Waiting Too Long
Most people say they want to keep their teeth for a lifetime. Yet they let their dental health become a low priority.
We are seeing more and more people waiting to address their dental health.
The reasons are many. The results are often very disappointing.
Sometimes by the time people come to see us, it is too late. For some reason, people seem to think that if there is no pain things are okay. When it comes to dental health the opposite is true. By the time something hurts, it has progressed to an advanced stage of decay or gum disease. Waiting until there is pain sometimes is waiting too long, if it results in a tooth... Read More
We have an exciting award to share...
Exceptional Dentistry was voted Favorite Local Dental Office, as announced by the Telegraph Herald's Her magazine.
Thank you to our patients for your votes! We are grateful and thankful for our wonderful patients, who make our work fulfilling. Thank you for choosing us and trusting us as your dental family. We set high customer service expectations for ourselves because we care so much, and we want to deliver high-level, comfortable dental care. We appreciate having awesome patients and an awesome team! We know that positive energy goes a long way, and there's a lot of smiling in our office for...
When looking for an experienced Dubuque Cosmetic Dentist, many people come to Dr. Ted Murray for their cosmetic, restorative, or sedation dentistry needs. His experience and skills set him at a level that many patients desire. Dr. Ted Murray has been helping to create beautiful, healthy, and natural-looking smiles for more than 40 years.
Dr. Ted Murray graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1977. Shown below are photos from his graduation ceremony at Hancher Auditorium. He is pictured with his parents, Betty and Frank Murray; and his wife, Carol, and her parents, Monica and Joe Wagner. He was a member of the Delta... Read More
Dubuque Dentist, Dr. Ted Murray, has been committed to his career in dentistry over the years by giving back as a volunteer, mentor, and leader.
Dr. Ted Murray receives Life Membership
Dr. Ted Murray was recently inducted by the Iowa Dental Association (IDA) into Life Membership. He was presented a plaque at the 2017 IDA 155th Annual Session by current president and colleague, Dr. Tom Peek, during the House of Delegates on Saturday morning.
This year Dr. Ted Murray reaches forty years of practicing dentistry. Dr. Ted Murray graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1977 and then completed a one year General... Read More
Dubuque Dentist- another way to Contact Us
Many people love the quick convenience of text messaging. Surveys are showing many American adults prefer text messages to phone calls.
At Exceptional Dentistry, we are all about technology and convenience. So we are able to receive text messages at our regular office number 563-556-2711. How awesome is that? You can text your Dubuque dental office!
We will then reply to text messages as soon as possible during our regular business hours. Aw, yeah!
Of course, you can still talk to us in person and we love to hear your voice. Texting works great for short messages; but the phone is always needed... Read More
One of the only certainties in life is change.
Change may come on gradually, or when we aren't expecting it! This is an update on a recent change in our office.
Here is a note from Melissa...
"It is with mixed emotion that I make my resignation announcement after 18 wonderful years at Exceptional Dentistry. My family and I are headed to warm, sunny Arizona. Sharing this news with my "family" at the office has been incredibly hard because while I am excited about my new adventures and looking forward to changes, I am very sad to leave behind the greatest dental team and leaders. I have so much respect for Dr. Ted Murray, Carol, Dr.... Read More
The Exceptional Dentistry Dubuque Dental Team spent an afternoon together painting at Create It in Dubuque, Iowa. Create It is a local Dubuque art sudio led by Dubuque artist Sarah Barnes.
Located on Locust Street near the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Dubuque, Create It is a beautiful place to gather with friends for a paint party. Artists Sarah Barnes and her mother, Jeanelle, share their painting wisdom with all who visit their studio. Sarah and Jeanelle explain how certain paintbrushes, certain brush strokes, and color choices help to develop the desired looks of the various paintings. Sarah walked our... Read More
Dental decay (cavities) is the number one childhood disease. It is more common than asthma. Each year thousands of children miss school due to toothaches. Thousands of children go untreated. Much of this dental decay can be prevented with proper education, nutrition, and oral health care. It is important that care providers both at home and at school have the knowledge to promote healthy mouths and healthy children.
Healthy Mouths | Healthy Children
A local coalition, Healthy Mouths | Healthy Children, was established many years ago with the focus to improve oral health and access to care for... Read More
The Danger of Snoring: Dubuque Dentist provides Snoring and Oral Sleep Apnea Appliance
Barry wakes up several times a night with a sharp pain in his side. He doesn’t sleep well because of it. The source of the stabbing pain? It comes from his wife whose elbow jabs him in the ribs because his loud snoring wakes her up. The sore ribs are one problem. The wife who can’t sleep is a worse problem. But the most dangerous problem is the snoring, may indicate a life-threatening condition called sleep apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) refers to the inability to breathe due to an abnormal upper... Read More
How cool is this?! This week we spotted Dr. Alexia (Murray) Oetken’s name in a popular dental journal, Dentistry Today. Her research on dental bonding is making an impact!
Dr. Alexia’s research is referenced in this dental journal
Dr. Alexia (Murray) Oetken
Dr. Alexia (Murray) Oetken was involved in dental research at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. The University of Iowa Dental Research Center is a highly recognized dental research facility. Researchers work together from around the world on different dental topics. The topics cover a wide range of subjects. The subjects include dental... Read More