John Murphy, DDS, MS - (Retired)

Dr. Murphy attended St. Thomas College (now University of St. Thomas) in St. Paul, Minnesota, and continued his education at Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago. After graduation, he joined the US Army. 

After serving in the army, Dr. Murphy enjoyed a general practice here in Glen Ellyn with Dr. John Clancy. They worked together for five years until Dr. Murphy had the opportunity to study orthodontics at the University of Detroit in “swinging downtown” Detroit. 

Orthodontics has been a way of life in Glen Ellyn for Dr. Murphy at several locations. The 456 N. Park Blvd. office building originally was the practice of a pioneer in orthodontics, Dr. Karl Von Der Height. Dr. Murphy first remodeled the office in 1985 and it was completely reconstructed in 2001/2002. 

Dr. Murphy’s personal interests include downhill skiing, photography, traveling, and most recently, golf. He and his wife Kathy enjoy sharing these interests with their four children: Brian, Kathleen, Sean, and Megan.

Dr. Murphy felt great fulfillment when he contributed more than smiles to the community. Throughout the community, he has donated bronze statues of children riding bicycles, reading books atop a park bench, and a few others. Many passersby have stopped in to thank Dr. Murphy for his continued support of the community.