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 Murphree

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. 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 22 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 Tolison

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 program 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!

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Holly Cannon

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.

 

 
 
 
Lucinda Henderson
 
Lucinda Henderson joined our team in August 2017. She am originally from Houston, Texas. Lucinda received my dental assistant certification through a dental assisting program while living in Alexandria, Louisiana. She has two children named Hailey and Jacob. In her spare time she enjoys baking and decorating elaborate cakes. Lucinda also enjoys helping out on her children's softball teams. One of Lucinda's goals is to further her education in the dental field to become a dental hygienist.
 
 
 
Lisa Cade
 
Lisa joined our team in September 2017. She grew up in Geneva County and graduated from Coffee Springs High in 1988. Lisa then continued her education at ESJC an earned an AAS degree in 2004. Lisa has earned several certifications in various areas. She is currently in the process of completing a Bachelors degree. Lisa has worked in the dental field for 10 1/2 years. She is proud mother of two beautiful grown children, Anthony and Sasha. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, an also meeting new people. Lisa believes that becoming part of the Staff at Murphree Dental has been both exciting and intriguing from the start. She is overjoyed about working here and getting to know everyone.