Meet Dr. Murphy in Raleigh

Dr. Murphy earned his dental degree from the University of Southern California, where he received accolades for his exceptional skills and knowledge in the field of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry.  Dr. Murphy then moved to North Carolina with his family to complete his Certificate in Prosthodontics at UNC Chapel Hill, where he was renowned for his talents as an artist, clinician, ceramist and laboratory technician.  While at UNC, Dr. Murphy earned his Master’s degree for his research on the Human Perception of Dental Discrepancy, which used digital modelling to analyze our perception of changes in dental esthetics.  Dr. Murphy will be serving as adjunct faculty for the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Graduate Prosthodontics, and specializes in combining the latest digital dental technologies with exceptional artisan craftsmanship to produce world class dentistry for his patients.

Outside of his work with UNC-Chapel Hill and prosthodontics in Raleigh, Dr. Murphy is a professional artist and published author.  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…, and T-Rex Trying and Trying…  Most recently, he illustrated a new children’s book called, The Book About Nothing, which will be published by Penguin Random House in 2018.

Dr. Murphy commutes to Raleigh from Chapel Hill, NC where he lives with his wife, Sarah, daughter, Sloane, and dog, Toby.  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