Meet The Doctors
Dr. Brett Murphey
Dr. Brett Murphey was born and raised in the Houston area. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M in Biomedical Science, and he taught 9th grade science at Eisenhower High School before becoming a dentist. He was well-liked by his students, and he was even awarded “Teacher of the Month” by the student body… Mr. February!
Dr. Murphey graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston at the top of his class, with honors. In addition to being elected Class President, he excelled in patient relations, hand clinical skills and was well-liked by his peers. On a mission for continuous improvement in all endeavors in his life, Dr. Murphey holds himself to a high standard of excellence. He believes in surrounding himself with a superstar team at Woodlands family dentistry to help him be the best he can.
As part of his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Murphey has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education in such areas as cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Murphey is friendly, he loves what he does, and he aims to get things done right the first time. To help him accomplish this, he listens to his patients’ expectations and strives to accommodate each individual’s routine and restorative cosmetic dentistry needs.
In his personal life, Dr. Murphey and his wife Crystal have three beautiful children together; Elizabeth, Brett Aaron and Corbin! For the past thirteen years, Dr. Murphey has traveled to Mexico, where he provides dental care to over 200 orphans, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. He also enjoys driving cars at Texas World Speedway, boating on Lake Conroe, skiing, scuba diving and is consistently involved in a men’s Bible study. Dr. Murphey looks forward to getting to know you and your family too!
Dr. Murphey’s Professional Associations
American Dental Association (ADA)
Christian Dental Fellowship (CDF)
Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA)
Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS)
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Texas A&M Alumni Association
Texas Dental Association (TDA)
University of Texas Dental Branch Alumni Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Read what patients are saying about Dr. Murphey and his team.
Dr. Andrew Nalley
Dr. Andrew Nalley, a native Houstonian, earned his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University. He then attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, and graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. One of Dr. Nalley’s passions in life is serving others. While a student at TexasA&M, he spent much of his spare time developing leadership skills and mentoring at-risk elementary aged students. Dr. Nalley never missed an opportunity to serve in missions, locally and internationally. He has been blessed to have ministered in Mexico, Vietnam, India, Uganda, Kenya, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Locally, he volunteered at the Hope Dental Clinic in Alvin, Texas. He first met Dr. Murphey in Matamoros, Mexico in 2010, while providing dental care to the children at a local orphanage. They served together again in 2012 in San Raymudo, Guatemala to provide care to students from two local schools. An award that Dr. Nalley is most proud of is The Servant Leadership Award from the Academy of Dentisty International, which was recognition of his “meritorious servant leadership and volunteerism.”
Dr. Nalley’s desire is to continue to excel in his practice of dentistry. He is equipped with continuing education opportunities to remain skilled in the latest methods and practices of quality dental care. As part of his ongoing desire to serve his patients, Dr. Nalley most enjoys interacting with patients and getting to know each of them individually. His compassionate attitude is evidenced by the way that he listens to his patients’ needs and finds the best solution in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Nalley enjoys playing sports and spending time outdoors. He is often found viewing the world through the lens of his camera as an avid amateur photographer, or playing his favorite songs on his guitar. He is excited to be a part of the Woodlands Family Dental team.
Dr. Esteban Garza
Born in South Texas and a graduate of Cy-Fair High School, Dr. Esteban Garza completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M in Biology. Taking a route similar to Dr. Murphey, he taught pre-K through 9th grade for Spring Branch ISD before becoming a dentist.
After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, Dr. Garza completed a one year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital and the Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. There he enhanced his skills in all aspects of dentistry and experienced the disciplines of pediatrics, extractions, root canals, and oral surgery.
With a strong desire to provide quality health services to the underserved, Dr. Garza joined the National Health Service Corps for 2 years where he was able to serve in a low socioeconomic suburb in Dallas, Texas.
Today, Dr. Garza is currently working toward becoming a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Garza’s temperament and style is gentle and kind. He enjoys coming to work every day with a commitment to quality dentistry. He cares about the patient’s concerns and tries to meet them where they are. He will take the time to listen and provide the best solution for each patient’s unique situation.
He is fluent in Spanish, taught by his mother who is from Quito, Ecuador. Using this skill, for the past decade, he has traveled on mission trips to Spain, UK, Guatemala, and Mexico, where he has provided dental care to over 200 orphans.
Outside of his professional life, Dr. Garza enjoys playing tennis with his siblings Dr. Rudy Garza and Dr. Elizabeth Garza, who are also dentists. He is also involved with Bible Study Fellowship, a nine month bible study of the book of Matthew.
He met his wife, Dr. Amanda Garza, in dental school, married and they joyfully welcomed their first child, Abigail, in October 2013.
Dr. Garza feels blessed to the be part of the team and looks forward to meeting you and for the opportunity to serve Woodlands Family Dental.
Dr. Garza’s Professional Associations
Published in 2012 in the Journal of Oral Science for his research on Cytoxicity evaluation of methacrylate based resins for clinical endodontics in vitro
American Dental Association (ADA)
Dallas County Dental Society (DCDS)
Texas Dental Association (TDA)
Texas A&M Health Science Center – Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni
Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Academy Association of Endodontists (AAE)