Meet ouR dental team

Photographer: Nolan Eckroat

Dr. Jenny C. Tai


Dr. Tai is one half of the dentistry power couple behind Murphy Dental and Implant Center in Murphy, Texas. She received her periodontal prosthesis certificate from the University of Pennsylvania. The four-year, dual-specialty program combines multiple disciplines, making her adept in cosmetic, restorative, periodontic, and implant dentistry. She is one of only a small number of dentists around the world who has completed such a program.


Dr. Tai uses her advanced training to successfully treat patients with needs ranging from basic exams and fillings to full-mouth reconstructions. 


While sharing her knowledge with the next generation of dentists, Dr. Tai was named “Best Teacher” by the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches in the graduate prosthodontics program at the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry.  

-- Your Murphy dentist


Dr. Ted Ling

-- Dental implant specialist/periodontist

Dr. Ling is Dr. Tai’s other half and the other dental professional behind Murphy Dental and Implant Center.


He is a Board-certified periodontist and implant surgeon who treats his patients with kindness and professional skill.


Dr. Ling and Dr. Tai have been a team since dental school. While Dr. Tai was training at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ling studied for his Certificate in Periodontics there too. Upon graduating, Dr. Ling received the Director's Award for outstanding clinical and academic performance and dedication to patient care. Dr. Ling’s periodontal and dental implant surgery certifications come from the American Board of Periodontology. 


Dr. Erica Y. Chan

-- General and Family Dentist

Dr. Erica Chan attended the University of California, Davis and graduated with a bachelor of science in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. She was the recipient of the Regents Scholarship - the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduate students by the University of California. 


Following her undergraduate education, Dr. Chan attended Midwestern University in Illinois, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and graduated top of her class. Dr. Chan practiced in Indiana before moving to North Dallas with her family and called it their new home. 


Dr. Chan believes that great clinical outcomes begin with good communication and patient education. Her goal is to provide ethical and quality dental care in a comfortable environment for patients. Her compassionate nature and excellent clinical skill have won the heart and respect of patients and colleagues. 


As a general dentist, Dr. Chan takes a special interest in clear aligner treatments and digital dentistry. She also devotes hours on continuing education each year to stay up-to-date with the latest dental technology in order to provide patients with the best care possible. 


Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chan enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and toddler son. She has visited 17 countries so far and can’t wait to explore more places around the world with her loved ones.

After working in the Dallas area as an associate dentist for a few years, Dr. Tai and Dr. Ling decided to open an office together in Murphy, Texas. 


When not at work, the pair enjoy movies, hiking, and spending time together with their little ones, Oliver and Ethan.


As partners in both life and in dentistry at the Murphy Dental and Implant Center, Dr. Ling and Dr. Tai collaborate to provide all aspects of dental, implant, and periodontal care. They’ve built their facility in a way that allows them to not only take care of your comprehensive dental needs but also to have the capacity to operate as a periodontal and implant office with a cutting-edge surgery room and 3D image technologies.


We warmly invite you to become a patient of Murphy Dental and Implant Center!


Our Dental Office

Meet Our Team Members!

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- Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen has been in the dental field since 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences at McMurry University and completed her hygiene studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. When she is not at the office, Karen loves to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines, as well as to spend lots of time with her 2 baby girls and her Dog, Wrangler. 

Our Dental Assistants

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- Registered Dental Assistant

Fanar joined the dental field shortly after graduating from Arch Dental Assistant Academy in 2020. She is continuing her education in the dental field by fulfilling her dreams of becoming a dental hygienist. She strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease. In her free time, Fanar enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. 


- Registered Dental Assistant

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Sarah has been in the dental field since 2017. At work, you can find her assisting with surgeries and helping patients feel comfortable. In her free time, she enjoys painting, traveling, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Maria has been in the dental field since 2018. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Studies. Maria is our future dentist and will be moving away to attend dental school in the fall. She has plans to open her own practice one day! At work, you can find her assisting with surgeries and performing in-office whitening. In her free time, Maria enjoys reading, pilates, and playing the piano. 

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- Dental Assistant

Our Patient Care Team

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- Treatment Coordinator

Madi joined the dental field after graduating from Dallas Dental Assistant School in 2021. After overcoming her fear of going the dentist, she strives to assist others by helping them feel more comfortable in visiting the dentist. She was born and raised in Plano, Texas and graduated from Plano Senior High School. In her spare time, Madi enjoys playing video games, shopping, and cooking gourmet meals with her boyfriend. 

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- Insurance Coordinator

Melissa is new to the field of dentistry. She has spent the last few years working as an event planner, booking various forms of entertainment for parties and festivals. However, due to the global pandemic, she was afforded the opportunity to pursue a new career in insurance billing and coding. She is very excited delve into this brand new world and learn the ins and outs of how a dental practice runs. When she isn’t calling insurance companies or following up on insurance claims, she is at home with husband of over 20 years, Aaron, binge watching their favorite shows or busy running to taekwondo practice with their son, Andrew.

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