Dr. Dean Murphy, DDS

Dr. Dean Murphy, DDS

Orthodontics  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Dr. Dean Murphy, DDS is a dentist who practices in Rockford, IL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.Read his story

2835 McFarland Rd Ste A

Rockford, IL 61107

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Dr. Murphy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "Dr. Murphy was educated as a dentist and orthodontist at Chicago's Loyola University. A native of the Chicago suburbs, he has lived in the Rockford area for over 25 years. Early arch development, cleft palate, TMJ treatment have been areas of particular interest in his 27 years as a practicing orthodontist. Continuing education to learn new techniques and apply those ideas to help patients has been a passion throughout his career. As the father of six children, Dr. Murphy understands children's wishes, feeling and concerns. He works with them to turn problems and obstacles into goals and achievements. Close attention and the desire to listen help carry over into his professional work. Solving problems becomes the "motto for the day" as each patient presents unique challenges. The latest technologies and diagnostic techniques are applied to help with a patient's many needs."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "At Orthodontic Specialties, Dr. Murphy believes that everyone can have a beautiful smile. Enhancing your smile and developing beauty in the face is what orthodontics and facial orthopedics is all about. Nothing brightens up a room and breeds confidence in a person more than a wonderful smile. Being self-conscious about a poor smile and crooked teeth can be very distracting and cause feelings of inadequacy. Orthodontics can help build a positive self-image."

Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Conditions Treated

  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite


  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adolescent
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adult
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainers

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Loyola
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Northern Illinois University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Loyola University of Chicago / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Loyola University / School of Dentistry
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Illinois - Cleft Palate Center
    Other Education | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

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Patient Comments (1)

in Rockford, IL |
Top notch! Dr. Murphy at Orthodontic Specialties is one of the best of the best in his field. He has expert knowledge of all treatments and you really feel confident that you are in good hands under his care. He has helped me maintain a proper bite over the years and minimize and treat the...more
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