Roopa S. Murthy, DDS joined Weis Pediatric Dentistry in September of 2009. She is a general dentist who limits her practice exclusively to the treatment of children. Dr. Murthy was born and raised in the rural southwestern town called Richlands, Virginia. She was valedictorian of her graduating class from Richlands High School in 1997. While in high school she enjoyed playing on the tennis team, volunteering, photojournalism, and cheerleading.

 

Dr. Murthy attended the University of Virginia where she earned her B.A. in Biology. While in college she completed a semester long study abroad program in Florence where she studied Art and Italian Literature. Upon graduation she attended the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Murthy also completed an additional year of training in Biloxi, Mississippi for her general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

 

She is a member of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Virginia Dental Association and The Tidewater Dental Association. Dr. Murthy’s, kindness and sense of humor puts all of our little patients instantly at ease. When she is not spending time with friends, family or her dog Lexi, she enjoys working out, traveling and painting. Her most recent travels took her to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

 

Certification/Professional Memberships:
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Virginia
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Maryland Baltimore College
  • Externship in the Pediatric Dental Department of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Tidewater Dental Association

Spotlight on Dr. Murthy:

How did you first decide to become a dentist?

I actually got braces in 5th grade and really liked my Orthodontist. At that point, I kind of made up my mind that I wanted to be an Orthodontist. I had never had a cavity, so I really didn’t have any idea what a general dentist (or even pediatric dentist) did until college when I actually spent time observing and working with general dentists and those in other specialties.

What is your favorite color?

Glitter!!!

Finish this sentence: When I was a kid...

When I was a kid… I hated having a bedtime!

What was your favorite food as a child?

This is a question for my mom because sadly, I don’t remember. I think I liked everything except peas and meatloaf!

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?

I definitely prefer to be outdoors and if outside, I love being at the beach or hiking.

What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

Sunrise in the summer

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