Meet Dr. Murdoch

Your Ocean’s Edge Orthodontist

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Meet Dr. Murdoch

A Community First Approach to Orthodontic Care.

Dr. Murdoch isn’t the average orthodontist. Though his results stand alone, he takes a unique, holistic approach to your smile. Dr. Murdoch treats his patients as members of the Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics community, a community that strives for personal growth, improved self-confidence, and life-long oral care. That’s why he works to create a space that is warm, welcoming, and always encouraging.

Knowing that innovative solutions help you achieve the smile you want, Dr. Murdoch tirelessly researches the most cutting-edge orthodontic technology. He invests only the solutions that improve your experience, your smile, and ultimately, your life. Why? Because Dr. Murdoch believes that improved lives lead to improved communities.

When you join the family at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics, you won’t just get straighter teeth. You’ll experience Dr. Murdoch’s growth-oriented, community-first approach to everything he does. It’s an inspiring approach, one sure to bring the best out of you and your smile.

Get To Know Dr. Murdoch

Accolades & Professional History

Dr. F. Edward Murdoch is a native of Fredricton, New Brunswick. He attended University of New Brunswick, and was accepted into the faculty of dentistry at Dalhousie University after completing three years of university.

Dr. Murdoch was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie and his Bachelor of Science in biology cum laude from UNB in 1988. He received the Charles Bell Award for high academic achievement in all subjects during dental school.

Dr. Murdoch left the Maritimes for the West Coast shortly after graduation, and this has been his home ever since. After practicing general dentistry in North Vancouver for five years while teaching part-time in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at University of British Columbia, he followed his passion into orthodontics, and continued his postgraduate education at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Murdoch completed a postgraduate fellowship in TMJ disorders in 1994, and was awarded his certificate in orthodontics in 1996. While at Eastman he conducted research on skeletal asymmetries under the mentorship of Dr. Ross Tallents and Dr. Daniel Subtelny. Dr. Murdoch has practiced orthodontics in the Nanaimo and Parksville area since 1996.

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More About Dr. Murdoch

Memberships, Family, & Hobbies

Dr. Murdoch is a fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia in orthodontics. He maintains professional memberships in the Canadian Dental Association, the British Columbia Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists. He participates in the Island Orthodontic Seminar (IOS), Seminars for the Advancement of Dentistry, and the Malaspina Dental Study Clubs.

Dr. Murdoch lives in Nanoose with his wife Leslie. They have two children, Jacob and Erin. He enjoys spending time with his family skiing, surfing, and experiencing the raw natural beauty of the island.

Meet Our Team

More than just a team, the staff at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics is a true family. We’re passionate about welcoming you into our family and providing the kind of orthodontic experience we’d want for ourselves or our children.

That’s why we use our experience and innovative technology to provide a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. 

Meet Our Team