Dr. Murphy brings 34 years of dental experience and plenty of specialty expertise to our dental office, and
we’re thrilled to have him on our team. He deeply enjoys developing long-standing relationships with his
patients, which happens often due to the complex cases he’s uniquely suited to treat. To learn a little more
about his background, read on below.
Dr. Murphy’s undergraduate degree is in biomedical engineering, and when it came time to enroll in
graduate school, dentistry immediately caught his attention. He was attracted to the combination of
problem-solving, science, and interpersonal relationships that the field entailed, and all these decades later,
he couldn’t be happier with his career choice!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Murphy attended the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and he remained at the
school to earn his Clinical Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics in 1984. He continued to complete a
Clinical Specialty Program in Periodontology in 1986 and obtained a Master of Science Degree in Oral
Histology. He also took part in the Clinical Residency Program in Dental Anesthesiology. He has published
numerous articles and textbook chapters on periodontal regeneration and implant dentistry. Dr. Murphy has
lectured both nationally and internationally on corticotomy facilitated orthodontia, periodontal
regeneration, the placement and restoration of dental implants and periodontal prosthesis. He taught at the
Pankey Institute and is also a member of multiple professional organizations:
American Dental Association
Maryland State Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology, Diplomate
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Fellow
American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
International College of Dentists
Outside of the Dental Office,
What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Murphy and his wife Dr. Lynne Zheutlin, have three children, and he likes to dedicate some of his free time
to staying active, whether this involves biking or completing in duathlons. He also is the Dental Director at
the Esperanza Center which provides free medical and dental services to uninsured immigrants in the metropolitan
Baltimore region who do not qualify for government-sponsored health insurance.