Dr. Turley graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry and then attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was dual trained in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Turley was a full time professor at UCLA, including Chairman of the Orthodontic Department until 1997, when he entered private practice. He is Past-President of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and of the Edward H. Angle Society Southern California Component.
Dr. Turley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Turley presented the Edward H. Angle Lecture at the 2007 AAO Annual Session. He has lectured in over 30 states and 20 foreign countries. Dr. Turley is married to Dr. Patricia Turley, a pediatric dentist.