Meet DOCTOR MILLER
Dr. R. Cole Lambert, DMD and his family moved to Hopkinsville in 1994, and has served the community as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon ever since. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a member of the Kentucky Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, and the West Central Dental Society. He maintains current certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced Cardiac Life Suport, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support. To update and maintain his knowledge and skills, Mark attends the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and meetings of the West Central Dental Society.
Mark Delmar Miller was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, the youngest of three children born to Delmar and Kathryn Miller. Mark’s family turned their home situated on twenty-five acres of redwood forested land into a summer camp for boys and girls. Mark was taught the value of hard work, but also enjoyed the swimming, horseback riding, water skiing, archery, riflery, and the many more activities their camp afforded during the eight weeks it was open each year. Mark attended Harbor High School, where he was active in student government and lettered in football, wrestling, and track. He graduated in 1973 near the top of his class, winning two scholarships and an award for the best social studies student. He was also voted “Most Athletic” by his senior class.
Mark attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for one year. He then served a two year mission in Kobe, Japan, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, learning to speak and read Japanese and love the Japanese people. After his mission, Mark returned to his studies at BYU. He graduated cum laude in April, 1978, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry.
During his sophomore year at BYU, Mark met and fell in love with Charlotte Greenwell. They were married on June 25th, 1977. They have been blessed with three daughters and two sons.
After college, Mark attended Dental School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He graduated in the top 10% of his class and was inducted into the Delta Delta Delta chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He entered the United States Air Force, serving as a general dentist in Okinawa, Japan for three years and in Ramstein, Germany for three years. He then completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. After residency, Mark served for three years at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, training general dental residents in oral and maxillofacial surgical skills. While at Scott AFB, Mark passed his board exams and became certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He also taught oral surgery to dental students at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. During his twelve years in the Air Force, Mark attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and two Commendation Medals.
Mark and Charlotte own a small horse farm west of Hopkinsville, where they raise Arabian horses and teach their children the value of hard work. He and his family also love camping, water skiing, and traveling. Mark spends his free time serving as a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Troop 75 of the Boy Scouts of America, and actively participating in Kiwanis and the YMCA.