Dr. Rick strives for excellence in everything he does. He has a passion for technology and researches the finest and latest proven technology and materials to benefit every patient at Grove Dental Associates. His expertise in both cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics is revealed in the many cases he has completed. He graduated from Grove High School, attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1988. Dr. Rick completed a one year general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.In 1989,he joined his father, Dr. Leonard Miller in practice in Grove. Dr. Rick has taken numerous hours of continuing education over the recent years. He participated in two intense orthodontic courses to provide quality orthodontics to his patients and is a Preferred Provider for invisalign. He has completed a live hands-on anterior and posterior esthetic course from Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Ron Jackson. He also completed a live hands on course by Dr. Larry Rosenthal, one of the premier cosmetic dentists in the world. Dr. Rick has also had extensive continuing education in the CEREC 3-D machine, which fabricates crowns and partial crowns in one appointment.
Dr. Miller and his wife Juli, who has worked in the office since the start of his practice. She spent 20 years as his chair side assistant and now and now has gone on to part-time work doing administrative duties. She is currently doing a one day a week Mother's Day Out for her mother Judy, who owns the day-care "Wee Little Lambs". Juli was recently certified to teach aerobics at "Core Fitness" in Grove. Dr. Rick and Juli's oldest daughter Chelsea is attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. Their youngest daughter Madison, is in Middle School in Grove and active in cheerleading, track, and her church youth group.
Dr. Rick is an avid runner and golfer, and enjoys boating on Grand Lake with his family and friends. His long time hobby of hydroplane racing has won him numerous National Championships in his 30 years of racing. He was elected to the American Outboard Federation "Hall of Fame" in 2000. His most recent accomplishment was being inducted to the American Power Boat Association's "Hall of Champions" in 2009. He had his best year of racing in the 2009 season and earned what many call the highest racing honor. Dr. Rick also is very involved volunteering for his church. He loves working with the youth, and going to concerts with his kids and the youth of the church.
Dr. Audrey contributes unique talent to the dental team by working with the children. She also focuses on the diagnostic and preventative health of the adult patients. Dr. Audrey graduated in 1992 from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She then completed a one year post-graduate residency at the University that included training at Oklahoma Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. Dr. Audrey was born into a large family and has continued in that tradition in raising five children. She is very active in her church coordinating children's ministries. Her personal goals are to get fluoride in the City of Grove's water system and to someday publish a Christian book.
Dr. Stan (" The most rewarding thing I do is to improve a person's self esteem by improving their smile") has the artistic ability to excel in cosmetic dentistry and the precision of dental implants. He has expertise in porcelain veneers and other cosmetic procedures and has pursued a high standard of continuing education focusing in this area of dentistry. He is also trained to offer sedation dentistry to his patients.
Dr. Stan is a 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After dental school, he did a General Practice Residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. He has practiced dentistry in Grove since 1993. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oklahoma Dental Association, and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He currently serves as President of the Grove General Hospital Foundation Board. Dr. Stan's wife, Audrey, has practiced with him since moving to Grove. They have five children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and following OU football. Drs. Crawford founded the dental outreach ministryBridges for Smiles.
In 2007 Dr. Stan was elected to the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry for a three-year term.
Dr. Raegan Vaughan joined Drs. Stan, Dr. Audrey and Dr. Rick in June 2016. Dr. Vaughan is a great fit into the Grove Dental team/family.
Dr. Vaughan was born and raised in Altus, Oklahoma. He graduated in 2011 from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in the oil and gas industry before being accepted into the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. As an outstanding 2016 graduate of Doctor of Dental Surgery program with OU, he is excited to begin his journey with the Grove Dental Associates family. Although he enjoys the mechanical and artistic nature of dentistry, developing relationships with his patients in a one-on-one environment is his real passion.
On a personal note, Raegan was married in October of 2016 to his fiancé Sara Hartnett, who has also joined the Grove community as a Physician Assistant. He enjoys anything outdoors: fishing, hunting, camping and is a fan of OSU athletics. He is a firm believer in hard work, faith, honesty, integrity and loyalty. These are the attributes GDA knew would make him a great fit into our team.
Dr. Vaughan continues to provide you and your family with the BEST dental care possible and with the same GDA passion you’ve come to expect.