Dr. James R. Murrin
Jim Murrin was born and raised in Greene County, Ohio. Inspired by his orthodontist and his family dentist, he decided he would pursue a career in dentistry by the time he reached middle school. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry at the age of twenty-four. He subsequently completed the US Air Force General Dental Practice Residency program and served as Chief of Oral Surgery Section at USAF Clinic Kelly, San Antonio, TX. He returned to civilian life for postgraduate training and certification in endodontics at Ohio State. He earned a Master of Science degree for research using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis to study endodontic sealers, and endodontic leakage. He was the principal author of scientific and clinical papers published in theJournal of Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Quintessence International, General Dentistry, and others.
Dr. Murrin has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and as an endodontic expert for the Ohio Dental Board. Over the past fifteen years he has donated his expertise in endodontic care of large mammals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, including to date three silverback gorillas, grizzly bear, black bear, sun bear, polar bear, and an Amur tiger.
Dr. Murrin founded his endodontic specialty practice in Upper Arlington in 1982. In 2008, WBNS TV, Community Newspapers, and Columbus Parent Magazine surveyed 1,140 dentists in the seven counties surrounding Columbus to determine where they would turn if they or a family member needed dental care. Dr. Murrin was chosen as number one endodontist in that survey.
Aside from endodontics, Jim is an avid painter whose work can be found in many private art collections, including that of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Jim and his wife have one grown daughter who lives and works in Washington, DC.