Meet the Doctors

Dr. Murphree


Auburn University 1976 BS biology
University of Alabama Birmingham 1980 DMD

Memberships and Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) since 1987.
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Clinical Research Associates, (CRA) clinical advisor and tester
Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC~live)
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Alabama Dental Association
The Tennessee Valley Dental Society
Since beginning practice in 1980, Dr. Murphree’s love of dentistry has been fed through learning.

Dr. Murphree’s ongoing postdoctoral education has deepened his understanding of the human dentition as a complete system, rather than independently functioning units. His training with dental text author, Pete Dawson, DDS at Dawson’s Centers for Advanced Dental Study in Clearwater, Florida focused on the interconnected relationships of the ‘Bite’ (TMJ or jaw joint), tooth wear patterns and their roles in day-to-day comfort, long term function and overall health.

*Successful completion of this course required approximately 120 hours of education.

Postdoctoral Education

Cosmetic Dentistry is the art and science of appearance related dentistry.
To explore this area of dentistry, Dr. Murphree joined The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 1987. Since then, he has consistently expanded his appreciation and knowledge of cosmetic dentistry through participation in the AACD Annual Scientific Sessions—held throughout North America from Hawaii to Vancouver to nearby Nashville Tennessee. (See Postdoctoral Education) In May of 2003, his peers in the AACD awarded him Alabama’s first medal in their National Smile Gallery Competition. In April of 2004, Dr. Murphree successfully completed the AACD’s written board examination in cosmetic dentistry and is now designated a Sustaining Member. In 2005, Dr. Murphree was again recognized by the AACD with four additional medals in the National Smile Gallery Competition. He continued his success in 2006 with four more medals. The Smile Gallery Competition was terminated after 2007 in Atlanta where Dr. Murphree received his 10th and last medal for his smile design for a charming Huntsville resident.  The AACD includes approximately 7,600 members from over 56 countries, see

Restorative Dentistry is the science of restoring the dentition to optimal health. Knowing that form and function are inseparable, Dr. Murphree is committed to being a student of this fundamental aspect of patient care. Whether the need is for repair of damaged teeth, elimination of decay, replacement of missing teeth or any other restorative challenge, Dr. Murphree takes genuine satisfaction in helping his patients. He has served since 1988 as a researcher and tester for Clinical Research Associates in Provo, Utah– a non-profit organization dedicated to serving dentists by evaluating dental materials, devices, and concepts for efficacy and clinical usefulness.


May 2012 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Washington D.C. (25 hrs).
May 2011 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Meeting Boston Mass.(25hrs)
Aug 2010 Tennessee AACD meeting (8hrs)
May 2010 American Academy Of Cosmetic Meeting in Dallas, Tex. (25 hrs)
Oct 2009 Astra Tech Incorporated in Conjunction with Dr. John LaneReview of Dental Implant Design and Prosthetic Options by Dr. Stuart Rimes, 4 CE Hours
Sep 2009 Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic DentistryHot Topics in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry by Dr. David Hornbrook, 7 CE Hours
Sep 2009 HPTC Compliance Training PartnersOSHA Compliance Training, 4 CE Hours
Jul 2009 Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates and OrthodonticsPediatric Dental Development by Dr. Mark Masterson, 1 CE Hour
Jan 2009 Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic DentistryPrepless Veneers by Dr. Dennis Wells, 7 CE Hours
Oct 2008 Patterson Dental SupplyThe 21st Century Digital Practice by Dr. Doug Voiers, 6 CE Hours
June 2008 The American Academy of Cosmetic DentistryGiving Your Patients Something to Smile About:  The Art of Direct Resin by Dr. Ronald D. Jackson, 3 CE HoursMultidisciplinary Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry by Dr. Robert Alan Lowe, 3 CE HoursEsthetic Update in Dental Ceramic and Implant Treatment:  A Biological Approach by Dr. Bernard Touati, 3 CE HoursSometimes Less is Better: A Laboratory Perspective on Prepless Veneers by Mark Willes, CDT, 3 CE Hours


Aesthetic Rehabilitation of the Worn Smile by Dr. Christopher Orr, 3 CE Hours

Composite Artistry Creating Anterior Masterpieces by Dr. Newton Fahl, Jr., 6 CE Hours

Making a Dark Tooth Lighter and Brighter with Vitality Using Direct Composite Resins, 2.5 CE Hours

May 2008 Tennessee Valley Study ClubEsthetic Outcomes in the Cosmetic Zone Regarding Dental Implants by Dr. Michael Reddy, 2 CE Hours
Feb 2008 Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Recreating the Beauty of Nature with Direct Resin Veneers by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb, 7 CE Hours
May 2007:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia 2.5 Hours

Implant Provisional’s: Mastering Esthetics in the Smile Zone – A Hands-On Course – David Pumphrey, DDS

May 2007:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia 6 Hours

Contemporary Esthetic Techniques and Materials – Frank Spear, DDS

May 2007:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia 3 Hours

Biological and Clinical Factors for Ultimate Esthetics Around Implants – Dennis Tarnow, DDS

May 2007:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia 3 Hours

When Cases Don’t Go So Right – Ross Nash, DDS

May 2007:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia 3 Hours

The Forgotten Duo – Restorative Esthetics and Periodontics – David Hornbrook, DDS and Peter Nordland, DMD

May 2007:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia 2.5 Hours

The Latest on the Kois Deprogrammer and the Kois Facebow Analyzer –A Hands-On Workshop – Donald Jayne, DDS

May 2007:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia 3 Hours

Advanced Bonding Techniques for All-Ceramic Restorations – A Hands-On Workshop – Bernie Villadiego, DDS and Charles Moreno, MDT (Master Dental Technician)

February 2007:

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Franklin, Tenn. 7 Hours

Science Driven Management – Restorative Predictability and Longevity – Dr. John Kois

November 2006:

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Franklin, Tenn.

