Meet Dr. Anita
"I can truly say I love what I do! I feel so fortunate to have an opportunity
to make a difference in the lives of children."
Dr. Anita Murray-Clary has been providing outstanding pediatric dental care since 1980. She was born and raised in northern Indiana, and is the oldest of nine children. While growing up she spent many days after school and during vacations working in her father's dental office as a dental assistant. She knew from a very early age that dentistry was her career ambition, and that she would follow in her fathers' footsteps.
She attended Indiana University for her pre-dental education. She then pursued her doctorate degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating with honors in 1978. Her formal two year pediatric residency and training was hospital based at James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital and Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Excelling in the pediatric specialty, Dr. Murray-Clary has had extensive post graduate training and experience in the areas of conscious sedation, preventive and restorative care, growth and development. Annual attendance of continuing education courses enables her to stay at the forefront of her specialty so that she can provide optimal care to her patients. She uses her many hours of continuing education in orthodontics and extensive knowledge in growth and development to provide, at the appropriate time, referral sources for orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Murray-Clary enjoys learning, and her memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Kansas Association of Pediatric Dentists, Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the AAPD, and Topeka District Dental Society help her stay current with the latest dental advancements in the dental field.
Family is of great importance to Dr. Murray-Clary. She spends much of her time with her husband John, two daughters, Jenna and Anna, and two Yorkies - Nelli and Roxie. Dr. Murray-Clary also enjoys visiting her siblings and extended family in Florida, Indiana, Oregon, and Texas. Her hobbies include interior design, architecture, floral design, and traveling.
"My team and I are dedicated to maintaining a reputation of excellence in pediatric dental care!
The opportunity to be involved with children daily is a fun luxury."
Anita Murray-Clary, DDS