MEET THE TEAM
Jill is our office administrator. She has been in dentistry for over 38 years. She started out as a dental assistant in high school and has her EFDA and EFODA certifications. She has been with Dr. Murphy for 10 years. Jill was born and raised in Riddle Oregon and has lived in Klamath Falls and Portland Oregon and Sitka Alaska and now resides in Medford. She is married and has 3 grown children, Kandi, Brandi and Michael. Her hobbies include, reading, camping but most of all spending time with her family and 4 grandchildren. Being in the dental field is her passion.
Lori was always sick to her stomach when she had a dental appointment as a child. To this day she still struggles a bit with this while she in the patient chair. 34 years ago she applied for a job as a sterilization tech in a dental office, and has worn many hats until becoming a Dental Hygienist of 20 years. Her fears have greatly subsided, and she works very hard to make each patient comfortable and lose their fear while she treats them. Lori is married with 4 adult kids, 3 grandkids, 2 dogs and a mischievous cat. She is a Rogue Valley native, but has changed addresses many times due to wonderlust! She has many interests, one which is to help you stay healthy!
Sara is our Assistant Office Manager. She loves working with our patients every day and being able to help them achieve the smile and oral health that they have been desiring. Sara has lived here in the Rogue Valley for three years now with her two lovely daughters Megan and Alaina, and her wonderful husband Colt and their two dogs Ares is their malamute and Thor is their Husky. She’s originally from North Pole, Alaska and she thinks that it’s very wonderful to find a place here in the Rogue Valley that they all can enjoy. They love their outdoor activities without freezing their toes off. In their spare time they love hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, playing in the river and doing anything that keeps them in the woods or on the rivers.
Jessica is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant at Shady Cove Family Dentistry. She joined Dr. Luke and his team as an assistant in 2008. She was born and raised in the Rogue Valley. She has been married to the love of her life for 9 years and they have a wonderful son together. In her time away from work she loves being in the outdoors, hiking, rafting and camping with her family.
Diana is our front office appointment scheduler. She was born and raised in the Rogue Valley and has worked in dentistry for 25 years. She has her EFDA and CDA certification and worked as an assistant before switching to the front office 10 years ago. Diana has been with this practice for 22 years, 10 of them working for Dr. Murphy. She has 2 grown sons, Matt and Luke. In her time off Diana enjoys reading, music and spending time with her family and friends. She hopes to be able to spend more time traveling in the future.
Jewels is from California and has lived in Southern Oregon for over a year. She has been in the dental industry for over ten years, starting as a sterilization technician. Knowing her passion was to be a hygienist, she continued with schooling to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Shasta College in Redding, Ca in 2012. She enjoys the entire spectrum of hygiene from a child’s first cleaning to periodontal therapies and helping to maintain ones’ oral health throughout their life. When she has free time, she enjoys continuing her education, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and going to a professional baseball or a college football games.
Kaya is an Expanded Functions Dental assistant here at Shady Cove Family Dentistry. She joined Dr. Luke and his team early 2016 and has been in the dental field for two years now. She is married to her best friend and they share a beautiful baby girl together. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and spending quality time with her family. Kaya always strives to build relationships with her patients and finding their trust is very important and rewarding. Going to work everyday is a new experience and another opportunity to ensure her patients feel comfortable and leave happy.