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Dr. Caris Miller

Brookfield Wisconsin dentist Caris Miller D D S
Brokfield Wisconsin dentist Caris Miller D D S

After practicing in Arizona and Chicago for some time, Dr. Miller is thrilled to be back in Wisconsin where she grew up and caring for dentistry patients right here at Elmbrook Family Dental! She strongly believes in the oral systemic connection, striving to not only treat a person’s teeth, but their entire body as well. Her mantra to dental patients is that their teeth are connected to their body, which is connected to their family, which is connected to their community. If you’d like to learn more about her, just continue reading below.

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Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

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Having grown up in the Wauwatosa and Lake County area, Dr. Miller spent her summers (starting at the age of 10) with her uncle at his dental office. She started out just watching but eventually learned enough to assist him during treatments. Those experiences made it crystal-clear that dentistry was the perfect career path for her too!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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For her education, Dr. Miller pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she majored in Spanish (which she still speaks fluently). She also obtained her dental assistant certification and worked in an orthodontic practice at the same time. Later, she went on to the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, achieving her Doctor of Dental Medicine. Before and after graduation, she regularly traveled to Spanish-speaking countries in order to provide free dental care and implement preventive dentistry programs.

After the completion of her doctorate, Dr. Miller underwent a rigorous and competitive AEGD Residency program, where she advanced her clinical skills through serving underprivileged and homeless populations. To this day, she continues to serve people in need at the Lake Area Free Clinic each week.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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At home, Dr. Miller has a husband named Jules and a young son. One of her biggest hobbies in her spare time is competitively running road and trail races – in fact, she trains by running anywhere from 3 to 10 miles a day! You can also often find her riding her mountain bike on the Menomonee River Trails, doing hot yoga, or relaxing at Colectivo with good reads and an oat milk latte.