Spend just a few minutes with Dubuque dentist Dr. Ted Murray, and you immediately sense his commitment to his patients, his practice and his community. A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Dr. Murray treats each patient with the utmost care, utilizing advanced training, cutting-edge techniques, and quality dental materials.
Dr. Murray is an AACD-accredited dentist. Dentists attempting to achieve AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) accreditation must undergo a stringent three-part process, consisting of a written examination, submission of clinical cases for evaluation and an oral examination.
AACD accreditation is a revered accomplishment achieved by a very small percentage of dentists worldwide. Dr. Murray is the only Dubuque dentist offering this elite accreditation, and one of only two Iowa dentists. He has helped many patients achieve the beautiful smiles of their dreams using his advanced training and attention to every cosmetic detail. He was awarded Best of Show at an annual AACD meeting for a cosmetic resin veneer case he completed on a patient in his practice. Dr. Ted Murray also has been honored by Academy of General Dentistry for his lifelong service to the dental profession.
Dr. Murray graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1977, completed a General Practice Dental Residency at the Iowa City Veterans Hospital, and then began private practice as a Dubuque dentist. He then earned a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) in 1983, and the prestigious AGD Mastership in 1995. He attended The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and has been committed to attending quality continuing education courses for 40 years. Dr. Murray was invited to be an LVI clinical instructor for Dr. Ron Jackson's posterior restorative course and the esthetic anterior resin course.
Dr. Murray also earned a postgraduate certificate in Aesthetic and Contemporary Restorative Dentistry from the University of Minnesota. He is past president of both the Dubuque District and Dubuque County Dental Societies, as well as the Iowa AGD. Dr. Murray was an 8 year member of the University or Iowa Dental Alumni Board. He has served on the AACD Nominating and Leadership Development Committee for two 3-year terms. Dr. Murray was also selected to be an AACD Accreditation Examiner and has served on this committee examining cases for member dentists working towards AACD accreditation. He has also served as a mentor for other dentists working towards AACD accreditation. He has volunteered with the Iowa Mission of Mercy, a large event that provides free dental care to those in need, and he has participated in Donated Dental Services by providing free dental care to local citizens in our community.
Dr. Ted Murray received a Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2018. The LLSR award recognizes his extraordinary dedication to general dentistry, as less than 1% of AGD dentists achieve the LLSR award. LLSR recipients demonstrate their commitment beyond the Mastership Award by completing an additional 500 hours of continuing education and accumulating 100 service points in dental related community service and service to organized dentistry.
Ted and Carol Murray enjoy the outdoors with daughters Kristen, Jenny, Alexia, son-in laws Tim, Jef, Ryan and their seven grandchildren. Dr. Murray also enjoys boating and fishing on the Mississippi, trapshooting, and woodworking.
If first-class care, advanced techniques and superior training are qualities you look for in a dentist, you can trust the health and beauty of your smile to Dr. Ted Murray at Exceptional Dentistry in Dubuque, Iowa. Please contact us online or call 563-556-2711 to schedule your consultation.