40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

KATELYN MURRAY

  • Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Verber Dental Group

Age:

29

Name of Practice:

Verber Dental Group

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Murray serves her hometown region with a unique combination of academic and athletic prowess. Before dental school (in which she graduated at the top of her class), she played Division I basketball at St. Bonaventure University — she was a shooting guard — and was named an Academic All-American.

Philosophy

“Having been involved in sports my entire life, I know the importance of a team, whether it’s the office staff or the other doctors in the practice,” Dr. Murray says. “Being able to pick each other up or put in a little extra effort here or there is critical to the success of our practice.”

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

“Managing a patient is the hardest but most rewarding aspect. Everyone is so different, and gaining trust from someone you might have met just five minutes ago is a personal challenge.”

Sage Advice

“Put your head down and do the work to get where you want to be.”