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Patrick A. Murray, DDS, PC

Education

Dr. Murray grew up in nearby Kensington, MD, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He completed his dental education at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1976. Dr. Murray fulfilled his ROTC obligation and entered the US Army and completed a General Practice Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, and three additional years at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA.

Current Work

Dr. Murray has been in private practice since 1986 at the present location on Shady Grove Road in Rockville, MD. This office is a general dental practice offering most specialties of modern dentistry.  Dr. Murray was selected as one of the “Best Dentists” in DC, Maryland and Virginia by Bethesda Magazine in January 2009. Dr. Patrick A. Murray was also selected as one of the “Best Dentists in DC, MD, and Northern VA” by Washingtonian Magazine in October 2006, August 2009, and  May 2011. Please click on the links below to see the articles about Dr. Murray.

Appearance Related Dentistry

In our office there is also an emphasis on appearance related dentistry. Dr. Murray is one of a small number of dentists accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and was the second dentist in Maryland to achieve this status. He also served as an AACD board member for four years.

Forensic Dentistry

Dr. Murray has always had a latent interest in forensic dentistry, which came to the forefront after September 11, 2001. Utilizing courses in Forensic Dentistry and Forensic Anthropology, Dr. Murray joined the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT). The Region 3 DMORT Team is part of the National Disaster Medical System.  In past years, Dr. Murray served as the Training Officer for the DMORT 3 Team. Recent forensic dentistry experiences include victim identifications at the Warwick, RI, Nightclub Fire in 2003, and the aftermath in Gulfport, MS, following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Currently, Dr. Murray is a forensic odontologist consultant for the Medical Examiners office in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2012, Dr. Murray has served on the planning committee for the Preparedness Emergency Response and Recovery Consortium and Exposition (PERRC).

Community Outreach

Dr. Murray has always been involved in helping others in the community that can not afford dental care.  Dr. Murray provides dental services for many pro bono cases for the Montgomery County Department for Victims Assistance, a program that helps provide dental care for crime victims and their family members. For 15 years, Dr. Murray’s team has taken several cases per year for Donated Dental Services of Maryland, an outreach program for Maryland residents who are mentally or physically disabled and do not qualify for care under other programs.

Bethesda Magazine Profile

Click here to read Dr. Murray’s profile in Bethesda Magazine, January 2009.  

 Washingtonian Magazine Articles

Click here to see the “Top Dentists” list in Washingtonian Magazine, October 2006.  
Click here to read the “Top Dentists” list in Washingtonian Magazine, August 2009.  
Click here to read the “Top Dentists” list in Washingtonian Magazine, May 2011.  
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