Dr. Leslie Murray
Leslie Murray, DMD, a board-certified pediatric dentist specialist, prides herself on having created a cheerful practice, where children are given time to feel comfortable and confident in the dental chair.
For Dr. Murray, the dream of Iris Pediatric Dentistry started long ago, while watching her mother practice as a dental hygienist. She saw fascinated by the way the whole dental team worked together to make the office function with ease and efficiency. While out around town, her mother always seemed to recognize friendly faces from cleaning their teeth and would talk to them about their lives like they were old friends. Having a profession centered around true teamwork and sincere connection with families was her example of what dentistry should be.
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 before going on to complete pediatric dentistry residency training at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Following graduation, Dr. Murray joined the residency program as an Assistant Professor, training residents in pediatric dentistry. In 2021 she put down roots in Denver to grow her own practice! She is excited to care for the children in her community by delivering cheerful, attentive, and family-centered care to the neighborhoods of Central Park, Park Hill, Northfield and Commerce City.
Dr. Murray 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!
When not spending time at home snuggled up with her pup, Ella, or gardening with her husband, Levi, Dr. Leslie likes cooking, painting, cross-stitching, and reading.
Took our 2-year-old to see Dr. Leslie for her first trip to the dentist and had a wonderful experience. Iris Pediatric Dentistry has a welcoming and calm atmosphere. The whole staff was attentive, kind, and caring. It was a relief to have such a great first experience for our daughter, and we are happy to have found such a gentle dentist for years to come.
I’m really impressed with Iris. Everyone from the front desk to the assistants and Dr. Leslie is super-welcoming to children and really help them feel at ease. Our kids were nervous about cleanings and a cavity filling but the staff really made them feel better.
Dr. Murray and her staff were all so kind and engaging to my two-year-old during her routine exam. They let her get to know her surroundings and touch the dental instruments before having her teeth brushed, and Dr. Murray was very informative about methods to keep her teeth healthy. It was our first time visiting, but definitely the best dental visit I've had with my toddler!