Meet Dr. Catherine Murphy
- Avoid extraction of permanent teeth
- Address the concerns as soon as possible
- Provide long-lasting results
- Help each patient reach his/her full smile and facial beauty potential
- Reduce total treatment time
About Dr. Catherine Murphy
Native to Northwest IN, Dr. Catherine Murphy attended St. Thomas More and Munster High School. Dr. Murphy started working in orthodontics 25 years ago with her father, Dr. Thomas Kroczek. She attended Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) for her undergraduate degree. While studying abroad in Wollongong, Australia, she learned about an organization through IUB that helped teach HIV/AIDS awareness and education in Kenya, Africa. Following graduation, she spent a transformational summer in rural Kenya where there was no electricity and no running water. She saw straight teeth everywhere! Why do you think that was? Short answer: the diet was not industrialized!
While attending Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD), she had the opportunity to work alongside a notable faculty orthodontist. Additionally, Dr. Murphy served as a leader on many sealant clinics, providing free dental education to mothers and free sealants to their children in various women’s shelters.
Dr. Murphy graduated dental school excited to practice general dentistry. In addition to private practice, she worked as an adjunct faculty member at IUSD and on the Sealant Mobile, which provided free dental screenings and sealants to children in underserved communities throughout Indiana.
Following orthodontic residency, Dr. Murphy returned to Northwest IN and ran the orthodontic department of a pediatric dental practice. In addition to private practice, she returned to teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University Northwest Hygiene program for many years.
Dr. Murphy has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education. Her passion for learning grows with each course she attends, especially those with a holistic approach to orthodontic treatment.
With each course, she began questioning many methods that were becoming so popular. When her son was born, the questions increased as she sought answers regarding his health and was not satisfied with the response. This led her to the airway-focused approach to dentistry and orthodontics.
Outside the office, Dr. Murphy resides in Schererville with her husband, Mat, and their son. She met her husband through a local running club and now, instead of marathons, they run after their preschooler! She enjoys reading, being outdoors, and the symphony, and admits that her guilty pleasure is watching HGTV! Her motto: A.S.K: Always Seeking Knowledge.
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Indianapolis (IUSD) – dental and orthodontic residency
Orthotropics Mini Residency with Dr. Bill Hang
Associations and Memberships