David McMillan, DDS

Associate Professor

Area of expertise

General dentistry, local anesthesia, oral histology, educational research

Dr. Dave McMillan attended Brigham Young University and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. In 2004, he began practicing general dentistry with his father, Glen McMillan, DDS in Layton, Utah.
He became involved in the Academy of General Dentistry, receiving his fellowship award in 2011 and serving as president of the Utah Academy of General Dentistry during 2013-14. In 2014, he became an adjunct professor at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah and a full-time assistant professor in 2016. He has taught clinical fundamentals, including local anesthesia, as well as oral histology. He is an instructor in the simulation clinic and supervises treatment in the patient care clinic. He is also involved with clinical research and educational research. He is passionate about implementing the Roseman University Mastery Learning Model and helping students reach their potential.


BS in Zoology, Brigham Young University, 2001
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, 2004
Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, 2011

Research Interests

Educational research on engagement and comprehension
Clinical research on the zirconia wing bridge


American Dental Education Association
American Dental Association
Utah Dental Association
Salt Lake Dental Association
Utah Academy of General Dentistry


Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (FAGD), Academy of General Dentistry (2011)
Roseman College of Dental Medicine Research Recognition Award (2021)

Teaching Subjects

Clinical Fundamentals
Local Anesthesia
Restorative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, pediatrics, and endodontics in the simulation clinic
General clinic supervising faculty