Patients choose Periodontal Associates for many reasons: because of the range of treatment options, the inclusion of state-of-the-art technology, and the welcoming practice environment. And, of course, one of the biggest draws of all is our team of providers, committed to helping patients achieve the highest levels of oral health and hygiene.
Take a moment to get to know our providers, starting with Dr. Edward T. Murphy, D.M.D.
Dr. Murphy’s Story
For Dr. Murphy, a career in oral health care almost felt inevitable. For one thing, he comes from a long line of dentists. For another, he has always gravitated toward science. And finally, he loves the feeling of working with his hands. Combine these factors, and it is not hard to understand why Dr. Murphy ended up pursuing a career in dentistry.
A native of Aiken, South Carolina, Dr. Murphy received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and his Dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He then completed a Residency in Advanced General Dentistry followed by the Post-Doctoral program in Periodontics at MUSC. Dr. Murphy is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains extensive training and experience in periodontal soft-tissue surgical procedures, bone grafting and placing dental implants. He prioritizes a close working relationship with restorative dentists to ensure total comprehensive dental health of each patient.
Dr. Murphy is passionate about continuing education and service, and is deeply involved with a number of professional organizations which allow him to remain on the cutting edge of emerging techniques and practices. He currently serves as the President of the Coastal District of the South Carolina Dental Association and also serves on the Executive Council of the Southern Academy of Periodontology. He is a Past President of the South Carolina Society of Periodontology. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Periodontology.
Dr. Murphy believes strongly in giving back to the community where he lives and works. He has served on faculty as a Clinical Professor in the Division of Graduate Periodontics at MUSC for the past 15 years. He also provides dental care to at-risk families on a monthly basis at the East Cooper Community Outreach dental clinic (ECCO), where he has volunteered regularly for 15 years. He supports a number of charitable organizations including those focusing on serving the needs of children with autism and other special needs in the Charleston area.
Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Murphy spending time with his wife and two young children, often on the water. He enjoys outdoor activities including boating, kayaking, fishing and golf, and loves cheering on his beloved Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves.
Dr. Murphy thrives on meeting patients, brainstorming unique solutions, creating individualized treatment plans and providing life-changing care. He is proud to serve patients throughout the Charleston area as a partner at Periodontal Associates.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Murphy
Seeking qualified periodontal care in the Charleston, SC area? Make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Murphy today. Contact Periodontal Associates whenever you are ready.