Meet The Doctor
Ericka Miller, DMD, MS
Problem solving, complexity and creativity – these are the aspects of prosthodontics that first drew Dr. Ericka Miller to the profession. It was an excellent choice for Miller who uses her creativity every day to solve the complex dental problems of her patients.
“I find many similarities between prosthodontics and architecture. As Norman Foster said, ‘As an architect, you design for the present with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown,’” said Dr. Miller.
Miller graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she played on the D1 Women’s Soccer Team, earning a Leadership Award in 2011 for her skills on and off the pitch, including SEC Academic Honors and NCAA Student Athlete Academic Honor Roll. While earning a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physiology and kinesiology, Ericka Miller worked as a full-time dental assistant at the University of Florida Pediatric Dental Clinic. “Through my academic and professional journey, I not only solidified my love for dentistry but discovered a passion for providing quality and compassionate care,” she said.
Ericka Miller continued her education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, earning her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.). Miller spent the majority of her dental school time with the University of Florida Center of Implant Dentistry (UF CID), where she found her love for prosthodontics and implant dentistry, “This was one of the most invaluable experiences of my life. Through the UF CID, I found my passion for prosthodontics,” she said Miller. After graduation, Miller headed west to the Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas to complete her prosthodontic residency and masters in Oral Biology.
In residency, Miller served as both a tutor and clinical faculty assistant at the Texas A&M (Baylor) College of Dentistry in Dallas.
“Residency at TAMU COD provided me with the tools to be successful and serve my patients with complex cases,” said Dr. Miller. Throughout her career, Dr. Miller has placed a high importance on fostering the exchange of ideas and beliefs across cultural and socioeconomic lines for everyone struggling to have their oral health restored.
“My goal is not only to provide care for those in need, but to also be a part of a secure and safe experience that is an inclusive, non-judgmental model of diversity for our patients.”
Today, Dr. Miller regularly gives presentations on dental implantology and digital implant dentistry, as it relates to prosthodontics, dental photography, and many other subjects. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Miller has many hobbies including graphic and interior design, snowboarding, and cooking. She grew up water skiing and wakeboarding and enjoys doing so with her brother when she visits home in Florida. She also loves going to museums.