Meet Dr. Murphy 

Dr. Murphy is a Board-certified Prosthodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He earned his dental degree from the University of Southern California, and completed his specialty residency in Prosthodontics at UNC Chapel Hill, where he earned his Master’s degree using digital modelling to analyze our perception of dental esthetics. Dr. Murphy is adjunct clinical professor for the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Graduate Prosthodontics, and specializes in treating patients with complex needs and exceptionally high expectations.

Outside of his work in dentistry, Dr. Murphy is a professional artist, and published author and illustrator. His commissioned works include various watercolors and illustrations for the American Museum of Natural History, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Adirondack League, and other private collectors. However, he is perhaps best known as the author and illustrator of T-Rex Trying…, T-Rex Trying and Trying…, and T-Rex Tries Again…, a trilogy of books of humorous cartoons published by Penguin Random House. He also illustrated the children’s book, The Book About Nothing, written by New York Times bestselling author Mike Bender.

Dr. Murphy lives in Raleigh with his wife and two daughters.  They love North Carolina and enjoy running, hiking, fly fishing and spending time together with friends and family.


  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Senior Student Award
  • American College of Prosthodontists Undergraduate Achievement Award
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society

Speaking Honors:

  • 2017 American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics & International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Annual Meeting