ROCKWALL, TX (June 21, 2014) Dr. Bart Miller and the staff at Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics wish to thank their patients, friends, family and the community for voting them BEST ORTHODONTIST in Living Magazine’s 2014 Readers Choice Awards.
Dr. Bart’s practice is located inside Rockwall’s refurbished Missouri-Kansas-Texas train station, situated one block south of the post office. The “Katy” green building at 711 S. Goliad St. has been designated as a historic landmark by the Rockwall County Historical Foundation.
Here, patients all ages are treated to friendly, old-fashioned service combined with the latest in orthodontic care.
“The best part about being in the orthodontic business is getting to know the people in the community, while helping them achieve beautiful, healthy smiles,” Dr. Bart said. “Since the average treatment time for full braces is two years, I get to see children and their parents on a regular basis, and over time, we develop real friendships. It’s like family. That’s the kind of history that’s really special.”
Bart was born and raised in Rockwall, graduating from Rockwall High in 1986. He attended Northwestern University and graduated from Rice University in 1990 – majoring in Spanish “because I enjoyed it,” he said.
Like his father, Dr. Frank Miller, Bart joined the U.S. Navy. He was commissioned as Surface Warefare Officer, accepted into the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program, and served on board the guided-missile cruiser, USS Truxtun, stationed in Washington state. Following his service, he started dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completing his residency at Baylor College of Dentistry.
“At one point I thought about being a veterinarian,” Dr. Bart said. “I was in ROTC, I had my pre-med stuff done, and I went into nuclear propulsion. But I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. I talked to a lot of people, and nobody ever really jumped up and down about what they did. I realized my dad LOVED what he did – and it looked more and more appealing to me.”
Dr. Bart has been practicing at Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics for the past 11 years. He credits his wife for encouraging him to pursue a career in orthodontics.
“Just do it,” she told me. “I love my wife. She’s the reason for all my success,” he smiled. Dr. Bart and Sandi have been married 21 years and have three children – Wyatt, Grant, and Josie.
Dr. Bart serves on the board of the Rockwall Family YMCA, the RISD Education Foundation, and the Rotary Club. He was even recognized as the Rockwall YMCA’s 2012 Father of the Year, an honor he says comes from being raised by great parents.
Rockwall Crossing hours are Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For a free consultation or to schedule an appointment, call 972-771-1117, visit RockwallCrossingOrthodontics.com, or drop by the dental depot to say hello and experience a bit of Rockwall history.
Written by Dawn Redig, Blue Ribbon News, all rights reserved. Photos by Blue Ribbon News.Portions of this article are reprinted from a previously featured paid business profile at Blue Ribbon News.