November 2019 Volume LIV Number 6

 
 
 
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In Memorium

September 2019 Volume LIV Number 5

Dr. Jerome B. "Jerry" Miller
 
AAPD Past President Dr. Jerome B. "Jerry" Miller passed away on July 17, 2019, after a prolonged hospital stay. He was surrounded by his family and friends. Dr. Miller was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Miller practiced pediatric dentistry in Oklahoma City for 47 years. Always the consummate professional, he understood that his responsibilities of professionalism extended well beyond the treatment rooms and into the communities that we are privileged to serve.
 
Dr. Miller was widely known for his extraordinary record of accountable leadership in dentistry and his community at large. His history of philanthropy and support of worthy causes in dentistry was unparalleled. Dr. Miller led at every level of his professional life and devoted considerable time and personal resources in perfecting his leadership style.
 
He was a Past President of the College of Diplomates, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, the Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Oklahoma Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists Foundation. He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Distinguished Service Award and Dentist of the Year from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2015, he was uniquely honored by the AAPD Foundation with the opening of the Jerome B. Miller, D.D.S., Center for Philanthropy and Leadership.
 
Dr. Miller had a life outside of dentistry as well. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to travel and spend time with friends and family. He loved "wine and good times" and brought energy and fun to every social gathering. He was blessed with dear, lifelong friends and family.
 
Dr. Miller’s other passion was woodworking. He enjoyed making gavels for leaders he admired and respected. In his lifetime, he made more than 200 gavels. Each year, he presented a specially crafted gavel to the incoming president of the AAPD. A copy of each AAPD presidential gavel is displayed at AAPD headquarters, along with the only "store bought" gavel in the collection, that given to Dr. Miller by the board when he was president.
 
Dr. Miller is survived by, Kay Mosley, his children Dr. Juli Miller of Philadelphia, Penn., son Kevin Miller and his wife Andrea of Edmond, Okla., and his grandchildren Jack Robinson of Philadelphia, Penn., Riley, Asher, AnnieKate Miller of Edmond, Okla.
 
Memorial gifts for Dr. Miller can be made at aapdfoundation.org (select Dr. Jerome B. Miller Memorial in the drop down menu on the "give" page) or by calling (312) 337-2169.
 

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