Meet Dr. Maurice S. Miles
"Complete Overall Health Begins with Comprehensive Oral Healthcare"
Maurice S. Miles, DDS, is a dentist licensed to practice in the state of Maryland since 2002. After obtaining his DDS degree from Howard University in 2001, and completing residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington DC.
Dr. Miles was appointed to serve as a member of the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners (Maryland Board) in 2008. He served the Maryland Board in several capacities, including Applications Chair, Chair of the Anesthesia Committee and the Discipline Review Committee, and serving as President of the Board in his final two years. In his capacity as a member of the Maryland Board, he was instrumental in seeing legislation pass that allowed the Maryland Board finally to investigate and take administrative action as necessary against dentists who failed to meet the accepted standards for the profession. This legislation was key in ensuring that the Maryland Board could implement its mission of public protection, a position for which Dr. Miles advocated passionately.
As a Maryland Board member, Dr. Miles also became a member of the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB). He remains an active member as chair of AADB’s Finance Committee.
In 2008 Dr. Miles, also became a member of the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, now known as the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA), and continues to serve as an examiner. He has been active as a member of the Curriculum Integrated Format initiative and a member of CDCA’s Steering Committee.
Dr. Miles is also a member of American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX), and serves as a member of its House of Representatives. He also serves as Chair the ADEX’s International Committee. It is through this organization that Dr. Miles made a significant contribution to the professional of dentistry worldwide.
While working in an active dental practice, serving as president of the Maryland Board, and dedicating time to his family, Dr. Miles spent countless volunteer hours on behalf of CDCA to bring the ADEX exam to an international level in the country of Jamaica. As reported in May of 2015, CDCA administered the ADEX dental examination for the first time at the University of Technology. This took place after Jamaica Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, announced in parliament that the ADEX exam administered by the CDCA would be required for dental licensure in Jamaica.
Dr. Miles was instrumental in facilitating the necessary communications between the Commonwealth of Jamaica and the CDCA, which began in early 2014, in order to make this vision a reality. With Dr. Miles’ vision and dedication, he negotiated with Jamaican government and universities to establish a standardized dental licensure examination through CDCA. Now, Jamaican dentists will take the same standardized licensing examination that more than 40 states in United States accept as their standard, Twenty-three dental candidates, along with two faculty members and a locally registered dentist, participated in the examination over the three-day period at the University of Technology dental clinic, along with Dr. Miles and his team of examiners from the United States.
CDCA noted that the examination received a special visit from The Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaican Prime Minister, who observed a portion of the patient-based clinical dental examination. During her visit, she met many of the CDCA examiners. Further, Dr. Irving McKenzie, Dean of the College of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Technology stated that, “This is a great moment in history for Jamaica, fulfilling the Minister of Health’s vision to have an examination body of the highest caliber administer our [dental] licensing examination. This is also an important moment for the University of Technology.” In addition to Jamaica, Dr. Miles hopes to collaborate with other Caribbean countries to bring them the highest level of licensure standards available.
DDS: Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC
BS: Biology, Bellhaven College, Jackson, MS
Advanced Training: International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Microscopic Dentistry
Memberships: International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Southern Maryland Dental Society
Leadership Positions: Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, American Board of Dental Examiners (House of Representatives), Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners