Meet Dr. Murray

For the past 30 years it has been my goal to give each patient a true “wow” experience of a beautiful new smile. I love helping people and I really believe our patients are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met!  I love coming to work each day and I derive great satisfaction in creating and maintaining healthy beautiful smiles in the eyes of my patients while also providing a warm, friendly and comfortable dental experience.

Education

I began my formal education at Brigham Young University and continued at the University of Michigan Dental School, earning my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. As a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, I continually update my knowledge and skills in the newest and most effective dental treatments and technology. I am also certified in Epigenetic Orthodontics and as a provider of TruDenta therapy.

    Meet Dr. Seare

    I have been practicing dentistry since August 2003 and an aspect of my profession that I love is seeing how satisfied my patients are after their treatment is finished.  I also enjoy helping to get my patients out of pain so they can enjoy life again.  It’s always great to see and connect with patients in the community.

    Being a person who enjoys taking care of others and using my artistic and creative talents, I knew that the field of dentistry was going to be the perfect fit for me. When a patient told me that he was no longer afraid of going to the dentist, I really felt I had impacted his life in a positive way. I take great satisfaction in knowing I’m making a difference in my patients’ lives through my dental care.

    Education

    I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at Portland State University where I studied sciences and music, and received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University Class of 2003.

      Meet the Team

      Amy / Rainbow Brite

      Head Dental Assistant

      Amy has been a loyal part of our dental team since 2002. As head dental assistant, Amy assists both doctors during patient procedures, takes X-rays and lab work, moves sterilization along, and keeps up on ordering the office’s inventory. Getting to know her patients and their life story is one of Amy’s greatest passions about her job. Seeing the excitement on a patient’s face when they achieve their desired smile also brings her a lot of happiness.

      Working with both Dr. Murray and Dr. Seare is a great experience for Amy because both doctors have distinctive personalities, making the work atmosphere that much more fun and relaxing. In addition, Amy loves working for both doctors because they truly care about each patient and ensure they stay up-to-date on dental care practices.

      Sally / Mary Poppins

      Dental Hygienist

      Sally is another one of our extremely hardworking dental hygienists who enjoys the duties that come with her job. These include cleaning teeth, and educating and assisting patients in maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. Our office is one of Sally’s favorite places to be and she enjoys working with such wonderful patients and her caring and competent staff members. She believes that Dr. Murray and Dr. Seare both provide excellent dentistry in a kind and gentle manner.

      Born and raised in Salem, Sally is married and has one son. She loves the outdoors and lives on a small acreage. On weekends, you can find Sally riding her horses and enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

      Sarah / Storm

      Dental Assistant

      As one of our dental assistants, Sarah takes care of patients while also assisting the doctors with their procedures. Sarah is deeply concerned with her patients’ well-being and always asks them how their day is going. Coming into work is a real pleasure for Sarah because Dr. Murray and Dr. Seare are relaxed and upbeat and extremely professional.

      In her spare time Sarah works hard at training her five Australian shepherds for upcoming dog shows. She also leads a small dog 4-H Club in Marion County.

      Sandy / Invisible Woman

      Dental Hygienist

      Sandy is one of our upbeat dental hygienists who is a perfectionist at cleaning teeth and giving her patients a top quality dental experience. Sandy has been a part of our team since 2006 and is a people person. She admires how dedicated our dentists are to their practice, while also being fun and creating an upbeat atmosphere.

      At home, Sandy is happily married and quite busy looking after her three children.

      Ann / Wonder Woman

      Dental Hygienist

      Ann has been working with us as a dental hygienist since 1997. As a hygienist, Ann cleans teeth, educates patients on dental and oral hygiene, takes X-rays, supports both our dentists and works as a team with doctors and staff.

      One of Ann’s biggest passions about her job is educating and helping people to achieve a healthy mouth while building trusting relationships with patients. As a lifetime resident of the Willamette Valley, Ann has lived in West Salem for the past 19 years. Ann is married with two grown children and enjoys traveling, exercise, home interiors and gardening.

      Pam / Elastigirl

      TruDenta Therapist and Dental Assistant

      Pam loves getting to know each patient and their family. She especially appreciates the one-on-one time that she has with all of the patients going through TruDenta therapy. Seeing the changes in their lives is very rewarding. She says that seeing people’s smiles and working with a great team make for a very super day.

      Pam’s free time is spent with family, often in outdoor activities such as kayaking and mountain biking.

      Debbie / Merida

      Front Office

      Debbie is one of our friendly front desk people who greets patients, post services to accounts, receivables, scheduling patients and prepares treatment plans for insurance companies and patients.  Debbie feels like she has the best job in the office because she gets to meet, greet and visit with all of our amazing patients.

      As a native Oregonian, Debbie was born and raised in Portland.  She moved to Salem in 1995 and started working with Dr Murray in 1997.  She is married with two grown children and 2 grandchildren who are a tremendous joy in her life.

      Vickie / Catwoman

      Administrative Coordinator

      Vickie is our trusted administrative coordinator, who deals with insurance claims administration, troubleshooting, accounts receivables, coordinating office projects, computer troubleshooting, and financial arrangements. She has been working in the dental field since 1981 and joined our team in 1992 originally as an assistant. Troubleshooting patient concerns and working with such an amazing staff are Vickie’s favorite things about her job. She loves coming into the office every day because she enjoys working with Dr. Murray and Dr. Seare as they care deeply about their patients while giving the best dental care possible.

      Vickie is married and her two sons are currently enrolled in college. In her spare time, you can find Vickie cooking, gardening, and volunteering. She also hopes to travel in the near future.

      Alice / Ninja Girl

      Front Desk

      Our bubbly front office lady is Alice, also known as Ali. She enthusiastically handles scheduling, posting and patient interactions. She loves everything Hello Kitty, loves working with a super team and getting to know our great patients.

      In her home time, Ali loves to watch her son’s basketball games and track meets.

      Denise / Star Girl

      Accounts Payable

      Star Girl is the perfect superhero name for Denise because she feels like a star every time she walks into the Orchard Heights Dental office.  The entire team love it when she comes, especially on payday!  Denise’s office responsibilities include all accounts payable for OHD and general running of errands.  When she’s not at the office she likes going to her “happy place” on a beach reading a good book!!

      Denise was born and raised in Portland and has a happy memory walking to elementary school with her dad and squishing worms on the sidewalk.  She graduated from BYU then lived in  the hot hot hot and cold cold cold of Michigan for ten years.  She moved with her husband (Dr Murray) and two children back to the northwest in 1988 and settled in Salem. Their family added a sweet little baby boy in 1993 and she is now also the happy grandma to one awesome dude grandson.

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