John D. McMurray, DDS
Dr. McMurray was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served a full-time LDS mission in the Seattle, Washington, area and then returned home to continue with college where he met his wife, Connie, and they were married. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Utah and then went on to graduate from the Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Following graduation, they moved to the small town of Okanogan, Washington, where he practiced in a community clinic for five years, treating a very large underserved population. In 2001, he and his family relocated to Boise and eventually joined up with his old friend, Dr. Brad Williams (they go back to elementary school together). Dr. McMurray enjoys getting to know his patients and he truly values their trust and friendship. His practice is broad and includes all phases of dentistry ranging from kids, to adults, to those with special needs, from cosmetic dentistry and implants to root canals and braces. Dr. McMurray has been the Chief of Dentistry at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for many years where he treats a large number of pediatric and special needs patients. He is heavily involved with the Head Start programs of several counties and for the past several years has coordinated the Give Kids A Smile annual free dental program for the Southwest Idaho Dental Society. Dr. McMurray is a Mentor with the CEREC digital dentistry program and is excited about what the future holds for dentistry. Dr. McMurray is actively involved in his church and community and has worked with the youth and particularly the Boy Scout program for over twenty years. When not involved with his practice, Dr. McMurray enjoys anything outdoors and spending time with his wife and five children.
Brad J. Williams, DDS
Dr. Brad Williams grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Scarsdale, New York. He attended the University of Utah before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He also completed one year of postgraduate residency at the University of Utah in 1996. Having grown up with a love of the outdoors, Dr. Williams, along with Dr. Yun, decided to set up roots here in the Treasure Valley. In 1997, he bought his Meridian practice from Dr. Humbert Valenti, and with a strong work ethic and his dedication for the best quality care, he continues on the legacy of creating not only great smiles but lasting relationships with his patients. Along with his other business partner and childhood friend, Dr. John McMurray, who joined the practice in 2001, the practice has thrived because they share the same vision for excellent dental care. He maintains his passion for the highest quality care by taking hundreds of hours of continuing education courses in various aspects of dentistry such as orthodontics, implants, and endodontics. When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, camping, skiing, and spending time with his family.
Meet Our Team
Dr. McMurray and Dr. Williams are dedicated to providing exceptional dental care in Meridian, Idaho, and the surrounding communities in Idaho. With many years of combined experience in dentistry, our dentists can help you achieve all of your smile and oral health goals in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Offering services from general and cosmetic dentistry as well as wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, and dentistry for special needs children and adults, our team of dental professionals can enhance your smile and your dental experience. We even offer emergency services and provide sedation dentistry for your convenience. We invite you to contact Legacy Smiles Family Dental today to receive the exceptional care that you deserve and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful new smile.
Works in our business office. She has worked in the dental field for four years. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with patients. She loves to bake and play with her dogs. She loves camping, fishing, hiking, and spending time with her family. We are so excited to have Hannah working with us, she is loved by all.
Shannon D. – Financial Coordinator
Shannon is our Financial Coordinator. She has been working in the dental business office for over nine years. She is a transplant from Portland, and we are so glad she made her way to Idaho. She is a valued member of our team, as she has the warmest and fun personality and she has some amazing business office skills. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with patients. Shannon has an amazing husband of six years and two children, whom are her pride and joy. She likes all outdoor activities, she is a sports fanatic, she loves food,and she loves spending time with family.
Megan P. – Hospital Coordinator
Megan is our Hospital Coordinator. She wanted to be a dentist since she was six. Her mother was a dental assistant and dental office manager. Megan has worked in the dental field since 2012. She was born and raised in Ohio, but has lived in Idaho since 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art. She likes singing, art, biking, and being a wife and mother to her two sons. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and helping them with their oral health needs. We are so thankful to have such a talented-organized team member here at Legacy Smiles.
