Dr. Joseph Murray practices dentistry with the utmost care and concern for his patients. For more than 20 years his patients have known him to be the Atlanta dentist who “caters to cowards.” He focuses on educating his patients on the benefits of good dental health as well as how it relates to overall health.
Dr. Murray is a graduate of Howard University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in psychology and zoology. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1982 and immediately joined the US Army, where he served three years as a Captain in the US Dental Corps.
Dr. Murray was owner and director of the Atlanta Institute of Dental Careers, a training institute that teaches students to become above-average assistants and office personnel for the profession of dentistry. Dr. Murray started his private practice in 1986 and has continued to be very active in the community. He was given a Certificate of Excellence, as well as the Community Excellence Award.
As a part of community involvement he headed the Good Deed Contest for school-aged children. Dr. Murray received a degree from the American Orthodontic Society in 1996 and the American College of Oral Implantology in 2000.
As a continuing student of the practice of dentistry, Dr. Murray increases his knowledge and keeps abreast of the most high-tech and cutting-edge procedures. He was one of the first to be a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in the State of Georgia. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Photography, art collecting, reading, and traveling are among some of Dr. Murray’s hobbies. He has been happily married for over 20 years to Celeste Murray and they share three wonderful children: Jovanni, Jhovan, and Christina.