About Iris Pediatric Dentistry | Pediatric Dentistry in Denver, CO
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About Iris Pediatric Dentistry

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Our mission is to deliver kind, empathetic and patient care to children, and empower families to create healthy habits that last a lifetime.

A seed was planted

Iris Pediatric Dentistry is a cheerful place, full of teamwork, where we give children the time they need to feel comfortable and allow them to grow to be confident in the dental chair and have healthy teeth for a lifetime!

Combining a cheerful, bright, fun clinic with options for treatment with movies, laughing gas or full general anesthesia provided by pediatric anesthesiologists at Children’s Hospital Colorado, we have created the best of both worlds! 
The dream for this office started long ago. Dr. Murray grew up at the dental office, as her mother was a dental hygienist. After school, she walked to the office and did homework while seeing the dental team in action. Their days were busy, but they worked hard together and were committed to make patient care as brilliant as it could be.


While out around town her mother always seemed to recognize a friendly face from cleaning their teeth, and families would talk about life updates like they were old friends.

 Having a profession that centered around true teamwork and sincere connection with families was her example of what dentistry should be.
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About Dr. Murray

After completing dental school herself at Roseman University, Dr. Murray completed a general practice residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, where she spent a year expanding her education and gained experience caring for patients with special health care needs. 

She then joined a pediatric group in private practice in North Carolina. It was here that she learned the joys and sometimes challenges of treating a pediatric population and decided to pursue specialty education in pediatric dentistry.

Thrilled to be returning to Colorado, Dr. Murray completed pediatric dentistry residency training at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and then joined the residency program as an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Dental Attending training residents in specialty education. While Children’s Hospital is a truly magical place full of many incredibly talented and hardworking people, the vision of dental practice that feels like family was still in her heart.

The Beginnings of Iris Pediatric Dentistry

Leslie Murray, DMD, a board-certified pediatric dentist specialist, prides herself on having created a cheerful practice, full of teamwork, where children are given time to feel comfortable and confident in the dental chair. Iris Pediatric Dentistry, in Denver, Colorado, is a colorful, bright clinic with options to make treatment easier with movies and laughing gas in the office, or full general anesthesia provided by pediatric anesthesiologists at Children’s Hospital Colorado. It is the best of both worlds!

The dream for this office started long ago, growing up watching her mother practice as a dental hygienist. She saw the dental team working hard together to make the experience as brilliant as it could be. While out around town her mother always seemed to recognize a friendly face from cleaning their teeth, and families would talk about life updates like they were old friends. Having a profession that centered around true teamwork and sincere connection with families was her example of what dentistry should be.

Education has always been a central focus. Dr. Murray completed her dental degree at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah. She continued her education at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC and then completed pediatric dentistry residency training at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Following graduation, she joined the residency program as an Assistant Professor training residents in pediatric dentistry. In 2021 she set down roots to grow her own practice! She is excited to care for the children in her community by delivering cheerful, careful, and family-centered care to the neighborhoods of Central Park, Park Hill, Northfield and Commerce City.

She continues to teach residents at Children’s Hospital Colorado one day per week. She thinks this is a great blend of hospital dentistry and private practice and helps her keep her training polished!