GWU Alumnus Opens Dental Practice With Emphasis on Giving Back to the Community
Trey Miller, ’08, Helps Make Dreams Come True for Children with Life-Altering Conditions
When Trey Miller graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2008, the thought of becoming a dentist hadn’t entered his mind. The Kannapolis, N.C., resident certainly had no idea that in the middle of a pandemic he would open his own practice, opens in a new windowSmile Solutions Dentistry in Harrisburg, N.C.
Despite the uncertainty, Miller said people call his practice every day to schedule appointments. “People are happy. They love the practice, and they are leaving Google Reviews,” Miller observed. “It’s not the blast off I wanted, but this isn’t normal times so considering the situation, I think we’re doing well. I’m optimistic.”
Not only is each new patient special to him, but every patient is contributing to a cause that is near to his heart. Miller has partnered with an organization in Harrisburg, “opens in a new windowDream on 3 Foundation.” The non-profit is like The Make-a-Wish Foundation, but focuses on making sports-based dreams come true for children with chronic illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities and life-altering conditions. With each new patient, he will donate money to the foundation to help make a child’s wish come true.