Our Staff

The caring staff at Murphy Family Dental help make your experiences with us as pleasant as possible.


Julie – Office Manager

Julie was born in South Dakota and lived in various parts of the Midwest before moving to Alaska.  She worked 25 years in retail management, and was ready for a change to a field where the hours were reasonable (no more getting to work at 5 am) and where she could serve patients instead of dealing with customers.  More →


Kim – Front Desk Coordinator

Kim is a “Jersey Girl” who moved to Alaska in 1990 and started working for Dr. George Murphy when she was “just a baby” at the old office building across the street. Over the years her responsibilities have increased, both at the office and at home.  More →


Dixie – Office Assistant

Dixie and her husband moved to Alaska from South Dakota in 2001, planning to stay four years. They are now in their eleventh year of the four year plan, and there is no more talk about moving away.  More →


Stephanie – Office Assistant/Dental Assistant

Stephanie has lived in Alaska for 31 years, is a graduate of the UAA Dental Assisting Program, and has 12 years experience at the front desk and as a dental assistant. Her job title is Office Assistant/Dental Assistant, and Stephanie fills her dual role with incredible energy, juggling many different tasks and willingly doing whatever needs to be done to keep the office running smoothly.  More →


Collette – Dental Assistant

Collette came to Alaska in 1975 from Minnesota, first working as a veterinary medical technician, and then starting her career as a Dental Assistant with Dr. George Murphy. Thirty-five years later she’s still working for Dr. Murphy (and Dr. Murphy and Dr. Murphy), still making beautiful temporary crowns and bridges for people to wear while they wait for their lab work to be finished, and still treating each patient she encounters with warmth and respect.  More →


Shannon – Hygienist

Shannon was born and raised in Alaska and is a graduate of the UAA Dental Hygiene School. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), with a total of 21 years’ experience (7 years at Murphy Family Dental.)  More →


Kerry – Hygienist

Kerry has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) since 1979, starting in South Dakota where she was born and raised and where she went to school at the University of South Dakota. She moved to Alaska in 1974 and now she’s home.  More →


Anne – Hygienist

Anne has lived her whole life in Alaska.  She was born in Anchorage, graduated from West High, and went on to study at UAA.  She received her degree in dental assisting and dental hygiene in 1986 and has spent the past 26 years thoroughly enjoying being a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).  From her first day on the job at Murphy Family Dental it was clear that she has made many friends through her work as a hygienist – a number of her former patients have followed her here, and they have wonderful things to say about her.   More →


Kristin – Dental Assistant

Kristin recently joined our team at Murphy Family Dental as a Dental Assistant. Kristin graduated from a dental assisting program in Oakwood GA in 2006 with a diploma and expanded duties certificates.  She was born in Connecticut, but has lived in Massachusetts, Georgia, Washington, North Carolina, Italy, Alabama and now Alaska.   More →