About the Team
Dr. Megan Miller is a Washington native, and received her bachelor’s degree in Natural Science Biology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. She graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Prosthodontic Honors from the University of Washington Dental School in 2002. During Dr. Miller's dental training, she was selected to receive advanced training in implant dentistry and endodontics. Dr. Miller also took a special interest in dental fears, and participated in additional elective training in treating fearful patients.
Committed to education, Dr. Miller participates in a number of continuing education courses, seminars, and hands-on clinics each year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Pierce County Dental Society, as well as the 253 Spear Study Club. Dr. Miller enjoys treating patients of all ages, and providing a lifetime of care to her patients - young and old alike. She finds it particularly rewarding to provide interdisciplinary care to compromised and neglected teeth, and restore them into a healthy and functional mouth. Dr. Miller finds fulfillment in all aspects of dentistry, from simple fillings to full restoration of a patients smile, but most importantly, enjoys having a positive impact on her patients.
Dr. Miller is a mother of four boys and is happily married. On the weekends, you'll find her on the side lines of her children's sporting events - soccer, basketball, cross country, tennis, golf, swim team, and track . She loves being a part of the boys' different interests and activities, watching their musical performances and seeing them blossom into their own unique characters. Dr. Miller enjoys spending her time outside, no matter the weather, but also taking the time to read for pure enjoyment, or to her children. In her free time, Dr. Miller likes hiking, gardening, and taking trips to the beach with her family.
Sabrina H., Dental Hygienist
Sabrina has worked in the practice for two decades. She began as a dental assistant, then earned her associate's degree and dental hygienist certification at Pierce College. At your visit, Sabrina is one of four hygienists who may perform your dental cleaning, deep cleaning, and hygiene consultation. She loves the opportunity to positively affect people's lives by contributing to their good oral health. Sabrina is always happy to share tips and product reviews, so be sure to ask her if you have any questions about your dental homecare routine. She holds membership with the Washington State Dental Hygienists' Association on the state and local levels.
After work, Sabrina spends time with her son, who was born in December of 2009. She loves being a mom, gardening, and time with family and friends.
Monica W., Dental Hygienist
With 14 years' experience as a dental hygienist, Monica has spent 13 years in our office. She earned her associate’s degree in applied technology-dental assisting, then graduated with a certificate in dental hygiene from Pierce College. Her professional memberships include American Dental Hygienists' Association and the Washington State Dental Hygienists' Association. Monica enjoys being part of a team that genuinely cares about our patients. She takes time to get to know each of her own patients so that she can become a trusted adviser in oral health matters.
Monica and her husband, Josh, live in Lakewood with their two children, Josie and Michael. The family enjoys boating and entertaining. In her free time, Monica likes to bake, cook, and do crafts.
Chris R., Dental Assistant
Chris has kept patients smiling for 39 years – since graduating from Clover Park Vo-Tech. She has worked with our office since 2002. As a dental assistant, Chris helps Dr. Miller chairside, ensuring that both doctor and patient are comfortable. She has extensive knowledge in the field and can answer all of your questions about clinical treatment. With a service-oriented mindset, Chris works hard to provide the treatment and care our patients deserve.
Chris and her husband have two sons, a daughter, three granddaughters and one grandson. They enjoy RV-ing and spending time with family and friends.
Shellie N., Administrative Assistant
Shellie is a graduate of Clover Park Vo-Tech. With 20 years in administration, she provides excellent assistance to our staff and patients in the front office, and she has been with us since 2007. She enjoys working with a solid and skilled professional team, in an atmosphere that’s comfortable and inviting.
When she isn’t working, Shellie likes to play golf, garden, or travel. She’s a proud mother of two daughters – and grandmother of two more!
Barb, Dental Hygienist
Barb transplanted from Kent a few years ago, and is finding out why Tacoma is the place to live. Barb has been a hygienist for over 25 years and enjoys the opportunity to interact and build relationships with her patients. She treats each patients uniquely and gently, caring for their own specific individual needs. Barb has had exensive experience and training in periodontal therpay (gum disease), and prides herself on her ability to treat patients of all ages and conditions. Outside of the office, Barb loves being by the water, on a deck having a great glass of wine. She enjoys sking or snowshoeing at Crystal Mountain in the winter. Barb relishes the chance to cook for her sons, Reed and Neal, when they are visiting.
Ivy joined our pratice in 2014. She graduated from Clover Park and has worked in dentistry for 15 years. Ivy enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially assisting with complete simile makeovers. Her attention to detail and outgoing personality puts patients at ease. Ivy has been married for 13 years, and has three children. She has lived in Tacoma all of her life and enjoys gardening, running, and playing with her children.
Jan L. - Front Desk
Jan has dedicatedly served our practice for over twenty years after attending college at various schools. She is happy to assist you with all of your scheduling needs, and answer any of your dental questions. Jan loves the thoroughness of our the practice. No problems go unnoticed with so much advanced technology and the skilled eyes of the dental team!
Jan has been happily married for thirty years, and she has two grown children as well. When she's not working, she loves gardening, cooking, baking, and going on coffee dates.
Rachael - Assistant/Front Desk
Rachael graduated from San Joaquin Valley College and has worked in dentistry for 7 years. She has recently moved to Washington from California. She loves meeting new people and is enjoying all her new friends and patients at Commencement Bay Dentistry. Rachael takes patient education and preventative care very seriously. She stays up on the latest information to make our patients more comfortable and healthy. Rachael is happily married and enjoys spending time with her husband and pup, Valentino. After work Rachael enjoys all that Washington has to offer and stays busy kayaking, running, hiking and soccer.
We invite you to call Commencement Bay Dentistry of Tacoma, WA today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Miller. Our convenient location is accessible to patients from Tacoma and the surrounding areas. We look forward to learning how we can make you smile!