Meet Dr. Ray
Murray R. Ray
It is Dr. Murray Ray’s goal to create a warm, friendly, and comfortable atmosphere where each patient can enjoy their visit to the office. Creating a beautiful smile is a team effort between Dr. Ray, his team, and his patients, and cooperation is the key. Dr. Ray and his staff take pleasure in explaining what has been accomplished at each appointment, and find great satisfaction in seeing the emergence of a beautiful, new smile.
Education and Continuing Education
A native of the Garland, TX area, Dr. Ray attended the University of Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology. He continued on to Baylor University College of Dentistry in Dallas where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and earned the Dean’s Merit Award. In order to specialize in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Ray attended Emory University School of Dentistry for his Certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Ray attends many meetings throughout the year to keep abreast of all the newest, most innovative orthodontic technology. It is his desire to treat his patients with the latest and best concepts and appliances in order to create the most beautiful smiles possible.
Affiliations and Recognition
After opening his orthodontic practice and completing treatment on many patients, Dr. Ray successfully completed a voluntary examination process where 15 orthodontic cases were evaluated by expert examiners from the American Board of Orthodontics. As a result, Dr. Ray is considered a Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Dallas County Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Association of Orthodontists
- Southwest Society of Orthodontists
- Greater Dallas Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Orthodontic Study Club
- Dallas Area Edgewise Study Club
Beginning in 2004 and through this year, Dr. Ray has been recognized by his peers with the “Texas Super Dentist Award.” This is published every year in the November issue of the Texas Monthly Magazine.
Outside the Office
Dr. Ray and his wife, Paula, have 3 daughters, a son, 7 grandchildren and a Shih Tzu named Lizzy. In his free time, Dr. Ray enjoys lake activities, boating, country-western dancing, attending concerts and movies, and playing with his dog.
It is very important to Dr. Ray to give back to the community that has been so good to him. He is active with the Garland Kiwanis Club, and has served as a past trustee on Garland School Board, past president of the Garland School Board, past president of the Garland Texas Exes, and past chairman of the Board for the Garland YMCA. Along with his family and his team, Dr. Ray supports his patients in the community by advertising with them through athletics and choral and band groups.