Porcelain Restorations – Why Less is More – Dr. Tom Trinkner

August 2006:

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Franklin, Tenn.

Oral Art and Design – The Synergy of Esthetics
and Function – Michael Sesemann, DDS

May 2006:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, San Diego, Calif.

Generation After Generation Leads to Frustration –
Robert C. Margeas, DDS (Lecture)

Nature’s Model: Creating Anterior Tooth Shape Should Be Primary –
Lee Culp, CDT (Lecture)

Anterior Esthetics with Bonded Porcelain Restorations – Faults,
Failures, Fixes – Galip Guren, DDS

Power Session – Laboratory/Dentist Collaboration –
Pascal Magne, DMD (Lecture)

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Patients with Missing Anterior Teeth – Frank Spear, DDS (Lecture)

A System for Predictable Esthetics and Function –
Jimmy B. Eubank, DDS (Lecture)

Achieving Optimal Esthetics with Direct Resins –Douglas
A. Terry, DDS (Hands-on)

Mastering the Provisional Restoration – Douglas A. Terry,
DDS (Hands-on)

March 2006:

Frontier Dental Laboratories, Cabo San Lucas

Advanced Adhesion and Aesthetics, including courses titled:

Advanced porcelain systems and their applications

Shade selection, color mapping, and laboratory communication

How to get what you expect from your dental laboratory

How to be in the top 10% of the dental profession

Have fun doing the dentistry you enjoy most

September 2005: Alabama Academy of General Dentistry — Dr. Hugh Doherty
June 2005: Secrets of the Aesthetic Practice-Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
April 2005: UCLA School of Dentistry—Advanced Anterior Esthetics
April 2005: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Nashville, Tennessee*Making a Dark Tooth Lighter and Brighter with Vitality Using
Direct Composite Resin*Creating Veneer Treatment Success Beyond What you Thought Possible*Characteristics of a Strong Partnership with a Lab and an Esthetic
Practice*Enamelette Porcelain Veneers—‘Revolutionizing Porcelain Veneer Technology*Cosmetic Dentistry and Lasers: The Revolution*AACD Digital Accreditation Photography and Advanced Photoshop


*Accepting the Ultimate Challenge of Matching an Anterior Indirect Restoration
to Natural Teeth

*The Art and Science of Treatment Planning 1 and 2

*Mastering Dental Photography: Competence and Confidence for Accreditation

March 2005: Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education-Occlusion in the Clinical Practice
February 2005: UCLA School of Dentistry —Advanced Anterior
June 2004: Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry –Pretty as a Picture” Dental Aesthetics
June 2004: Texas Academy of General Dentistry: The Digital Patient Consultation and Power Point for Dental Speakers
May 2004: Las Vegas Extravaganza: *Dr. Bill Dorfman: Extreme Dentistry : The Secrets Behind Challenging Aesthetic
Cases,*Combining Aesthetics and Occlusion for Longevity and Stability*48 Hours in the Life of the Oral Cavity*Pressed Ceramic vs. Feldspathic: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly*Simplifying Complex Reconstructions: Predictable Occlusion, Function,
Sequencing and Materials Selection
April 2004:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
– Vancouver , BC , Canada

*The Esthetic Rehabilitation-Systematic Approach for Comprehensive Esthetic

*The Indirect Conservative Esthetic Restoration-Porcelain and Resin
Inlays and Onlays

*Occlusion and Comprehensive Dentistry Go Hand in Hand

*Achieving Anterior Aesthetics with Direct Resins

*Predictable Porcelain Preparation-A Hands-on Workshop Using Microscopes
and Mannequins

April 2004: Eighth District Dental Society of Alabama
: Esthetics In Action! Clinical Techniques, Materials, & Technology
March 2004:

Excellence in Dentistry— Destin , Florida

*Change a Smile…Change a Life With Esthetic Dentistry

*Increasing Practice Productivity, Effectiveness and Enjoyment

*A Systematic Approach in Aesthetic Restoration of Anterior Dentition

*The Latest and Greatest Success in Cosmetic Dentistry

*Secret Weapons of a Successful Aesthetic Practice

*Wellness, Mind and Spirit –Goldie Hawn

March 2004: Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education– Esthetic Techniques and Materials
January 2004:

Cane, Watters New Orleans , LA.

*Human Relations and the Challenges in Different Gender Communication

*Communicating Your Vision

September 2003: Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Longevity: The Place Where Esthetics and Occlusion Meet

Dr. Murphree has been awarded 10 medals in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual Smile Gallery competition.

These awards were given to Dr. Murphree by his peers in the Academy which is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry representing over 7600 members located in over 76 countries.  See

All photos are Dr. Murphree’s patients. Individual results may vary.


Dr. Reed



Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University in 2009 with a BS in Biomedical Sciences.
Earned his DMD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2013.        


Dr. Davis Reed, DMD, is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Reed graduated from Huntsville High School in 2005 in the top 10 of his class. He attended Auburn University where he served as a College of Sciences and Mathematics Leader and in 2009 graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree. Dr. Davis Reed attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and graduated in 2013 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree.  Dr. Davis Reed is currently certified by the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama and the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies (CITA). During his free time, Dr. Reed enjoys fly fishing, hunting, hiking and going to the lake.