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Meet Your Trusted Brookfield Dentist
Dr. Caris Miller
Dr. Miller originally grew up in the Wauwatosa and Lake County area where she spent every summer starting at age 10 at her uncle’s dental office, shadowing and eventually assisting him with caring for patients. She knew dentistry was her career path right away from those experiences!
For her education, Dr. Miller pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she majored in Spanish (she can still speak it fluently) along with pre-dental studies. She also obtained her dental assistant certification and worked in an orthodontic practice at that time. Later, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and her Certificate in Public Health at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. During and after dental school, she traveled to Spanish-speaking countries in order to provide free dental care and implement preventive dentistry programs. Once she was finished with dental school, she completed a rigorous and competitive AEGD Residency program while also advancing her clinical skills through serving underprivileged and homeless populations.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Miller has practiced in Arizona and Chicago. She is thrilled to now be back home and practicing at Elmbrook Family Dental! She also continues to serve people in need at the Lake Area Free Clinic one day each week.
As for her clinical approach, Dr. Miller strongly believes in the oral systemic connection and strives to not only treat a patient’s teeth, but their whole body as well. Her mantra to patients is that their teeth are connected to their body, which is connected to their family, which is connected to their community. When she improves her patients' wellbeing, she improves her community, too!
When she isn’t busy at work, Dr. Miller competitively runs road and trail races – in fact, she trains by running 3-10 miles a day! On the weekends, you can find her and her husband Jules running and riding mountain bikes on the Menomonee River Trails, doing hot yoga, or relaxing at Colectivo with good reads and an oat milk latte.