Griffin T. Murphey D.D.S. F.A.C.D.
Of thirteen doctors and dentists in the Murphey Family, Dr. Griffin Murphey is the seventh dentist to carry on the healing tradition. As a Fort Worth Native, Dr. Murphey graduated from Arlington Heights High School. Later he graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio where he majored in biology. In college he was captain of Trinity's rifle team and a member of the National Society of Pershing Rifles. He graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1974. Originally an Army R.O.T.C commissioned officer, he served in the U.S. Navy, assigned to the United States Marine Corps.
His unit, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, served in the evacuations of Vietnam and Cambodia. He holds, among others, the Humanitarian Service medal due to this service. A marksman, he holds the distinction of being the only Naval dental officer to win a Divisional intramural rifle and pistol championship in the Marine Corps.
Dr. Murphey is well known as an accomplished, prize-winning scale modeler. He enjoys close work such as painting details on tiny model planes for his ship collection, which was recently displayed at the Southwest Regional Library in Fort Worth.
In 1975 he married the former Anne Clark of Fort Worth and in 1976 he established his private practice in its current location. The Murphey's have three daughters, Mary Ellen, graduate of Texas A&M University, Sarah, graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, and Margaret graduate of Texas Christian University.
Besides Dr. Murphey's great fondness for model building and the military, in his spare time he also organizes the Friends of the Royal Flying Corps. Every other year he holds a memorial service on Memorial Day for the twelve WW-1 British, Canadian, and American volunteer pilots of the British Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force who are buried here in the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetary in Texas, located at Greenwood Memorial Park. The next service is Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, this service will commemorate 100 years since its inception.
Dr. Murphey has held several offices in the Fort Worth District Dental Society and is a member of the Texas and American Dental Associations.
Photos from Dr. Griffin Murphey's time when he served as a U.S. Navy dental officer attached to the U.S. Marine Corps, 1974-1976.
He recieved the humanitarian Service medal for his work in Refugee relief.
My Practice Philosophy
When you visit my office, I want to give you the best dental care possible. To me, this means the most appropriate care, not necessarily the most expensive, nor certainly not the cheapest. My personal opinion is that almost anyone's teeth can be saved for an acceptable cost, but I fear a lot of patients never have their basic disease controlled at the outset of dental care.
Both decay and gum disease are infectious diseases. They respond well to the removal of bacteria and the mechanical correction of the structural damage to the teeth, gums, and bone. However, if the patient has no commitment to effective lifestyle changes that lead to improved care, whatever the dentist does will be doomed. You have to hang up the 16 oz bottles of soft drinks.
I'm talking here about the need for the follow-up home care and regular dental care in general.
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