Dr. Liz Miltner: ‘I’m part of the solution’

Dr. Elizabeth Miltner believes accessible, affordable, quality health care is important for a healthy community.

“I’ve always been an advocate for public health,” she says. “Access to care is very important.”

“In Grass Valley, there aren’t a lot of options,” says Dr. Miltner, who joined Western Sierra in 2011. “Now, I’m part of the solution.”

Western Sierra has a far-reaching – and sometimes even life-changing – impact on patients.

“It’s very satisfying,” she says of helping members in the community with their dental needs. “Some people were not taught (oral health) as a priority as a kid so face pain and tooth loose as adults.”

Dr. Miltner says she educates families about the importance of brushing and flossing – and routine examinations. Her efforts are definitely helping.

“I see parents who don’t want their children to go through that,” she says of bad teeth. “They want to break the chain of cavities.”

Dr. Miltner earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and completed dental school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).