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Meet the Team

Kim -  Kim has been with Dr. Murphy from the beginning of his practice.  Kim is our front desk associate who will greet you with a smile and a big "hello" when you enter the office.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.  She has four great kids, one grand-daughter, and two very active dogs.  She is also particularly proud of her two sons and a daughter-in-law that are currently serving in the U.S. military.


Melissa -  Melissa graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Dental & Medical Assistants in Mentor.  She then focused her career in the specialized field of orthodontics, where she enjoys working with patients of all ages.  She takes pride in helping them achieve their ideal smile.  When not working you can find her enjoying her leisure time hiking through the MetroParks, experiencing new tastes at a local eatery, and spending quality time with family and friends.


Ashley -  Ashley is one of the awesome assistants at Dr. Murphy's office.  She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Dental & Medical Assistants at the top of her class.  Her passion in dentistry is to make everyone feel confident and proud of their smile.  Ashley is very adventurous so when she isn't a busy bee here at the office, you can most likely find her exploring cities, hiking and camping with friends, or dancing at concerts to her favorite bands.  Ash is a kind-hearted and caring person so she will go above and beyond to make you smile!


Sherry -  Sherry has worked with Dr. Murphy as an orthodontic assistant since 2000.  She only works part-time, however we are all happy to see her when she does work, as she brings a lot of energy to the office.  When not working Sherry can be found spending time with her wonderful family.


Danielle - Danielle is our newest orthodontic assistant.  She also happens to be a licensed dental hygienist with both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Dental Hygiene.  Danielle practiced dental hygiene full time for many years before she slowed down just enough to focus on raising her children.  She currently splits her time between a general dental office and Dr. Murphy's orthodontic office.  We are very fortunate to have Danielle's expertise here at Dr. Murphy's office.  She is highly motivated to provide dental education to improve and maintain the oral health of our orthodontic patients.  When she is not working, she can be found exercising at the gym, hanging out with her family and friends, or spoiling her pets.  She keeps busy in her spare time volunteering at her children's schools and with other community groups.            


Jen - Jen is the newest addition to our office.  She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo (which is right over the border from Michigan, that other state where Dr. Murphy grew up and earned his degree).  Jen's many years of management experience will help to provide a seamless transition from Kit, who has retired.  This will ensure the continuation of care that you are used to receiving.  You can see Jen around Mentor where she lives with her wonderful husband of over 20 years, along with their wonderful son and daughter.  Jen enjoys being a mom and attending & volunteering for the kids' school and sporting events:  football, basketball, rugby, gymnastics, cheering, and volleyball.  Also she enjoys spending time with family and friends (especially on beach vacations).  Jen looks forward to assisting you and your family on your journey to "straighten your smile".


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