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Here at Miller Family Dental, we take the time to understand what you want for yourself, and what you expect of us – something that is lacking in much of healthcare today. We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being.

We want you to have the freedom, power and opportunity to choose to be as healthy as you want, rather than reacting to disease as it occurs.

We believe in dental wellness and longevity through customized, individual care.

Our core values:

-Relationships

-Health & Wellness

-Compassion

-A Positive Energy Environment

-Honesty

-Lifelong Learning

-Communication

-Team Unity & Teamwork

 

We believe that people deserve to be listened to, their opinions heard & to be a partner in their own health care.

 

We understand that each patient is unique and therefore, everyone is our practice is given a customized care plan based on their unique individual wants & needs.

 

We feel that by empowering patients to take control of their dental health, we can help them to learn what health is, achieve the level of health that they desire & then maintain that for life.

We sincerely look forward to getting to know you & helping you achieve dental health & wellness!

-Dr. Amanda

& the Miller Family Dental Team

 

About Us
Our Team

Our Team

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Dr. Amanda

Dentist

I grew up in Freeland, Michigan and earned my bachelors degree from Saginaw Valley State University. After graduation from SVSU, I continued my education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry to earn my Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Following graduation from dental school, I worked as an associate for 2 years before purchasing this practice from Battle Creek natives, Drs. Dan & Diana Bonfiglio. My husband, Kyle, and I have 3 children - Maci, Brady & Madison who keep us very busy! We also have 2 dogs and one horse. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family & caring for perennial gardens when the Michigan weather allows! 

Today, I pursue my passion for dentistry by practicing with a unique health-centered approach. I enjoy taking time to get to know each patient, what their individual wants and needs are & how I can partner with them to achieve the level of health they aspire to. I structure my days so I have time to spend with each person to give them the attention & high quality care they deserve. 

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Kyle

Business Manager

I graduated in 2010 from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor's degree in Education and taught 8th grade Math & Science for several years before transitioning into the dental field. I gained my passion for dentistry through my love of helping people of all ages. The many positive interactions and educational experiences I've gained throughout my time as an educator have prepared me very well for a career in dentistry. I love working with our team to foster trustworthy relationships and provide a unique health-centered experience for patients. In addition to the business management of the practice, I spend a lot of time caring for our three children at home. In my spare time I enjoy exercising, hunting & spending time with my family. 

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I received my bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan in 2004. I then practiced dental hygiene for 10 years in Ann Arbor before returning to Battle Creek. I now work part time for Dr. Amanda as a dental hygienist and also am a clinical instructor at Kellogg Community College in the Dental Hygiene Clinic. I love getting to know my patients better through the time I spend caring for them. I find the health care approach to dentistry very rewarding & I love helping patients to achieve the health that they desire. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 3 girls!

Mimi

Dental Hygienist

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I am a 2008 Kellogg Community College Dental Hygiene graduate. I have confidence in my work, enjoy educating and love establishing relationships with my patients. It is very rewarding to see patients learn, grow and become more healthy over time! In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my husband and two kids, gardening & exercising. 

Carley

Dental Hygienist

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I was a Dental Assistant for six years, and after having my first son I decided to be a stay at home mom. Once my boys were a bit older, I returned to the dental field and joined Dr. Amanda's team. I love the friendly atmosphere here and working with all the wonderful patients. I attended Ferris State and received my Dental Radiology Certificate at KVCC. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, biking, kayaking, camping, and being outdoors.

Amy

Dental Assistant

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I attended Grand Rapids Educational Center where I was trained as a dental assistant and patient care coordinator as well as became certified in dental x-rays. I have over 20 years of experience doing what I love, helping to make patient's experience a more enjoyable one! I have been married to my wonderful husband for 30 years. We have two amazing children - Aaron and Jessica - as well as a great son-in-law, Maxx. I enjoy woodworking with my husband and cake decorating. Mostly, I love spending time with family and friends.

Teresa

Patient Care Coordinator

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Dental Assistant

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Sharon

Patient Care Coordinator

I have been a patient care coordinator for over 18 years now. I love helping to make dental patient's experience a positive one and getting to know more about them over the years. I love being part of this team where we're all like family. My husband and I have 2 grown children and 4 grand children. I enjoy herb gardening, cooking, traveling with my husband and spending time with family and friends. 

Our Services

Our Services

 

Should you choose to join our patient family, your first appointment will be a visit with Dr. Amanda. She wants to take time with each patient to understand what it is they want for their oral health and how they would like to be cared for.

 

Your first visit will also include a comprehensive & detailed exam. X-rays and photos are taken as needed to help better understand your individual level of dental health.

 

After this first visit is done, the next steps can be determined based on your individual needs & it is then that we can schedule for a cleaning. 

