About Your Dentist
For 45 years, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many unique and interesting people as I have helped to give them happier and healthier lives through providing them gentle and effective dental care. Throughout the years, my patients have become my friends, and our lasting relationships we have created together have guided my commitment to providing the type of care and treatment that I would expect if I was in their position. Because my patients are a part of my family, I have made it my life's aim to be caring, thoughtful, and gentle while I help to give them a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles.
Education and Continuing Education
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Arkansas and then went on to complete my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.
Beyond my formal education, I have made it a dedicated priority to continually further my knowledge and education of the latest advances in technologies and techniques within my field. I understand how important to my patients my involvement in continuing education really is, so I am committed to providing them the best care available. I have attended thousands of hours of continuing education, and I continue to add more hours each year. I am also afforded many opportunities to further my education through my professional affiliations for the benefit of my ability to give the best patient care.
In the Community and Beyond
I have been an Arkansan ever since I moved here from Michigan when I was five years old, and I have been blessed by my community in so many ways. My home is such an important part of who I am, and for that reason, giving back to the people around me is a priority I do not take for granted. I volunteer with the Give Back a Smile organization, and I volunteer as a doctor for the Arkansas Mission of Mercy. I have also spent the last ten years volunteering at the North Little Rock Public Health Clinic and I am a member of the Arkansas Master Naturalists preservation group. I have even spent time in Brazil on dental missions. Giving my time and expertise back to the community is one way that I can thank those around me for helping make me who I am today.
Life and Hobbies
When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my wife, Phyllis, who also works at the practice, our three children, and our ten beautiful grandchildren. I also enjoy photography, cycling on my bicycle and motorcycle, hiking, tennis, kayaking, and working toward wildlife preservation.
“What's the best time to see the dentist? Tooth-hurty (2:30).”
“My mission is to make my patients feel comfortable in my chair so that I can provide them with the best care possible. I emphasize patient comfort and education. I believe in doing things right and treating my patients like they're family. I've also made it a priority to further my knowledge of new technologies and techniques within dentistry. I'm a huge nerd and love computers so I really enjoy digital dentistry.”
Education & Continuing Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Baylor College of Dentistry - Texas A&M Health Science Center – Dallas, Texas
Bachelor of Science - Neuroscience
University of Texas at Dallas – Richardson, Texas
Dr. Murad is a proud member of the American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Life & Hobbies
“I grew up in Arkansas, so I love hiking and camping. I've also recently gotten into photography. I really enjoy cooking (and eating) all types of foods. I'm Pakistani, so I grew up eating biryani and butter chicken. But I love to cook Thai food, Mexican, and Italian. In my free time, I like to play video games and watch movies!”