The field of dentistry has allowed me to help my patients improve their smile, which in turn gives them confidence in their daily appearance and quality of life. There is something truly special about seeing a patient after a restorative or cosmetic procedure have the confidence to smile.

My goal is for my patients to rest assured that their dental visit will be a positive, stress-free experience.

Education and Experience

Originally from Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, I graduated in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, with a B.S. in human biology and chemistry. I continued my education at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and received a Master of Science in epidemiology in 2009. I completed dental school at Marquette University School of Dentistry and graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2013.

It was my pleasure to join Southern Family Dental Group in 2015, having previously worked as a general dentist, focusing on comprehensive dental care.

Continuing Education

Continuing education empowers me to provide my patients with the latest, professional care. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Southeastern District Dental Society, and the Baptist Mobile Health Ministry, all of which provide continuing education opportunities throughout the year.

Family Life

My wife, Shawna Strub, is an eye doctor and involved with Statesboro Service League. Our daughter Emerson loves gymnastics and is the biggest planner I have ever known. Liam, our son, loves any toy with wheels on it and wrestling with dad. Watson is our Golden Retriever. He loves human interaction and contact. In fact, when he goes to doggy daycare, he spends more time getting pets from staff than playing with other dogs!

I love spending time with our family. Some of my favorite family memories are camping with our travel trailer, spending the day doing a father-daughter day, or making a family meal together. I also enjoy watching college basketball and renovating cars.

In the Community

Being an active community member has helped me connect my work and family life throughout my entire day. I enjoy seeing the same parents of my children’s friends at church, the grocery store, community activities, and in my dental office.

I am a member and past board member at Statesboro First United Methodist Church and active with my Methodist men group. In the past, I have been involved with the Statesboro Rotary Club and was even a dancing contestant for Statesboro Dancing with the Stars, a local Safe Haven fundraiser, in 2017.


Murphy Family