. But I always had an interest in the sciences. I always wanted to do something in healthcare, and I just didn't feel like medicine was the right field for me. Our family dentist had always been really nice, and I was interested in what he did, so I ended up deciding to become a dentist. That's what I went through school as my goal, and got to dental school, and made it through, and now I'm a dentist.
Dr. David Miller is a 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois Dental School. His family-oriented general practice in Roseville, CA places an emphasis on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He is a recognized expert in TMJ/orofacial pain and sleep-disordered breathing problems such as sleep apnea.
While taking more than 5,400 hours of advanced training, Dr. Miller has earned many distinctions in his 36 years of practicing dentistry. He is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction earned by less than 1 percent of all dentists. He has earned Mastership status from the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and the American Academy of Pain Management. He also holds numerous other fellowships, such as from the International College of Oral Implantologists and the American Orthodontic Society.
Dr. Miller on his continuing education Read Transcript
As far as continuing education goes, years ago after about four or five years in practice, I thought, "Well, I want to learn more about my profession." So I went to the LD Pankey Institute in Florida, which at the time, was the premier postdoctoral teaching facility in the world. That got me started on being a lifelong learner. From that, I started taking a lot of continuing education courses, because I found things to be so interesting is it was one of those situations where you have some questions and you think the answer's on the other side of the door, so you go through that door, and you find more doors. I now have over 5,500 hours of continuing education.
Over the past 36 years, I've found that the field of dentistry has changed so much, and it's so interesting, and so broad that there's just more to learn. It keeps rapidly changing and so to keep up with what we're doing, I keep up with the latest and best methods and techniques for our patients. I found that continuing education, that is necessary.
Dr. Miller was honored in 2011 with a Mastership for Excellence in Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Restorative Dentistry by the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Miller is one of only 24 dentists worldwide to earn this distinction. He has published papers on a variety of dental topics and has lectured at national and international dental meetings.
As a clinical instructor, Dr. Miller lectures in the Full Mouth Reconstruction course at LVI. Dr. Miller also developed, wrote, and is the featured instructor for the course “Orofacial Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment” given at LVI. Dr. Miller often acts as an expert witness in malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.
Dr. Miller has been recognized as an expert in restorative dentistry, implants, and TMJ and cranio-cervical injuries, as well as accident biomechanics in both American and Canadian courts.
Dr. Miller loves practicing dentistry and helping patients become pain-free and healthy.