Preston D. Miller Award
In 1930, Dr. Preston D. Miller was a high school dropout working at a lumber company. One day a man handed him a college catalog and told him to go back to school. Miller followed the man’s advice. After finishing high school, he entered Emory and Henry College for his pre-dental education. Miller graduated from the MCV School of Dentistry in 1936.
Miller began his practice, specializing in restorative dentistry. He also served his community and his alma mater as a lifelong member of the Virginia State Board of Dentistry and president-elect of the MCV Alumni Association.
Miller's family established the fund in his honor in the mid-1980s. His son, Dr. Preston D. Miller Jr., graduated from the MCV School of Dentistry in 1963, specializing in periodontics. The fund brings together the passions of father and son, rewarding a junior dental student who excels in restorative dentistry and who understands the relationship between restorative dentistry and periodontal health.
- Excels in restorative dentistry
- Understands the relationship between restorative dentistry and periodontal health
- Junior dental student
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