About Us

Dr. John Murray

Dr John Murray has been practising since 1972 and understands what techniques and materials have stood the test of time. He has closely watched the developments in crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, implants that he placed over a 38 year period.

Always interested in health and fitness, he is a Life member of Randwick Rugby Union Football Club, a keen snow skier and surfboard rider (MSA and Sandshoes Boardriders clubs).

John holds a special interest in :

  • preventive dentistry (understanding the role of saliva in relationship to decay)
  • gum disease leading to bone loss
  • bruxism (clenching of teeth and grinding of teeth leading to wear, fracture of teeth, clicking of joints, ringing in ears, headaches)
  • works with ENT surgeon to eliminate or minimise snoring and sleep apnoea

John also understands that dentistry can be traumatic and has provided IV Sedation since 1973 for patients who are nervous or prefer to have longer dental sessions .

Dr. Barry Turner

After graduating in 1972 Barry spent 7 years practising and studying in England.  During this time he developed an interest in IV sedation a technique which has helped him treat nervous patients in a caring and more efficient way.

Barry has also made frequent trips to USA, which was the centre of the Universe for dental development, to develop his skills and interests in cosmetic dentistry. He enjoyed spending many hours “learning from the best”.  This interest in skills development has been a common thread throughout his professional life, and continues.

Barry’s professional interests include:

  • cosmetic/aesthetic solutions to problem teeth
  • periodontal problems (gum disease)
  • bruxism ( clenching/grinding, often unknown to the patient until they break a tooth or can’t bite on it )

In addition to his work at the Bondi Junction dental practice, Barry is also a volunteer dentist with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where he is helping improve the oral health of people in regional and rural Australia.

Barry’s Personal Interests :

“I live on a farm which consumes as much time as I want to give. I enjoy snow skiing, aviation and I have a special interest in East Timor, where I played a small part in establishing a volunteer dental program after their independence in 1999. We started with 3 dentists and now boast 7 teams visiting in 2010. We have an orphanage with 37 children and take care of the entire western half of East Timor. Makes you realise how lucky we are in Australia .”

About the Practice

Murray Turner Dental Surgeons has been operating at Bondi Junction, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, since 1985. We are in a convenient location with access to parking and public transport within close proximity.