“Smiling — it seems like an easy thing to do, but not if you are unhappy with the way your teeth look and feel. I never smiled in pictures when I was a kid; I was embarrassed by how my teeth looked. My passion for orthodontics stems from helping other people find the confidence in themselves to smile. I feel great pride in my profession, knowing that as orthodontists, we can help others become healthier, happier, and smile more confidently.” — Dr. Lathe Miller
Dr. Miller is a highly skilled and dedicated orthodontist who wants nothing more than to have each of his patients smiling the healthiest and brightest smiles of their lives. He is continually amazed by the positive impact he is able to have on his patients’ lives through his hard work and caring attitude.
For Dr. Miller, working with the families of Grand Rapids has been a real blessing, and his patients are the reason he has dedicated himself to providing each of them with the most rewarding and beneficial care available.
Education and Continuing Education
Because Dr. Miller is committed to providing the absolute best for each of his patients, he dedicates much of his time to learning and mastering all the latest trends, techniques, and technologies in the orthodontic field. Learning is a lifelong process for Dr. Miller, and he exceeds the minimum number of continuing education hours each year.
For Dr. Miller, continuing education is the best way to improve his skills and treatments as well as himself so he is able to give his patients the care and attention they deserve.
Dr. Miller also believes that a good orthodontist is one who spends active time discussing techniques and ideas with colleagues for the benefit of patients everywhere. For this reason, he holds active membership in the following professional organizations:
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- Michigan Dental Association
- Kent County Dental Society, past president
Further, Dr. Miller has also been deemed an Invisalign® Elite Provider due to his skill, experience, and commitment to providing his patients the most advanced and effective treatment.
Outside of the Office
Although he is a native of Greencastle, Indiana, Dr. Miller feels blessed to be a part of such an incredible community here in Grand Rapids, and he strives to give back in whatever way he can. Dr. Miller volunteers on the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and he is very thankful for this unique opportunity to help the patients who are affected by this condition.
At home, Dr. Miller enjoys spending his time with his wife Nicole, who is a general dentist, and their three children: Chase, Maya, and Emerson. His family also includes a Labradoodle named Maggie. When he has free time, Dr. Miller also enjoys golfing, traveling, flying, and playing indoor soccer.