Charlotte, NC Dentist Brian A. McMurtryCharlotte dentist, Dr. Brian A. McMurtry 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 also teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Operative Department.

Dr. McMurtry and his wife, Lisa, have four amazing boys, who are often seen in ads for the office.

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 - Present UNC-CH School Of Dentistry Chapel Hill, NC
          Adjunct Faculty  
2004 - 2005 Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic Norfolk, VA
2002 - 2004 USS WHIDBEY ISLAND LSD-41 Little Creek, VA
          Head, Dental Department  
2001 - 2002 U.S. Navy - Naval Hospital Great Lakes Great Lakes, IL
          General Practice Resident  


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

Professional Memberships

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


2009 Fellowship in the Academy Of General Dentistry
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



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
2000 McMurtry B, Davidian D, Dorsett D. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. CD-Rom