We can’t claim that Dr. Steve Murphree is the best dentist in Auburn because there is no objective way to measure that, but we can help you choose the best dentist for you. We’ll dedicate the next section to telling you about Dr. Murphree’s credentials and awards, but one of the most important things we can tell you needs to come first.
Whether they need a general, cosmetic, or pediatric dentist, Dr. Murphree is the dentist that many area dentists, doctors, and other professionals choose for their own care.
Who Qualifies as a Best Dentist?
When you’re talking about cosmetic dentistry, you have to be careful. Many dentists claim to be able to do cosmetic dentistry. Actually, anyone who has merely graduated from dental school can make that claim because it isn’t a legally recognized specialty. And since dental schools focus on the functional aspects of dentistry, doing cosmetic dentistry well requires significant post-graduate training.
Only a few dentists have the drive and artistic temperament to pursue the rigorous post-graduate training needed to produce really beautiful results. That is one of the reasons the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry was founded—to recognize dentists who have this temperament and drive.
Dr. Murphree is one of only a small percentage of dentists to have completed the written exams toward accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, making him a sustaining member. His peers in the AACD have recognized the beauty and quality of his work with ten medals in the International Smile Gallery competition, including two gold medals.
In addition, he has completed the full course of training at the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Diego and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in Clearwater, Florida. And he is one of only 200 dentists ever chosen to serve as Clinical Research Advisor for Clinical Research Associates, a post he has held for nearly 30 years.
Making Your Choice
You may want to find out more by visiting our Meet Dr. Murphree page, or you may choose instead to see the quality of his work in his Gallery of Smiles. There is also more information on his work with children on our Pediatric Dentist page. And there is a wealth of information on the services we provide on his website as well.
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