Dr. Murphy is a lifelong Hoosier who emerged from an honest working class family in Richmond, Ind. His parents— a father who worked for the railroad and mother who stayed at home— encouraged him to pursue a world-class education. Recognizing an aptitude for using his hands and an inclination for making one-on-one connections with people, he chose dentistry. He graduated from the Indiana University in Bloomington in 1986 with a degree in Biology, and then graduated from IU Dental School in 1991. Interacting with others and earning the trust of the people who visit Allisonville Family Dentistry is his passion. He strives to create a very warm, welcoming environment for his patients and aims to offer honest answers to questions in easily understood terms. Outside of life at the office, he cheers for the Indiana University Basketball team and enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He and his wife reside in Fishers. They have two daughters who are following in their footsteps by also attending Indiana University.
Vickie has brightened smiles for over three decades including over 20 years alongside Dr. Murphy. She hails from Muncie and graduated from Ralph Eder Vocational school with a certificate in Dental Assisting. Vickie’s favorite time working with Dr. Murphy is hearing a new patient say, “Thanks to Dr. Murphy and his staff, I no longer experience dental anxiety.” Knowing she has alleviated that anxiety makes her job more meaningful. She truly feels her patients are like family. A Kentucky native, she spent her formative years in Muncie, Ind. She enjoys boating, watersports, relaxing, cooking, spending time with family, and entertaining friends at Dale Hollow Lake. In February 2012, she was blessed with the chance to travel to Guatemala for a dental mission trip.
Laura has served as an Expanded Functions Assistant for 24 years including 14 years with Dr. Murphy and Allisonville Family Dentistry. She was born and raised in Indiana and attended the Dental Assisting Program at Professional Careers Institute. Laura’s favorite thing about dentistry is the variety of things she gets to do. Every day is different. She enjoys taking care of people and creating positive experiences. She said the caring people at Allisonville Family Dentistry make work a joy and she always looks forward to being at work. She resides in Fishers with her husband and 3 children. Her oldest, only daughter, will start at Ball State next year. Her two boys spend most of their time on the lacrosse field.
Andrea, a Kokomo, Ind. native, with a degree in Dental Hygiene from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, has worked with Dr. Murphy since March 2011. Andrea loves working for Dr. Murphy because the staff and patients are like a big family. She enjoys educating her patients about prevention and seeing the progress they make between visits on their way to optimum oral health. In her spare time she volunteers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is a mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and an alumni advisor for her Phi Mu sorority. She resides in the Broadripple area, where she enjoys spending time on the Monon trail. She is also a big fan of the Indiana Hoosiers and the Green Bay Packers.