Meet Your Visalia Orthodontist

Dr. Scott Murray has provided orthodontic specialty care since 1981. A native of Visalia, California, he graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in 1972.

Dr. Murray attended the University of California Davis, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology in 1976, after which he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis.

While in dental school, Dr. Murray developed an interest in orthodontics, which led him to acquire two years of orthodontic specialty training at the University of California at San Francisco. He finished in 1981.

As a lifelong learner, Dr. Murray participates in several continuing education courses each year to stay on the cutting edge of orthodontics. 

He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest level of certification that an orthodontist can achieve.

Dr. Murray

Dr. Jeffrey Olson attended Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry before going on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from UCLA School of Dentistry, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.

Finally, Dr. Olson received his Masters of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Committed to being a lifelong learner, Dr. Olson regularly participates in continuing education courses every year, staying up-to-date with the latest in orthodontic techniques and technology.

Dr. Olson and his wife, Jill, have three wonderful children, Eli, Joseph, and Hannah. Dr. Olson loves camping, hiking, and swimming with his family.

They love to take trips to amusement parks, and they look forward to getting involved in the community here in Visalia.

Dr. Olson

Why an Orthodontist in Visalia?

Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Our doctors continued their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As orthodontists, our doctors have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Visalia Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your Visalia orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

    • Providing additional treatment options.
    • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
    • Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
    • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
    • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Visalia orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.

And don't let price be a problem either! Murray & Olson Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Visalia area.

Testimonials from your Visalia orthodontist patients

My daughter is almost done with her braces treatment and these past years I have had nothing but good experiences/services! Dr. Murray and Dr. Olson are awesome. Their staff is always so polite and professional! We are already setting up my son for his braces in a few months.

Most friendly staff! They always get us right in we never wait. We’re on our third child’s set of braces and our older two have beautiful smiles!

This office is amazing and the staff is friendly and caring. I highly recommend this office to everyone who needs any orthodontic work.