Dr. Will Murthy
When asked why he loves practicing Orthodontics, Dr. Will Murthy compares himself to the iconic lead character on the TV show MacGyver who solved every problem with skill, creativity, and resourcefulness.
The newest member of the ARCH Orthodontics team at its Hyde Park (Boston) office (1259 Hyde Park Ave.) Dr. Murthy, who underwent his own Orthodontic treatment while in Dental school, says, “Orthodontics is all about using creativity and simple physics to move ’jumbled’ teeth, to produce a healthy bite and amazing smile. I want to be the MacGyver of Orthodontics,” he smiles. “When I personally went through Orthodontic treatment I witnessed my own jumbled teeth transform into the great smile I have now. I want to give patients the same incredible feeling I have every morning when I smile in the mirror. I joined ARCH because of its reputation as a dynamic, state-of-the-art practice where patients of all ages experience quality care in a compassionate, comfortable, caring and energy-rich environment.”
Announcing the appointment was ARCH’s Dr. Andrew Chase: “Dr. Murthy is an incredibly experienced and compassionate Orthodontist. We welcome his commitment and his chairside manner, energy, and perseverance.”
An award-winning New York native, Dr. Murthy earned his B.S. degree summa cum laude at City College – New York, and his DMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he completed his Orthodontic Residency. He became a Board Certified Orthodontist/Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2013. Dr. Murthy earned the Meritorious Service Medal recognizing his three years as a member of the U. S. Air Force Dental Corps.
Recalling TV’s MacGyver again, Dr. Murthy says, “One of my biggest interests is lingual braces — braces that are attached behind your teeth — to give the best possible bite second only to traditional front braces. Lingual braces need more technical expertise, patience, and creativity. I embrace the challenges in physics of teeth movement. You are only limited by your imagination! I believe the time we have to experience life on this planet is precious and we should cherish each minute.”
Among volunteer activities, Dr. Murthy participated in ‘Christmas in April’ neighborhood cleanups in Philadelphia; taught Special Olympics athletes in oral health; performed church-sponsored dental screenings for parents and children; and offered tips to 400 elementary school children on preventive oral health.
While Dr. Murthy is passionate about his career as an Orthodontist, his greatest joy is “being the best father I can be to my twin boys.”