Meet our Team
Kenneth A. Murphy D.D.S.
Dr. Murphy graduated from Emory College, and then received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Once he finished dental school, he entered a Post-Graduate General Practice Residency at the Emory University School of Post-Graduate Dentistry, where he learned to treat a variety of complex cases, both in a hospital setting for patients with medical complications and a traditional private office.
Ever since the sixth grade, Dr. Murphy knew he wanted to be a dentist. That was when he did a term paper on careers, and after researching dentistry and later visiting the dental school at Emory, he decided the field of dentistry was for him. Dr. Murphy opened his practice in Atlanta in 1991, and in the year 2000, he moved to a larger facility in the Medical Quarters Building to better serve his patients.
He is a firm believer in continuing his education and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the Northern District Dental Society. Dr. Murphy has been collecting dental figurines for over 20 years. It is an impressive collection of about 200 pieces! Most are displayed in our reception area and conference room for our patients to enjoy. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Murphy is an avid dog lover. He has four Boston Terriers, Koby , Piper, Phoebe and Little Boo. He reads about a book a week and is addicted to his iPad.
Diane Robards – Business Assistant
Diane is friendly and courteous. She makes you feel welcome before you have ever met her in person because chances are you will speak with her on the phone first before visiting our office. Diane does it all, from the scheduling, financial arrangements and ensuring the prompt care of the unforeseen emergency. For patients with a tight budget, Diane can help them with outside financing. She fields all insurance calls and is excellent at helping patients understand how their insurance benefits work and how to maximize their insurance.
Danielle Beckett – Dental Hygienist
Danielle is back from her intensive studies with the Georgia State Dental Hygiene Program! She was Dr. Murphy’s assistant for 3 years before she left to further her dental education, and is now excited to be working with patients as our Dental Hygienist. Her top priority is making every patient feel comfortable during their appointments and to meet each patient’s individual needs at every visit. Danielle resides in Canton, GA with her husband, son and Boxer.
Amanda Ziller – Dental Assistant
Amanda is the 3rd generation of her family to choose the dental profession! Her primary goal is to ensure that each of her patients is as comfortable as possible. When not working, she likes to be outside, traveling and spending time with her family.