Meet Our John Day, OR Dental Team

John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC in John Day, OR is the home of a well-trained dental staff full of energy and compassion. From our dentist herself to our office staff and dental hygienists, our team members are carefully chosen for their commitment to providing comfortable, high-quality dental care.

Virginia McMillan, DDS

For the past ten years, Dr. Virginia McMillan has been treating dental patients in the John Day Valley and neighboring communities, with a special emphasis on helping nervous patients overcome their fear of dental care. Many of her patients have been able to overcome their dental anxiety thanks to the one-on-one personal care Dr. McMillan provides.


Dr. McMillan graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1997. Prior to dental school and her work in Public Health, Dr. McMillan had completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, also from the University of Washington.

Dr. McMillan also has a two-year degree in Fine Arts and Ceramics from Fullerton College. After completing her degree she joined the U.S. Air Force where she completed her service for three years living overseas in England.

Dr. McMillan has had a lifelong artistic passion and view and she sees the combination of science and art in dentistry as ideal.

She has focused on continuing her education throughout her dental career. Having completed the coursework to become a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, she is currently pursuing Mastership coursework.

Professional History

Dr. McMillan's previous experience at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department includes work as a clinical health specialist with the water quality testing lab, clinical/microbiology support for the Communicable Disease/STD clinic, and she was a Washington State Registered Sanitarian and Environmental Health Specialist with the Environmental Health Division.

Personal Life

Dr. McMillan and her husband Craige, moved to John Day, OR in 2003 and established her dental practice shortly thereafter. Craige has his pilot's license and they often fly together, taking in the sights and enjoying the aerial views.

In Dr. McMillan's free time, you'll find her gardening, reading, traveling, photographing the sights, and cooking. She is returning to her artwork, with recent pastel portraits of her friend's cats the latest of her art. She is also spinning and knitting as the weather turns cooler.

Dr. McMillan is a kind, caring, and understanding dentist. She focuses not only on your oral health, but also on how your oral health affects your entire body's wellness.

If you are looking for a dentist who is skilled in the latest dental treatment technology and who puts your comfort and needs first, call John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC to schedule your appointment with Dr. McMillan today!

Misty Palmer, Registered Dental Hygienist

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