“Orthodontics is more than my profession; it’s my passion. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to create long-lasting relationships with wonderful people, and positively affect their lives by helping create their beautiful smiles.” — Dr. Kirkland-Miller
Dr. Alexis Kirkland-Miller, a native of Brooklyn, New York, first fell in love with the D.C. metropolitan area while pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!). Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science in finance, she returned to her hometown to work for an investment bank. However, she soon found the fast-paced, strenuous work environment very unfulfilling.
Determined to have a career that made a difference in the lives of others, Dr. Kirkland-Miller decided to return to Washington to pursue a career in orthodontics. Dr. Kirkland-Miller graduated from Howard University with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery and a certificate in orthodontics. She also earned membership in the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society.
She is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, National Dental Association, American Association of Women in Dentistry, Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics, and Maryland State Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Kirkland-Miller regularly attends continuing education seminars to stay current of the latest technologies and treatment procedures.
Dr. Kirkland-Miller is a skilled practitioner, and passionate about providing orthodontic care to create straight teeth, a great bite, and ultimately a beautiful, healthy smile for each of her patients. She is just as committed to building strong relationships with her patients, and considers them an extended part of her family. It’s this combination of professionalism and personal connection to her patients that makes Dr. Kirkland-Miller a much sought-after orthodontist for those who seek to improve their smiles and their lives.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Kirkland-Miller enjoys spending quality time with her husband Darcus and their children Aniya, Alex, Aaron, and Aidan. They love to travel and attend sporting events and concerts.
In our community, Dr. Kirkland-Miller speaks to health classes at Bowie High School, as well as local middle schools to help spread dental health awareness. She also volunteers at career days for several schools in the area. You might also see her in the stands of basketball games: cheering for Holy Trinity’s middle school team, which her husband coaches.