James R Murphree Jr, DMD
Dr. James R Murphree , Jr. grew up in Ozark, Alabama attending Mixon Elementary School (where he walked to and from school every day), D.A. Smith Junior High School and graduated from Carroll High School. He attended and graduated University of Alabama (B.S. in Business) and the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D.). He is a member of the Alabama and Florida Bar Associations. Dr. Jim practiced law in Alabama and Florida concentrating in the area of corporate and banking law for approximately 7 years. At the urging of his father, Dr. James R. Murphree, Dr. Jim decided to return to dental school. He graduated from University of Alabama Birmingham (D.M.D.) in 2000 and entered practice with his father in Ozark that summer.
Since returning to Ozark, Dr. Jim has been active in the community, both civically and professionally. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ozark Rotary Club (President 2006-2007) and past member of the Ozark Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors as well as helping to resurrect the inactive Dale County Chapter of the University of Alabama Alumni Association (2009-2012). He is currently serving his second term on the City of Ozark Planning Commission and City of Ozark Downtown Revitalization Commitee. He is an active member of the Third District Dental Society (President in 2006-2007). He also is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Denistry, and the Alabama Dental Association serving on ALDA's Council of Legislation for the past 5 years.
He is married to the former Amber Loyless and they have three children Jax, Aubree and Ellie Kate. They enjoy family movie nights, traveling, and Alabama Football.
Helen Anderson Murphree has been practicing Dental Hygiene for forty years. She is native of Shuqualak, Mississippi, a graduate of Shuqualak High School, East Mississippi Junior College and Mississippi State College for Women. She worked three years in medical research and taught two years at Carroll High School before getting her Dental Hygiene Certification in 1974. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Auburn Unversity in Montgmery.
She was married to Dr. James R. Murphree for fifty-one years and is the mother of three children, Dr. James R. Murphree Jr., Dr. Anderson Murphree and Millie Murphree Aldridge. She has ten grandchildren, five boys and five girls. She loves dental hygiene and all the wonderful patients she has known through the years.
Denise Carter Steed, RDH
Denise has been with our team for 17 years. She first started out assisting Dr. Murphree, Sr. in 1995, she then went onto hygiene school where she received her hygiene license in 1998. Denise is married to Jud Steed and they have one son named Paxton. They enjoy going on trips and all kinds of outdoor activities, which include hunting and fishing. They also love to watch Alabama football and Nascar.
Regina is a 1991 graduate of Carroll High School. Regina started working for Dr. Murphree Sr. while she was in high school. She began as an assistant, but then transferred to the front desk as a receptionist. On April 22, 1995, Regina married the love of her life, Randy Tolison. Regina left the practice shortly after that to go to work in Dothan. After a few years of working in the medical field, she decided that her heart was really in the dental field. Regina became employed with Dr.'s Murphree & Murphree again on November 21, 2001. Regina is one of our receptionists, and enjoys meeting so many people and has made some very lasting relationships over the years.
On March 28, 2011, Regina's mother, Sarah Hamner, passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. One month later Regina and Randy found out that the were expecting their first child. As time passed, they found out they were having a little girl, so they would name her after Regina's mother. On November 30, 2011, the Lord blessed their lives with Sarah Elizabeth.
Regina enjoys spending time with family and friends, going shopping, getting manicures & pedicures, going to drive-in movies and playing the piano. Regina and her family attend Ozark Baptist Church.
Chelsea Sullivan, RDH
Chelsea is a 2009 graduate of Ariton High School. She joined our team in August 2010 as a dental assistant, then in 2013 she started pursuing her dream of becoming a dental hygentist. In 2014, Chelsea successfully completed the hygiene propgram at University Alabama-Birmingham upon passing the state test she received her certification. Chelsea is married to Spencer Sullivan and they have one son named Brantley. She loves pizza, sushi, pinterest and netflix. They enjoy going on beach and mountain vacations, hunting, fishing, scalloping, and kayaking. They enjoy watching Alabama football and Nascar!
Holly is a Ariton High School graduate and Wallace Community College graduate with a nursing assistant degree. She has two children, Ethan and Olivia. She enjoys going to her children's sports activities and spending time with her family and friends.
Kaila is a North Carolina native who just joined our team as a dental assistant in April of 2016. She recently moved to the area with her husband Kelly who is currently in army flight school. They both have two dogs, Nala and Caesar. Kaila wishes one day to start a shelter for stray cats. Kaila loves the outdoors and enjoys dentistry. She hopes to one day go back to school to further her education in dental hygiene.
Samantha joined our team in June of 2016. She moved to Fort Rucker from Flagstaff, Arizona where she completed her dream of achieving a Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene with a minor in Biology. Samantha is married to her husband, Hayden Conrad, who is a Black Hawk Pilot in the Army. Samantha and Hayden enjoy mountain biking, working out, and traveling together. They also have two rescued fur children, Bailee and Margo. Samantha also loves horseback riding, and has done so since the age of 4.