About Dr. Miller
Dr. Michael E. Miller was born in Miami Beach, Florida, and grew up in both Hollywood, Florida and Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated Valedictorian from Old Dominion University in 1980 with a BS degree in chemistry and earned the University Outstanding Scholar Award. He began his studies in 1980 at VCU/MCV School of Dentistry, graduating as Valedictorian of his class and earning his DDS degree in 1984. Dr. Miller completed his four year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery also at VCU/MCV in 1988. Dr. Miller began private practice in 1990 and in 1992 he joined our practice.
Expertise in Dental Implants
With over 25 years of experience in the field of implant reconstructive surgery, Dr. Miller remains passionate about keeping up with the fast-paced changes that are inherent in being able deliver up-to-date care and formulate modern treatment plans for his patients. Of spcial interest to him are procedures that focus on complex cases involving grafting, malocclusion, and esthetic improvements. Dr. Miller enjoys having the opportunity to discuss the benefits of dental implants with patients, knowing that implant treatment provides the best long-term replacement for natural teeth and has become the standard of care.
Attending local, regional and national continuing education seminars and course in addition to providing educational opportunities to the Richmond dental community keep Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery doctors and staff on the cutting edge of dental implantology. The highly respected practice is known for the integrity, training and experience of the doctors; the dedicated staff that makes the treatment process understandable for the patients, and excellent patient communication, so patients feel comfortable and have all their questions answered. Dr. Miller derives the most satisfaction knowing that patients receive top-notch, quality care, in a friendly, professional atmosphere from a highly-trained and caring surgical team.
Leadership in the Dental Profession
Dr. Miller is a member of numerous professional organizations and is proud to have had the opportunity to serve as President of the Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is on the Board of the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Locally, Dr. Miller is an active member of the Richmond Dental Society having served on its board of directors; as a member of the Virginia Dental Association he has served as delegate, alternate delegate, and as a member of various committees. As a member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Miller is Co-Chairman of the ADA Grass Roots Political Organization for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He is honored to have been selected by his peers to the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and to fellowship in the Virginia Dental Association. In 2011, Dr. Miller was elected as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international dental honor organization . He was also honored to be voted by his peers a "2011 Top Dentist" in the category of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in “Virginia Living Magazine”.
Community & Family
He donates his skills to the Mission of Mercy Project in Wise County, Va. through the Virginia Dental Association. His participation in the VDA Donated Dental services program has helped numerous less fortunate patients throughout the Richmond and surrounding areas. He also volunteers many times a year at Crossover Clinic.
As a member of the Innsbrook Rotary Club, he has worked with other community leaders in benefiting the lives of others in his community especially children at the Youth Emergency Shelter, Cole Pit Learning Center, and the Virginia Home for Boys. Dr. Miller and his family are members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
Outside of his practice with Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Miller spends time with his wife Dr. Benita Miller, a Richmond Periodontist, and daughter Anne. He enjoys the games of golf and tennis, has a special interest in music (Piano, Drums, Guitar), and loves travel, scuba diving, physical fitness training, as well as an occasional game of tennis.