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!
- Registered Dental Hygienist
Christine has been in the dental field since 2010. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and continued on to Baylor College of Dentistry for a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. When it comes to dental cleanings, Christine’s goal is to make it something that’s enjoyable! She enjoys building relationships with her patients and is passionate about the importance dental cleanings have in the overall health of the patient. In her spare time, Christine loves to curl up on the couch and read a good book. When the weather is nice, Christine and her husband, son and chocolate lab, Lucy, like to spend time outdoors hiking, camping and fishing in their kayaks.
- Registered Dental Hygienist
Since Elmira was a young girl, she's always taken a keen interest in dentistry. Since moving to the United States, she decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. She graduated from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene with the Bachelor of Science Degree, and she has been practicing dental hygiene since 2015. She believes good health starts with your teeth, therefore, as a dental hygienist, her focus is on providing high quality care to her patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral health. She is committed to making hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience. In her free time, she likes to attend continuing education classes, stay current on new dental technologies & hygiene products, as well as spending time with her family & friends.
- 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
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.
- Dental Assistant
- Treatment Coordinator
- 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.