Dr. Kerry Leonard, DMD.
Dr. Kerry Leonard, DMD graduated with honors from the University of Florida, she then attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine where she obtained her DMD. Following graduation, she was chosen for a residency for Advanced Education in General Dentistry at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. During residency, Dr. Leonard became proficient in providing comprehensive care in all aspects of general dentistry including complex treatment planning, crown/bridge, implants, tooth removal, root canals, digital dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Leonard takes a warm personal approach to help facilitate each patient in having an enjoyable experience. Her compassion for her patients as well as her attention to detail are qualities that help patients feel at ease and achieve their personal dental goals. She combines her passion for dentistry with her knowledge and experience in treating apprehensive patients to provide comprehensive dental treatment in a positive and reassuring way.
Dr. Leonard grew up in Florida just outside Daytona Beach. After residency, she spent time practicing in South Florida before moving to Fernandina Beach and joining the practice with Dr. Hall and his team. In her spare time, Dr. Leonard likes spending time with family and friends and soaking up the sun at the beach.
Dr. Leonard graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, in Boston, MA. She went on to complete a postdoctoral AEGD Resident Certification at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC.
She also holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Her extensive experience includes:
- Complex treatment planning
- Treatment of medically compromised patients
- Digital dentistry
- Restoration of implant crowns/bridges, overdentures, and hybrids
- Same-day indirect restorations (Crowns, inlays, onlays)
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Full mouth rehabilitations
- Composite and amalgam restorations
- Crown and bridge (both laboratory and milled in-house)
- Dental Implants– restoring crown and bridge
- Complete dentures, partial dentures, hybrid dentures
- Surgical extractions and socket preservation
- Root canals (anterior and premolar)
- The treatment of special needs patients in the operating room under general anesthesia
During her residency, she attended: MUSC post-doctoral clinics, North Charleston Community Outreach Clinic, Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Clinic, Special Needs MUSC Clinic, Coastal Kids Dental, and the MUSC operating room.
Dr. Kerry Leonard is an incredible provider with an impressive history. Her deep experience allows her to handle even the most unique cases.
Amelia Perfect Smile’s High Standards
The standard of excellence in personalized dental care at Amelia Perfect Smile enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, We will make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.
We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our dental office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross-contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.
To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.