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Meet Charlotte Dentist, Dr. Brian A. McMurtry

Brian A. McMurtry DDS FAGD grew up near the beautiful and sunny beaches of Clearwater, Florida. After graduating valedictorian from Countryside High School, his college years were spent at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Biochemistry Track)(1997) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (2001).

After graduating from dental school, Dr. McMurtry entered the United States Navy, completing a General Practice Residency and serving as Dental Department Head aboard the USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41). In 2005, after resigning his commission as a decorated veteran from the Navy, Dr. McMurtry opened his dental practice in the Mountain Island Lake area of Charlotte and has been proudly serving his patients since that time.

Dr. McMurtry was awarded the title of “Fellow” by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) in 2009. A general dentist who is a "Fellow" in the AGD has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education. Dr. McMurtry has also taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he held the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Operative Department. 

He is a proud supporter of the local community, often seen running around the baseball, soccer, and lacrosse fields  with his wife and four boys.

Dr McMurtry and his staff are committed to providing the best possible care to their patients and look forward to seeing you and your family soon.

Professional Experience

2005 - Present Private Practice Charlotte, NC
2004 - 2013 UNC School of Dentistry - Adjunct Faculty Chapel Hill, NC
2004 - 2005 Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic Little Creek, VA
2002 - 2004 USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41) - Dental Department Head Little Creek, VA
2001 - 2002 Naval Hospital Great Lakes - General Practice Residency Great Lakes, IL


2001 - 2002 Naval Hospital Great Lakes - General Practice Residency Great Lakes, IL
1997 - 2001 UNC School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery Chapel Hill, NC
1993 - 1997 UNC Chapel Hill - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry ; Minor in Biology Chapel Hill, NC
1989 - 1993 Countryside High School - Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian Little Creek, VA

Professional Memberships

2002 - Present AGD - Academy of General Dentistry
Fellowship awarded in 2009
2005 - 2010 North Carolina and Charlotte Dental Societies
1998 - 2010 American Dental Association
1998 - 2001 American Student Dental Association
1998 - 2001 Psi Omega Dental Fraternity
President, 2000
Treasurer, 1998 - 1999
1995 - Present Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Fraternity


2009 Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry
2008 Promotion to rank of Lieutenant Commander, USNR
2004 Navy Commendation Medal
2004 Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Insignia
2004 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
2004 Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
2002 Navy Achievement Medal
2001 Psi Omega Fraternal Achievement Award
2000 Oral Medicine Curriculum Enhancement Fellowship
1999 - 2000 Dean's Interdisciplinary Committe for Prevention
1998 UNC Dental Mexico Project
1997 - 2001 US Navy Health Professions Scholarship
1993 Valedictorian, Countryside High School (#1 of 451)


2003 Strauss R, Mofidi M, Sandler ES, Williamson R 3rd, McMurtry BA, Carl LS, Neal EM. Reflective learning in community based dental education. J. Dental Education. 2003 Nov; 67(11):1234-42
2001 McMurtry B, Davidian D, Dorsett D. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. CD-Rom v2
2000 McMurtry B, Davidian D, Dorsett D. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. CD-Rom v1


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