101-6596 Applecross Road
Nanaimo, BC V9V 0A4, Canada
(250) 390-1331

102 E Island Hwy #3
Parksville, BC V9P 2H1, Canada
(250) 248-1130

Oceans Edge Orthodontics

Meet Dr. Edward Murdoch

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Dr. F. Edward Murdoch is a native of Fredricton, New Brunswick.  He attended University of New Brunswick, and was accepted into the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University after completing three years of university.  Dr. Murdoch was awarded the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie and his Bachelor of Science in Biology cum laude from UNB in 1988 and received the Charles Bell Award for high academic achievement in all subjects during dental school.  Dr. Murdoch left the Maritimes for the West Coast shortly after graduation, and this has been his home ever since.  After practicing General Dentistry in North Vancouver for five years while teaching part-time in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at University of British Columbia, he followed his passion into Orthodontics, continuing his post-graduate education at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY.  Dr. Murdoch completed a post-graduate fellowship in TMJ Disorders in 1994, and was awarded the Certificate in Orthodontics in 1996.  While at Eastman he conducted research on skeletal asymmetries under the mentorship of Dr. Ross Tallents and Dr. Daniel Subtelny.  Dr. Murdoch has practiced Orthodontics in the Nanaimo and Parksville areas since 1996.

Dr. Murdoch is a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, in Orthodontics.  Dr. Murdoch maintains professional memberships in the Canadian Dental Association, the British Columbia Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists.  He participates in the Island Orthodontic Seminar (IOS), Seminars for the Advancement of Dentistry, and the Malaspina Dental Study Clubs.

Dr. Murdoch lives in Nanoose with his wife Leslie and their teenage children Jacob and Erin.  He enjoys spending time with his family skiing, surfing, and experiencing the raw natural beauty of the Island.


On this site, you can learn about orthodontists—specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The correction of tooth and jaw alignment results in a healthy, attractive smile that's good for life.  The Canadian Association of Orthodontists is the national organization and official voice for registered orthodontic specialists and is dedicated to the promotion of the highest standards of excellence in orthodontic education and quality patient care. 
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