Meet the Doctors
Ronald Miller, DDS
An Outstanding Education
As Dr. Ronald Miller says, “education is the foundation of science.” He attributes his solid foundation as a periodontist to his excellent education and post-graduate continuing education. Periodontics has seen many changes since Dr. Miller started practicing in the 1980s, and Dr. Miller has been proud to embrace them all.
“I am so very grateful to be part of a profession in which there are so many advancements, and the changes and improvements have been unbelievable,” says Dr. Miller. Above all, Dr. Miller loves the opportunity he has had to help thousands of patients live better lives through good oral health.
- Loyola University of Los Angeles
- Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Southern California
- Periodontist, Loma Linda University
- Dean’s Lister at Loyola, USC, & Loma Linda Universities
- Teaching responsibilities at:
- Loma Linda Senior Seminars
- Loma Linda Surgical Training
- American Dental Society
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Western Society of Periodontology
- California Society of Periodontology
- San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
- Century Club, USC
- Pasadena Academy of Dentistry
- Recolonization Rapidity of a Treated Pocket in Labrador Dogs
- Scanning Electron Microscope
- Study to determine types of bacteria found subgingivally
Helping his community is important to Dr. Miller, and he especially likes to help children. He has been a Boy Scout leader for years, and he has helped in Ronald McDonald House, providing food for children and the parents of sick children. He takes on pro bono cases with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s charitable foundation, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children.
Dr. Miller was born into a wonderful family headed by loving parents. He grew up in Monrovia, California and made many lifelong friends there. He played basketball in high school and received many scholarships. He chose Loyola University and later realized what a great choice he had made.
After Loyola, he served as a missionary for his church for two years, then went to USC for his dental degree. After graduation, he went to Loma Linda University to pursue his specialty training in periodontics.
Dr. Miller enjoys golfing, skiing, fishing, gardening, and reading. He has been blessed with good health, a wonderful family, a beautiful and loving wife, nine wonderful children, several grandchildren and many friends.
“I’m so grateful I chose dentistry,” says Dr. Miller. “The profession has given me so many opportunities, challenges, and wonderful people with whom I’ve been privileged to work. I am grateful to have this opportunity to work in this practice with my son-in-law who is an exceptional doctor. Life is and has been wonderful!”
Joel Henriod, DDS, MHS
Dr. Henriod received his DDS degree from the renowned UCLA School of Dentistry and was the Chief Resident during his Periodontic Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Because periodontics is an ever changing field, continual learning is a cornerstone of his dental practice.
He’s a Diplomate of the prestigious American Board of Periodontology. He was certified after passing a comprehensive and rigorous examination process covering all phases of gum disease and its treatment, including dental implants. Only 10% of periodontists have this certification.
In addition to being board-certified in periodontics, Dr. Henriod is certified in LANAP (laser periodontal surgery), a minimally invasive alternative to regular periodontal surgery (gum disease surgery); in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a non-surgical solution for receding gum; and he is certified in oral and IV sedation as well.
He not only stays on top of the latest gum grafting techniques through continuing education, but he’s also an innovator in minimally invasive gum grafting.
Renowned and sought-after lecturer and trainer of other dentists
Respected by his peers as one of the top periodontists in the area, Dr. Henriod teaches periodontists and other dentists about implant surgery, bone grafting techniques and minimally invasive gum grafting. His reputation for practical problem solving using the best technology and techniques has made him a sought-after speaker.
From 2008 to 2013 he made presentations and gave over 100 lectures to dental clinicians around the world on laser gum treatment, dental implants and treating complicated dental treatment through teamwork.
Dr. Henriod loves improving the oral health of his patients through periodontal treatment and helping fearful patients realize that modern surgical dentistry is more comfortable and less invasive than ever. He is passionate about giving his patients the best care every time he sees them.
Dr. Henriod and Dr. Miller have been voted Top Dentists by readers of Pasadena Magazine for three years in a row.
Dr. Henriod’s academic career is marked by excellence in achievement and by taking a leadership position throughout.
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery—UCLA School of Dentistry
- Master of Health Science—Medical University of South Carolina
- Residency in Periodontics—Medical University of South Carolina
- Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- California Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- California Society of Periodontists
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American Academy of Maxillofacial Radiology
Outside the Office
“I love living in the Pasadena, Los Angeles area with my wife, children, and our black lab named Clyde. We try to experience the great weather, museums, oceans and mountains in our backyard. I enjoy road biking, surfing, gardening, and hiking any mountain. I did my first Ironman recently and survived! What a great place to live and work!”
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