To have a more timely first appointment, you may download and print required paperwork and bring the completed forms with you.

* Select the button below to access Health Forms.

New Patients

Services Provided

  • Preventative dental care for all ages
  • A strong focus on HEALTH care, prevention of disease and oral wellness
  • Periodontal Disease Screenings and Treatment

  • Airway health screenings for pediatric patients and adults

  • Tongue tie evaluations for children & adults

  • Minimally invasive dentistry techniques used to preserve teeth whenever possible

  • Composite resin restorations using the latest materials & techniques

  • Implant Restorations

  • Crowns & Bridges

  • Veneers

  • Occlusal Splint Therapy

  • Full & Partial Dentures

  • Digital X-rays

  • Intraoral Camera/Photography

  • Teeth Whitening - ZOOM in-office whitening

Children's Dentistry

When should your child first see the dentist?  The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see the dentist when their first tooth erupts or 12 months of age.  Early intervention and discussion with pediatric dentistry is recognized as the best method for preventing tooth decay.  Periodic visits starting in the first year of life can get help your child develop a dental home where he or she can feel comfortable at his or her dental appointment.

 

Baby teeth are important too!  Baby teeth usually fall out on their own starting at age 6.  Their primary role is to provide a guide as the permanent teeth erupt. When baby teeth are lost early to decay, the back teeth (molars) drift forward causing more crowding when the adult teeth finally erupt.

Baby teeth also harbor bacteria. Thankfully, most bacteria in our mouths are healthy.  When kids get decay, they have much higher levels of Strep. mutans (a type of bacteria causing decay).  If families can eliminate or minimize the amounts of these bad bacteria, they will be able to prevent all their teeth from ever having a cavity.

If kids have problems with decay in their baby teeth, this same bacteria will grow on the adult teeth when they come into the mouth.  That is why saying, “It’s okay that my child’s baby teeth have decay, one day, they’ll fall out anyway,” is a misconception.

 

Cavities can be prevented!  Talk with Dr. Amanda or your hygienist about specific ways you and your family can help manage oral health.

Teeth Whitening

 

The difference between professional and over-the-counter  whitening treatments.

 

Non-professional whitening treatments are over the counter products such as strips and toothpaste. These products vary in their price, difficulty of use, and effectiveness.

 

Philips Zoom professional whitening is a fast, effective, and safe way to whiten your teeth. Your dental professional will either apply the treatment for you, or fit you with customized trays so you can do the treatment at home.

 

Results from professional treatments can be immediate (up to 8 shades whiter in 45 minutes), and because a dental professional is involved, the process is safe, reliable and hassle free.

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Digital X-Rays

 

Radiographs are used in dentistry to evaluate gum disease, tooth decay, and bone and tooth pathology.  They are a necessary part of a comprehensive dental exam.  It is the primary method for detecting decay between the teeth. The incorporation of digital xrays into our Battle Creek dental practice has allowed:

- Shorter wait times to process the image

- Improved visualization

- Up to 80% less radiation exposure than conventional film x-rays

Intra-Oral Cameras
During your visit at our office, your hygienist or Dr. Amanda may use a device called an intra-oral camera. This is a small camera used for taking photos in the mouth of teeth, gums and tissues. We use this camera to better communicate with you what is going on with your dental health. Whether it is to show you a crack we've found in a tooth or to monitor changes over time in an area of your tissue, we will explain what we find and show you the photos. 

This is just one of the ways that we include you in the decisions about your oral health. Communication is the key and we pride ourselves on being excellent at this! 

Patient Resources

Medical Forms

To have a more timely first appointment, you may download and print required paperwork and bring the completed forms with you.

 

* Click on the picture below to access a digital copy of our Health Forms.

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Accepted Health Plans

We accept most insurance plans and our patient care coordinators, Sharon & Teresa, will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we are not in network with any insurance plans. This allows us to treat each patient individually and to take the time with each patient that they deserve. We focus on seeing one patient at a time and making sure that we are able to provide the best care possible.

 

Please note that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our team will gladly answer any questions you may have to the best of our abilities.

 

 

 

Payment Options

We accept payments of cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  If those are not feasible options, we also offer Care Credit plans in order to pay for your treatment.

 

* Select the Care Credit symbol below to visit their website.

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Contact Us

Our Address

395 South Shore Drive, Suite 309

Battle Creek, MI 49014

Phone, Email and Fax

Phone: 269-964-4895

Email: millerfamilydentalbc@gmail.com

Fax: 269-964-0050

Operating Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

**Lunch hour: Noon-1:00 Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Noon-1:30 on Wednesday

Location

We're located in the Oakridge Office Park Condos on the river in building 395. Please see the map below for more details.
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