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Dr. Miller is a graduate of Davidson College and a Merit Graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He did his specialty training in periodontics at the University of Alabama. He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilom, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He currently holds visiting faculty appointments at five dental schools and serves as a clinical professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Miller introduced the concept of periodontal plastic surgery to periodontics. He was first to present the free soft tissue autograft (free gingival graft) as a predictable procedure for obtaining root coverage and introduced a new classification of recession to the literature. He founded the Periodontal Plastic Surgery Study Club.
He has published 28 scientific papers, contributed to 4 textbooks, and has lectured to over 250 dental societies both nationally and internationally. In l989 he was a participant in the World Workshop in Periodontics and served as Secretary of the Section on Mucogingival Surgery at the World Workshop in l996.
In 1993 he was named the Outstanding Dental Alumnus of his alma mater, the Medical College of Virginia. In 1999 he received the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. In 2003 he was voted the Tennessee Dentist of the Year. In 2008 he received the Outstanding (Overall) Alumnus of the Medical College of Virginia and the Presidential Award from the Southern Academy of Periodontology.
He has served as President of four major dental organizations including:
The Tennessee Society of Periodontists, the Memphis Dental Society, Southern Academy of Periodontology, and the American Academy of Periodontology. He has also served as Vice President of the Tennessee Dental Association. He also served on the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
James R. Ross, DDS, MS, FACC, FICC is a Co-founder of Periodontal Associates of Memphis. He attended Dental School at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and received a Master’s Degree in Periodontology from Ohio State University.
He is certified by the American Board of Periodontology and was awarded the Fellowship Award of the Tennessee Dental Association. He is also a member of the Dean’s Society and OKU and has contributed several original articles and chapters in professional text books relating to Periodontology. Dr. Ross was one of the early practitioners of acceptable dental implants and has lectured extensively on the subject.
Dr. and Mrs. Ross have traveled extensively, visiting 102 countries and all seven continents. Retiring in 1999 to his farm, Richglen, Dr. Ross was elected to Leadership Collierville, his hometown. He has written two novels, The Last Reunion and The Snake’s Hand.
Dr. Craddock’s lifelong interest in science and healthcare let him to pursue a career in dentistry. He attended Lipscomb University in Nashville for undergraduate work, received his doctorate at West Virginia University School of Dentistry, and completed a Prosthodontics residence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After eight years of practicing general dentistry and teaching in North Carolina, he felt that the innovative procedures in Periodontics would provide a fresh, new challenge and entered on more residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He joined Periodontal Associates of Memphis in 1993 when he completed his training.
He is a past president and member of the Memphis Dental Society and the Tennessee Society of Periodontists. He also served as the Director in Intake and Treatment Planning at the Mid-South Mission of Mercy for the last two years.
He and his wife, Fran, have two daughters (who are also medical doctors) and five grandchildren. Dr. Craddock is active in his church and enjoys woodworking and flying his airplane to visit his grandchildren.
Dr. Godat and Dr. Craddock were honored by their dental peers to be selected as Top Dentists, Top Periodontists, and Top Dental Implant Surgeons in Memphis and the Midsouth!
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