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 completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine 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 underserved 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 the patient’s teeth, but their whole body as well. Her mantra to patients is that their teeth are connected to a body, which is connected to a family, which is connected to a community. When she invests in her patient’s wellbeing, she invests in her community too! Her kind demeanor and enthusiasm always have visitors looking forward to coming back soon.
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.