We strive to provide a place where you will feel comfortable and confident that you will receive the attention and care you deserve. We will listen to you,address each of your needs and concerns, and provide you with everything you need to achieve the beautiful smile you want. In short, we promise to take excellent care of you.
We like to think of our practice as the perfect mix of professionalism and fun! Dr. Murphy is acertified orthodontic specialist,which means she completed a two-year residency program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics after completing four years of dental school.
Our team at Friendship Heights Orthodontics is aTop 1%Diamond Invisalign Provider. We have successfully treated more smiles with Invisalign than 99% of providers in North America. We know exactly how to get you the smile you want with the latest technologies (including intraoral scanners and in-office 3-D printing).
Growing up, I loved spending Saturday mornings working with my dad. He owned a motorcycle shop in my rural Connecticut hometown, so this mostly meant tagging along for the many errands needed to maintain a small business. I always got two lollipops at the bank and was included in all theconversations I was delighted and proud to be, (it was obvious to me), a valuable consultant and business partner.
I blame these mornings for the almost instant certainty I felt when introduced to orthodontics, that it would be the right field for me. Which, I know isnt terribly intuitive, but working with my dad proved to be kind of inspiring. He obviously enjoyed getting to know the clients and vendors he frequently worked with and it was fun to see the pride he expressed in earning the communitys trust and coaching a team to provide services they were all proud to have their names on.
I later saw that this field could provide an opportunity to form those same relationships in a way that would have an incredibly positive impact on peoples lives. It pulled in creativity, artistry, and design all things that I loved. To me, it was perfect. And motorcycles werent really my thing.
Although not a daredevil, Ive always been an active type. Growing up, I played all kinds of sports until college brought me to Wake Forest in North Carolina, where I decided I would become a marathon runner. Despite a laughable first attempt at 26.2 miles, I stuck with it and have now completed 9 full marathons.I also love downhill skiing, rooting for my favorite New York sports teams (mostly the Giants, which isnt always easy) and exploring our city and others while visiting with friends and family.
My orthodontics residency is what brought me to DC. I remember arriving here from Connecticut with my best friend to apartment hunt, excitedly circling the Washington Monument twice before realizing she had punched Washington, DC into our navigation ap and not the name of our hotel. It was a silly mistake that made for a grandiose welcome to a city that would quickly become my home. My ability to get around has (thankfully!) greatly improved in the 7years Ive spent here, and I cant imagine living anywhere else.
We call them the Dream Team! This group of talented and caring womenshares our vision of being the best choice for orthodontic treatment in the Washington, DC area.They are all genuinely nice,entertaining, and appreciate our quest for perfection.
No matter how you arrive, we would be surprised if our team doesnt send you home smiling!Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
Greetings! I am Jillian, your most excellent financial and insurance coordinator. I am here to make sure you receive the best orthodontic treatment with payment options that are comfortable for you! Our practice is determined tonot let finances stand in the way of getting the treatment you want.
I love meeting new patients and helping them as they take the first steps on their orthodontic journey. Not to mention, it is so totally cool to see the magic of transforming smiles that happens here every day!
I was born in Fairfax, VA but slowly made my way south to Texas when I was a kid. While everything might not be better in Texas it is definitely bigger. I'm looking at you, narrow DC streets! Also, Bluebell ice cream! Have I mentioned that I like snacks? Aside from Harry Potter, snacks are my favorite hobby and I love trying all of the delicious foods that DC has to offer. My family is also pretty cool I guess. It's definitely big! As the oldest of six, I have five built-in best friends, although as any oldest child will tell you it took me a while to actually like any of them. I am currently in a loving relationship with sushi, although who knows what it will be next month! Fingers crossed for tacos.
Hi there! I'm a native to the DMV, growing up in Arlington and now raising my own 2 children with my husband in Springfield! In my spare time, you can find me on the soccer field sidelines cheering on my kids (6 days a week)! I also enjoy singing soprano in my church choir!As the Scheduling Coordinator, I will be one of the first faces waiting to greet you upon your arrival at the office. My goal and main priority are to provide our patients with exceptional customer service, accommodating your needs, and busy schedules. With years of experience both behind the front desk and in the clinic, I'm ready to help solve any problem you may have.
I love spending my days working with a great team and caring for our incredible patients. Each person brings so much positive energy to our office, and were always smiling and laughing. Its wonderful to work in an environment where we make people smilewhile developing healthy smiles for them. I create retainers and splints in our onsite lab, along with taking images. My goal each day is to make people smile and enjoy their visits.
I love working with people and helping them improve their self-esteem by improving their smiles. Its a joy to watch their confidence grow, along with their personality, as they move through care. I spend my days with our patients, making sure they are comfortable and happy while here. I take X-rays, photographs, impressions, and intraoral scans for our doctors to review. I also answer questions from patients and parents about treatment and anything else.
I grew up right outside of Boston and now live in Maryland with my husband, our 1-year-old son, and 2 dogs! The dogs and my son keep me pretty busy but I love finding time to hang out with friends and grab some local pizza!