We are your neighborhood pediatric dental office. Children who establish a dental home, where they feel comfortable and supported, are more likely to have healthy teeth.
We aim to provide individualized preventive, restorative, and orthodontic care for your children. We focus on prevention and teaching parents and patients how to take care of their teeth together.
There’s no need to travel to many different providers! At Golden Valley Kids, we offer dental services and orthodontic treatment in one convenient location. We collaborate to create the best plan for your child’s healthy, dazzling smile!
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
Dr. Adena Borodkin grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. She attended the University of Minnesota for both Dental School and her Master’s Degree program in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Adena is passionate about kids and is a lifelong learner. She takes many hours of continuing education courses and even gives lectures to other dentists and specialists. She received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Graduate Student Research Award for her research on dental development in children with cleft lip and palate. Dr. Adena strongly believes that children who feel valued and respected are more likely to be confident patients with healthy lifelong dental habits. She combines her knowledge of dentistry with her experience as a parent to deliver a proven positive experience for kids. She is passionate about giving back through her volunteer work.
Dr. Adena has 4 young kids: Elyse, Jillian, Seth and Leah. She enjoys yoga, tennis, cooking and traveling. She is an avid reader and loves spending time with her golden doodle, Jenny. She’s also looking forward to working with her husband, Dr. Jim Miller, who taught her how to make her first retainer in dental school.
Dr. James Miller has spent his career mastering the art and techniques necessary to give patients their very best smile without the removal of teeth in most instances. He is known for his ability to individualize and detail the smile to work best for each person’s face and biology. Dr. Miller is a Board Certified Orthodontist and is also an accomplished and respected University Adjunct Professor, Researcher, Scientific Author and Public Speaker. He routinely treats Children (ages 7+) and Adults using the Damon® System Clear or Metal braces or Invisalign.
Dr. Miller is married to Dr. Adena Borodkin and is the proud and involved father of four great young kids. Dr. Miller enjoys reading, travel, the arts, friends and family. He has served on the school board and as a coach for his daughter’s Fast Pitch Softball team. He is passionate about his career and is heartened by the positive impact his work makes on the lives of his patients.
Since becoming a dentist in 2004, Dr. Adena always knew that she wanted to use her skills to improve the lives of kids in need. Dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, and many children worldwide suffer with pain in their mouths.
In addition to volunteering and organizing local charitable events, Dr. Adena recently participated in her first international dental service trip. In August of 2017, she joined a group of volunteers and traveled to the hills of Guatemala. Their group of 24 dentists and volunteers treated over 1500 children in 6 days. It was really hard work, but the most rewarding career experience Dr. Adena has ever had.