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Whether you are a new patient, a referred patient or a patient seeking a second opinion Dr. Murphy and his team are dedicated to making the dental experience as easy as possible. The basis of our long-term relationship with you is, is the same as it is for all of our patients. Beyond our skills and knowledge is the importance of spending time with our patients, listening to their needs and concerns, and educating our patients.

Dr. Murphy’s office is not a practice that is satisfied with simply meeting basic standards and needs.

Cosmetic Dentist James A. Murphy, DDS, MAGD, MBA, PA
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After relocating from Winston-Salem in 1996, Dr. Murphy considers Salisbury his adopted home. Originally from Ohio, Dr. Murphy graduated from The Ohio State University. Post graduation, he completed a one year hospital surgical residency at The Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Murphy relocated to North Carolina and joined the practice of Winston-Salem Dental Care where he practiced until 1996. Since graduating dental school his quest for educational advancement continued. Some of his achievements include: Fellowship and Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry, Associate Fellowship from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and he is also an alumni of The Pankey Institute. It is due to Dr. Murphy’s drive to advance in the dental profession that enables him to further his pledge to offer patients the best possible care for a lifetime of health.

Areas of concentration:
Implant Dentistry (Placement and restoration)
Cosmetic Dentistry
Full Mouth Reconstruction

University of Cincinnati - B.S.
The Ohio State Universtity - D.D.S.
Medical College of Ohio - General Residency
The L.D. Pankey Institute
AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics)
American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi Implant Course
Medical College of Georgia
Appalachian State University - M.B.A.

Professional Achievements:
Academy of General Dentistry - Fellowship
Academy of General Dentistry - Mastership
American Academy of Implant Dentistry – Associate Fellow
Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics – Induction
The L.D. Pankey Institute – Continuum Completion

State Dental Board of Ohio
State of North Carolina Board of Dentistry
State of Georgia Board of Dentistry

Professional Societies:
American Dental Association
North Carolina Dental Association
Rowan County Dental Society
L.D. Pankey Alumni Association
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics
Academy of General Dentistry

Christy, Office Manager

Christy came aboard in 2006. Before transitioning to the dental field, Christy spent 15 years in customer service, banking and healthcare.

Neplus, Hygienest

Neplus joined the team in 2007. Neplus earned her degree from Guilford Technical Community College. Neplus remains active with students from various schools as a member of the Dental Hygiene Exam Committee. She is also a certified CPR instructor.

Lori, Hygienest

Originally began in 1999 after graduating from RCCU as an assistant. Lori returned to school, graduating with a degree in dental hygiene from Guilford Technical Community College and though no longer full-time, Lori still remains a part of our team.

Jennifer, Hygienest

Jennifer also started as a dental assistant. After four years as an assistant, Jennifer returned to Forsyth Technical Institute and earned her degree as a dental hygienist. Jennifer has been a part of the team since 2010.

Kristin, Dental Assistant

Kristin graduated from RCCU as a dental assistant and became a team member in 2006. Kristin is experienced with general dentistry, cosmetic and surgical procedures. Kristin is also an alumnus of Catawba College, Magna Cum Laude.

Linda, Dental Assistant

Linda has worked in the dental field for over twenty years, and has experience in all realms of dentistry, including surgical, sedation, perio and endodontics. Linda is also a Catawba College alumni, Suma Cum Laude.


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