Sarah F. – Treatment Coordinator
Sarah is our Treatment Coordinator and is very good at what she does. She has worked in the dental field since 2009 and she has a degree in medical coding. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, she’s a native! She has two precious furry babies, her dogs. She loves art, drawing, sculpting, camping, fishing, and archery. When asked what she loves best about her job, she said “I get great satisfaction in helping people.” Being a part of the Legacy Smiles team, Sarah has had the opportunity to help people with their oral health and we appreciate everything she does.
Shannon W. – Hygienist
“My favorite thing about being part of the practice is the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with our patients and being able to watch their families grow.”
Shannon has been working as a dental hygienist at our practice for ten years. She graduated from the American Institute of Health Technology with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene, she received her EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) Certification from Boise State University, and she is certified in BLS (Basic Life Support). Shannon’s attention to detail is extraordinary. Her ability to connect with patients and develop relationships with them makes her an invaluable part of our dental practice. Shannon lives in Meridian with her husband, Gary, and their sons Cole and Cooper. Away from the office, she enjoys dancing, cooking, baking, and boating.
Teresa M. – Hygienist
“I love the dedication that we have to technology and the constant drive to continually educate and improve our skills so that our patients receive the best care possible.”
Teresa, who has been working at Legacy Smiles Family Dental for two years, is one of our newer team members. She holds an associate of science degree in dental hygiene from Apollo College as well as an Associate in Arts degree from the College of Southern Idaho. Teresa also received her EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) Certificate from the College of Southern Idaho, and she is BLS (Basic Life Support) certified. She shows her dedication to superior care with every patient she sees. Teresa is adaptable and willing to do whatever is needed to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. She and her husband, Joshua, live in Mountain Home. When she isn’t hard at work improving your smile, Teresa enjoys bike riding, running, and volunteering with Young Life.
Kristin C. – Hygienist
“I enjoy working with the staff here. Everyone is highly skilled and dedicated to patient care.”
Kristin joined our team as a dental hygienist six years ago. She earned an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from the American Institute of Health Technology, and she is BLS (Basic Life Support) certified. Kristin is dedicated to ensuring that every patient she encounters has a great experience in our office. Her true concern for the patients’ care shows in everything she does. Kristin resides in Meridian, and she and her husband, Jeremiah, have four children: Zane, Zach, Xander, and Anslee. In her free time, Kristin likes to cook, read, and enjoy the outdoors.
Charleane H. – Dental Assistant
Charleane is an amazing dental assistant with so much enthusiasm for dentistry, that she brings a smile to your face. She is EFDA and BLS certified. She loves her patients and makes them feel very comfortable. It’s not uncommon to hear laughter coming from her dental room (operatory). Charleane is an amazing softball player and she enjoys playing on multiple teams. She loves the outdoors and enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing. Charleane’s family is very important to her, she loves spending time with her daughter Adyson. We are grateful to have Charleane as part of our Legacy Smiles Family.
Peggy S. – Dental Assistant
“I love being able to take care of our patients. I love having the opportunity to help them overcome their fears and walk out of the office feeling better than they did coming in.”
Peggy has been at Legacy Smiles Family Dental for over sixteen years! She earned her EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) Certification from Boise State University and she is certified in BLS (Basic Life Support). Peggy is one of the gems of our office; she has been here longer than anyone else, and she is the glue that holds our team together. She is truly passionate about each and every patient. Peggy lives in Kuna with her dog, Maggie. She enjoys gardening, spinning wool, and cooking in her spare time.
April S. – Dental Assistant
“I enjoy the variety of procedures that we perform on a daily basis and I love being part of a professional team.”
For over ten years, April has been providing compassionate dental care to our patients at Legacy Smiles Family Dental. She received her EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) Certification from Boise State University, and she is also DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) and BLS (Basic Life Support) certified. April is one of our most gentle and talented assistants. She is a favorite with all of our patients because of her never-ending patience. April resides in Eagle with her husband, Travis, and daughter, Sierra. When she isn’t working, she enjoys snowmobiling, reading, and golfing.