Dr. James R. Miller


Dr. James Miller is from Minnesota and comes from a family of artists. He played high school and college sports. He attended the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate, graduate, professional, and specialty degrees/certificates. He has been an orthodontist for nearly 15 years and also happens to be a highly reviewed public speaker, teacher, researcher, scientific author and clinician. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota where he educates dental students about Facial Proportions, Smile Esthetics, Tooth Shapes, the Damon System ®, Accelerated Orthodontic treatment, Informed Consent and more. Dr. James R. Miller graduated with the top of his class and is a Damon System Premier Provider. He does not call for the removal of teeth unless absolutely necessary. He treats his patients using the Damon System ®; the most reputable, low-force orthodontic braces system on the planet. He does NOT use expanders, headgear, spacers or metal bands in most instances.


Dr. Miller is a Specialist in Orthodontics and has gone a step beyond, achieving the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists. Only one in three orthodontists are board certified by the ABO and even fewer have the history of being a University Associate Professor. Dr. Miller is a member of the ADA, AAO, CDABO, ABO, WFO, MDA, and MSO. He has been a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and has taken the time to become educated and informed about the airway in growing children and adults suffering from Sleep Apnea and airway-related orthodontic issues.

Dr. Miller gives back to the community through his partnerships with many local schools and camp programs. He gives away orthodontic care to families in need through Smiles Change Lives ®, the Minnesota Dental Foundation and Gold Star Military Families. He donates to many other worthy causes as part of his charitable mission. Dr. Miller gives back to the profession through his educational work. He is a respected peer-reviewed author or co-author of multiple original peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and other publications. Dr. Miller has given more than 50 invited lecture presentations locally and nationally to other orthodontists, dentists, students, oral surgeons and dental specialists.

Dr. Miller enjoys reading, travel, the arts, friends and family and has served on the school board and as a coach for his daughter’s Fast Pitch team. He is passionate about his career and is heartened by the positive impact his team makes on the lives of his patients.

  • D.D.S. University of Minnesota
  • M.S. University of Minnesota
  • Specialist Certificate University of Minnesota
  • Adjunct Clinical Assoc. Professor Univ. Minnesota
  • American Board of Orthodontics Certification
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) Member
  • World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) Member
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics