Joseph McMurray, DMD
Joseph C. McMurray, DMD, MBA, is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that has been serving the South Valley (Gilroy and Morgan Hill) area since 1997.
Introduction and Background
Dr. McMurray received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Pt. Loma Nazarene College. He went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious Washington University, in St. Louis School of Dental Medicine, where he received numerous awards for academics and research.
Dr. McMurray then pursued his passion for surgery by completing his 4 year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Southern California (LAC) medical center, which ranks among the top 10 in the US out of nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated by US New and World Report.
Why I Became an Oral Surgeon
— Dr. Joseph C. McMurray
Only two highly qualified candidates are invited to train yearly at USC’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. And during his residency, he trained alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology(ear, nose, and throat), emergency medicine, and other specialty areas and received intensive training in dentoalveolar surgery (extraction of wisdom teeth, complicated extractions), maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, head and neck pathology, and dental implant surgery.
Learning is a lifelong passion for Dr. McMurray. He holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University – one of the nation’s premier graduate business schools. His passion for surgery is only equaled with his commitment to a business based on a foundation of high ethical standards. Dr. McMurray’s philosophy is that providing outstanding patient care should never come at a cost of running an efficient business practice.
Working with Patients
Dr. McMurray proudly served the military for 11 years with the U.S. Navy. He was fleet Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and was the clinical department head at U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy.
He is an accomplished Commercial pilot and Certified Flight Instructor and holds an instrument rating in high performance complex single engine airplanes. Community involvement through Rotary International and his passion to help others has drawn him to volunteer his time to Angel Flight (www.angelflight.org); a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. As well as an active member of Los Medicos Voladores (http://www.flyingdocs.org) nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of geographically diverse peoples in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Dr. McMurray is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association, Santa Clara Dental Society.
Oral Surgeon Best of the Bay
Thanks to his valued patients, Dr. McMurray was featured on “Best of the Bay”! Also Nominated for Best Dentist in San Francisco County for 2009.
"I am extremely humbled, as well as honored, that my patients took the time out of their busy day to go online and vote for me!" - Dr. McMurray