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Meet Our Murphy, TX Dental Team

Dr. Najari and Dr. Nguyen are proud to lead an outstanding team of professionals here at Murphy Family Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. From the front desk to the treatment operatories, our staff members will be working hard to answer your questions, expertly handle all your needs, and simply help you feel at ease. To learn more about them, continue reading below:

Dawn Herzog - Office Manager

Dental assistant Ashley

Welcome to our practice! I love to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smiles! I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I love working for Murphy Family Dentistry, I appreciate how positive the environment is here. We all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you. Our staff is very warm and inviting. I love the positive energy felt by everyone and I really appreciate the attentive care our doctors and team strive to provide, as individuals and collectively, to each patient.

I have 2 children, one at TCU – GO FROGS!, one in her Master's program at Syracuse University, and 3 fur babies. I love doing all things outdoors with my family and dogs. If you catch me in a moment alone you might find me sewing, cooking or just catching up on my Netflix shows.

Cindi Lieu – Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Cindi

Cindi has been with us for more than 18 years and has been a dental hygienist for over 11 years. Cindi has the expertise needed to help our patients create healthier, more beautiful smiles. Prior to becoming a hygienist, she studied at UTD and Baylor College of Dentistry. Cindi and her husband have been married for 12 years, and together they have three children. Away from the dental office, she loves trying new things and being adventurous.

Ashley Lieu – Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Ashley

Ashley joined Murphy Family Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in 2009. Before that, she studied at UTD. She enjoys the friendly environment provided by the staff and the doctors and becoming a part of our patients’ reason to smile brightly. Outside the dental office, she spends time with family, reading, cooking, and crafting.

Liz Rodriguez – Front Office/Dental Assistant

Front Office Liz

Liz has been in the dental field for 3 years. She joined Murphy Family Dentistry in 2016. Liz graduated from Carrington College as a Dental Assistant. She loves seeing patients smile. In her spare time, she likes to go out to eat and loves to shop.

Paula Rodriguez – Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Liz

Paula joined our office as a dental assistant in 2015. What she loves most about her job is seeing patients leave every day with a smile on their faces. She previously studied at ATI Career Training Center. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, watching movies, and spending time with her dogs and her family.

Katelyn (Kate) Smith – Registered Dental Assistant

Before joining our team, Kate pursued her studies at Concorde Career College. Furthermore, she has training in everything from periodontics to oral surgery and is currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University, which is where she is working on her bachelor’s degree in health administration! As for her favorite part of her job, she loves helping anxious patients have a great dental experience – it’s extremely rewarding.

Kate is family-oriented, has a special place in her heart for her younger sister, and is currently engaged to the love of her life. Here’s a fun fact about her: she has six chickens, three dogs, two rabbits, and one turtle at home!