Meet Dr. Murdoch

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Despite initially resisting the notion of following in his father's footsteps and pursuing a dental career, Dr. Hugh Murdoch changed his mind after having orthodontic treatment as a teenager. Inspired to provide a similar experience for others, he graduated at the top of his class from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1996. Dr. Murdoch received an Orthodontic Certificate of Specialization along with a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree from Marquette University in 1998. During the years of his training, he was elected into Alpha Sigma Nu, a Jesuit honor society based on scholarship and service; Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society; and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society.

He practiced orthodontics in Madison, Wisconsin for six years before making Minnesota his home.

Dr. Murdoch takes pride in providing high quality orthodontic care and strives to offer the latest technological advancements by participating in regular continuing education.

Following the successful completion of a voluntary and very rigorous examination process, he became certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. After concluding his presentation, the examiners asked Dr. Murdoch if they could put two of his finished patient cases on exhibit at an upcoming national meeting.

He has been named one of the top local orthodontists by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in two dental provider surveys (2007, 2009).

His professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, American Board of Orthodontics, Midwest Society of Orthodontists, Minnesota Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Minneapolis District Dental Society and the Northside Dental Study Club, of which he is the past president.

Dr. Murdoch is a strong community advocate for those unable to afford dental care and has donated orthodontic services to Give Kids A Smile and Smiles Change Lives. He served on the Board of Directors at Harambee Clinic in Madison, a volunteer facility providing pro bono dental care to low-income people. He has also worked with Special Olympics.

In his personal time, Dr. Murdoch enjoys sporting events, live music, creative writing, and spending quality time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their hefty Norwegian Forest cat, Gary. He also plays basketball and participates in outdoor activities such as water skiing, biking, beach volleyball and running. He has been told he is very fast for his age.