Dental Staff

Each dental professional at Proven Dental maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Dr. Jim Murphy in Waukesha, WI - Dentist at PROVEN DENTAL in Waukesha, WIDr. James F  Murphy

Dentist at PROVEN DENTAL in Waukesha, WI

Dr. Murphy grew up in Freedom, WI, a small town located between Appleton and Green Bay, and attended Marquette University on the Western Golf Association’s Evan Scholarship. Dr. Murphy was accepted early into Marquette’s Dental School, and upon graduation moved to Boston, Massachusetts to be near his wife’s family. Dr. Murphy was extremely successful in private practice on the east coast, but he missed the people of Wisconsin.

Dr. Murphy joined Dr. Michael LaFratta at Your Family Dentist on Grand Avenue in Waukesha 20 years ago. Together they had a nice "family dental practice" together. Recognizing the many technological and practice advances in dentistry, he decided in 2014 to build an entirely new office and practice where all the staff is able to work with all the latest advanced technologies in dentistry.  Dr. Murphy is constantly reading literature and attending continuing education classes to stay abreast of the latest advances in dentistry.

“I love working with people,” Dr. Murphy says. “I love solving problems. I meet more interesting people from all walks of life in my practice than I could in any other profession. After working together for almost two decades, my staff and patients are wonderful to me. This career is very rewarding in every way you can think of.”

If you have a special dental problem, Dr. Murphy looks forward to helping you solve that problem.

Outside of work Dr. Murphy can be found on either his boat or Harley enjoying all that Wisconsin has to offer with his wife, two sons, dog, and grandson!