Foothills Dental Taylorsville

(Formerly known as Apple Valley Family Dentistry)
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Our Location

167 1st Avenue SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681

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(828) 632-7008  | circle facebook icon

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM-12:00PM | 1:00PM-5:00PM

Friday – Sunday: Closed

Preventative Care

Your oral hygiene is our #1 priority. We offer professional teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental x-rays, & more. Learn more about our dental service and book an appointment today!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Does your smile make you happy? Foothills Dental Group offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments to boost your smile’s aesthetic look. Book an appointment today!

Emergency Dental

Tooth pain is no joke & can affect your overall health. If you have a damaged tooth, swollen gums, or your mouth is in severe pain, call us ASAP, so we can get your smile back to where it should be.

Meet Dr. Scott W. Murphy, DMD

Dr. Scott W. Murphy was born and raised in Towaco, New Jersey. Dr. Murphy had braces as a child and was fascinated by the science behind dentistry and orthodontics. He decided that he wanted to help others with their smile, too, which led him to his career in Dentistry.

Dr. Murphy has been married to his wife Linda for 42 years. They have three children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include racquetball and all different types of water sports. He has white water rafted all up the east coast. Soccer has always been a big part of his life. He coached soccer for 20+ years, including coaching all three of his children. 

Professional Bio:
Dr. Murphy has practiced dentistry for over 40 years. He earned his B.S. degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1978; he then earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from UMDNJ in Newark, New Jersey (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) in 1982. After graduating, he completed 3 points of residency in Texas at the University of Texas San Antonio, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, and Lackland AFB.

Dr. Murphy is an active member of the American Dental Association. He thoroughly examines his patient’s needs and keeps their best interest in mind to provide high-quality dental care.

Meet the Team at Foothills Dental Group in Taylorsville, NC

Our mission is the same at all of our locations: to improve the health of our patients by providing them with the highest quality of dental care. We firmly believe that good oral health is essential for overall quality of life. We have designed our offices to be warm and welcoming.

We are pleased to offer preventive, pediatric, and emergency dental services for you and your family. Our doctors are proud to provide their patients with modern, high-tech facilities so our patients can receive the best dental care available.

You will enjoy our team of professionals & their commitment to providing compassionate, consistent care. We work hard to help our patients stay motivated to make their dental health a priority. Give us a call to book an appointment today!


We look forward to meeting you and your entire family so we can provide a lifetime of quality dental care.

Dental Services in Taylorsville, NC


We offer a full range of dental care services at the Foothills Dental office in Taylorsville, NC. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about our treatments:

  • Cleaning & Wellness Screening
  • Professional Teeth Cleaning
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Implants, Veneers, & Crowns

Our staff is experienced, 100% qualified, and dedicated to the improvement of their patient’s oral health. We are excited to have you as a patient and can’t wait to see you!

A healthy smile is just a click away

“Great Dentist! Love this place and Mary Huffman. Very thorough and professional.”

Beth Sawyer

“Was nervous about the procedure, but the staff took time to explain and answered my questions and made changes to make me feel comfortable.”

Louise Cottrell

“Great people, super service, no waiting for an appointment. Needed an extraction, had x-rays tooth out quickly. I usually don’t like dentists but these folks are wonderful.”

Jerry Allman

“I highly recommend Dr. Huffman and her staff. Everyone is so friendly. I was a little nervous since it had been a while since I had been to the dentist. They assured me they would take great care of me. It was a great visit… I will be going back next week for some dental work.”

Sissy Benfield

“The staff were great. Very friendly and professional. Usually am nervous at thought of having to go to the dentist but they make you feel at ease and comfortable. The facility is very clean and pleasant. Seems homier than just a sterile environment to put you more at ease. The dentist explained very thoroughly what was going on with my teeth. Appreciated that very much. I would recommend anyone to go to this dentistry with teeth issues.”