We are proud and excited that you are considering making us your new dental home! With a dedicated team of professionals led by Dr. John Murfree, you can expect a dental experience unlike anything you’ve ever had before.
Dr. Murfree is the heart of our dental practice and is supported by our enthusiastic, highly-trained team of dental hygienists, dental assistants, and front office staff. Behind the scenes, we work seamlessly as a team to ensure that your appointments with us are comfortable and stress-free.
It is evident to all of our patients that we love what we do and are dedicated to providing them with an extraordinary dental experience. The one thing that all of us have in common is that we love helping people and having the opportunity to enhance their lives through dentistry. Our promise to you is that we will always put your needs first and never fail to let you know how very much you mean to us as a person and a patient.
We look forward to welcoming you to Murfree Dental and our modern Murfreesboro, TN dental practice. Please take a few minutes to learn more about the wonderful people who will be serving you.
Dr. John Murfree
Dr. Murfree has created a positive environment where his patients can feel like they are part of the family. Our goal is for our patients to receive the best care available in a compassionate, patient-focused practice. Through extensive training and continuing education, Dr. Murfree works to find new ways to care for his patients by providing the most current treatment with minimal discomfort. He enjoys creating beautiful smiles and enhanced self-esteem for patients of all ages.
Born and raised in Murfreesboro, Dr. Murfree returned home to serve his local community, the home to generations of his family dating back to the Revolutionary War hero, Colonel Hardy Murfree, for whom the town was named. While participating in mission work, Dr. Murfree realized his love for medicine and a special interest in the dental profession.
Dr. Murfree graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Murfree then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2007.
Master of the International Dental Implant Association
Dr. Murfree has earned his Fellowship, Master's, and Diplomat degrees from the International Dental Implant Association in Advanced Level Implant Training and Grafting. These distinctions result from hundreds of hours of expert training and leadership through Implant Seminars, Inc., under the direction of the world-renowned and respected leader in the implant industry, Dr. Arun Garg.
In addition to his dental implant training, Dr. Murfree is certified in oral conscious sedation, Invisalign, Lumineers, Six-Month Smiles. He earned his Associate Fellowship in Dental Lasers from the World Clinical Laser Institute and has received advanced training and education in cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, endodontics (root canals), oral surgery, orthodontics, and prosthodontics.
By spending hundreds of hours participating in continuing education courses each year, Dr. Murfree has excelled in the latest advances in cosmetic, general, implant, laser, and preventative dentistry, as well as treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Murfree is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Dental Implant Association, DOCS Oral Conscious Sedation Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Murfree enjoys caring for his patients as well as those less fortunate locally and internationally. Recent trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been some of the most rewarding experiences of his career. He also loves to serve and contribute to the Interfaith Dental Clinic located here in Murfreesboro.
Life Outside of Dentistry
In his spare time, Dr. Murfree likes spending time with his family & friends. He enjoys camping, weight lifting, running, bicycling, hiking, water sports, skiing, fishing, and traveling.
Heather attended Western Kentucky University, graduating magna cum laude and winning an award for the best clinical dental hygienist. She is a licensed phlebotomist and is also licensed in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and laser dentistry.
A member of our team since 2012, Heather is happy to be fulfilling her dream of working in the health care field where she can help people. She enjoys educating patients about the link between their body and oral care while helping them gain confidence in their smile.
Heather is a native of Columbia, Tennessee, and has been married for eight years. She enjoys spending free time outside with her three-year-old daughter and loves traveling and seeing new places. She loves having new life experiences and says that her most thrilling adventure so far is skydiving!
Ashley attended Remington College and chose dentistry as a field when she realized she could make a difference and enhance someone’s life by improving their smile. She is certified in laser dentistry, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide.
Ashley became part of the Murfree Dental team in 2018. She feels that, as a dental hygienist, the most important thing is that her patients feel comfortable and not judged about their teeth in any way. She wants them to feel like they can let their guard down and not be nervous about their dental visit. Knowing that anxiety or fear is one of the major obstacles for people, she never wants that to be the case in her chair.
A native of Paris, Tennessee, Ashley spends free time with friends and family. She also enjoys anything outdoors and traveling to new cities.
Office Manager/Dental Assistant/Certified Phlebotomist
Brittany attended Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Murfreesboro, graduating with honors. As a single mom, she needed a rewarding career to support her daughter and then found she had a real passion for dentistry. She started her career as a dental assistant in 2004 and joined the Murfree Dental team in 2010. Over time, Brittany gradually learned about working in the front office and has transitioned to office manager,
Her favorite part of the job is seeing patients smile that have not smiled in years. Brittany loves helping patients overcome their fear of dentistry and changing their lives by improving their smiles.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Brittany moved to Murfreesboro when she was 12 years old. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and doing anything outdoors.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Sarah graduated with honors from Brightwood College and became licensed as a dental assistant in 2017. She joined Murfree Dental in 2018 and assists Dr. Murfree with all restorative procedures. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know our patients on a family level and helping them feel like they are at home.
Sarah is also nitrous oxide certified, CPR certified, and is currently in the process of becoming an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.
A native of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Sarah likes to spend her free time hunting, fishing, playing with her two miniature dachshunds Slinky and Penny, and spending time with her family and friends.