Talk to the hundreds of patients Dr. Murphy has helped in his career, and they’ll all mention his kindness and exceptional bedside manner. But along with kudos from his patients, this distinguished oral surgeon has also earned the praise and respect of countless peers, as evidenced in his long list of awards and certifications.
Dr. Murphy joined COFS after more than 30 years of running his own successful practice in Hanover County, Virginia. After his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at the Medical College of Virginia, he joined the practice of Drs. Clough and Wallace. He worked at their Mechanicsville office as well as other offices before branching-off and buying the Mechanicsville office for his solo practice.
Running a practice proved more and more complex, he became interested in joining COFS, where he could focus on oral surgery. Said Dr. Murphy, “I had trained and operated with Drs. Cuttino and Peters as a resident and a large number of the partners were co-residents at MCV, so I knew they were ethical, excellent clinicians and surgeons, and had a similar philosophy of patient care.” He joined our team in May 2022.
Dr. Murphy was born in Augusta, Georgia, and he and his large family also lived in Martinsville and Germany. He earned a BA in Chemistry at University of Virginia in 1982, before attending the Medical College of Virginia, where he graduated with his DDS cum laude in 1986.
Here at Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Murphy will continue his focus on outpatient care, including implantology, various grafting procedures for successful implant placement, wisdom tooth extraction and other complex oral procedures.
When he’s not helping patients, he can be found sailing on the Chesapeake, or taking on restoration projects in his 1902 Fan house.