Where Smiles Come Naturally
Dentists take care of smiles, so it only makes sense that going to the dentist should put a smile on your face! At Team Leatherman Care Dentistry, we offer a patient experience that you won’t find at any other dental practice. Located in Lorain, OH, our team is committed to helping patients of all ages have a positive experience each time they visit our office. From our friendly, lighthearted attitudes to our use of the latest technology for your comfort, everything we do is done with your smile in mind.
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Your smile is unique, so why shouldn’t your dental care be unique, too? We offer personalized treatments, tailored to your individual needs. We take time to understand your goals for your smile and to come up with a treatment plan that will achieve those goals. From simple routine cleanings to more complex cosmetic procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants, we help you create your healthiest, most confident smile.
We are a caring dental team dedicated to providing excellent care and patient comfort utilizing state-of-the-art technology, products, and techniques.
We strive to provide a relaxed environment where patient education is paramount. Stringent sterilization procedures assure patient safety and well-being.
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, so make sure you are receiving the best possible dental care so you can put your best smile forward. Our team looks forward to meeting you and your family and helping you make great decisions for your oral health!
“I have been going to Dr. Leatherman’s practice for 15 years. The quality of care, professionalism, friendly atmosphere, and just plain nice folks in the office are unparalleled. Equipment is state of the art and they specialize in pediatric dentistry as you can tell by the funny posters on the ceiling – very kid-friendly. I am more than happy to recommend this practice for the highest quality dental care.”
“Tom and his team are fantastic. My 12-year-old and 9-year-old count down the days until their next appointments. If you have kids, TLC is the answer.”
“When I first sought out a new dentist from the one I had been going to since childhood, I was Soooo nervous!! Team Leatherman Care exceeded my expectations and restored my faith in dentistries once more!!
Such a great bunch of people!!
My dentist is so gentle and explains everything so thoroughly. I really like him! (;
I would totally recommend this dentistry for sure!!”
“It is awesome to be not just a number with this team. They all remember your name and I love to see the same happy team members year after year. They must be happy working here. And I love knowing what to expect. It is good to know they are always advancing with the new technology. And Dr. Tom is always gentle and understanding.”
“I’ve only ever went to Dr. Tom, he’s the best! I always look forward to going to the dentist because he’s just that good. I can’t say enough good things about this team. Love them!!”
Meet The Staff
Debbie Gilles, Scheduling Coordinator
Debbie and her husband, Bill, love boating and spend their summers on the waters of Lake Erie and Put in Bay. They are very proud of their two sons. Bryan lives and works in Put in Bay with his chocolate lab Buca. Benjamin and his wife Brittany are the proud new parents of twin daughters and reside in Amherst.
Donna Perrigan, Financial Coordinator
Donna brings more than 23 years of experience to Team Leatherman Care. Her highly trained skills in the dental field have come full circle in her work from clinical to administrative positions. She works every day to help patients better understand their financial options when maintaining or restoring their smiles and oral health. Building positive relationships of trust and appreciation with our patients is Donna's biggest reward.
Donna and her husband, Kurby, share the joy of loving and nurturing their five children and ten grandchildren. Her family time includes community fellowship at the local church where her husband pastors.
Nicole Neroni, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) having graduated from Lorain County Community College. She is a proud member of Team Leatherman Care and continually strives to increase her knowledge in improving our patients' oral health. She enjoys being a part of a team that is committed to providing the best care possible for their patients. Nicole most values Team Leatherman Care’s strong sense of family and togetherness. TLC is a family and we like to treat you like family too!
Nicole is married to Joe and they have a beautiful blended family . They enjoy spending their leisure time with their children and grandchildren . Travel, Food, Fun and Family are words they live by.
Jean Worden, Benefits Coordinator
Jean has been married to Dirk for 50 wonderful years. They have three daughters; Carrie, Amy, and Karli. They are blessed with three beautiful grandchildren and three great sons-in-law. In her spare time Jean enjoys family vacations, walking, and going to the gym. She feels blessed to spend special moments with her 100 year old mom as well. And in the Fall, she loves the Ohio State Football Season – it is all about “GO BUCKS!”
Amanda, Dental Assistant
Natasha Diaz, Dental Assistant
Natasha is a Certified Dental Assistant that has a true passion for dentistry. She has been in the field for 15 years and is currently going to school to continue her education. Working at TLC since 2017 has been such a blessing for her because she has found an awesome place to work and build friendships. She continues to enjoy learning and growing.
She is the mother of an adorable baby boy, Dustin Wade Messer II and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, horseback riding and being outdoors.
Kelly Delmonico, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelly is a Registered Dental Hygienist graduate from Lorain County Community College. She joined Team Leatherman Care in July 2016 after working for a pediatric practice for eight years. Kelly enjoys being a part of this amazing dental team and and strives to assure outstanding dental health to all of her patients.
Kelly enjoys traveling with her husband, Tony, and likes to keep active by running and biking, although an occasional karaoke is not out of the question. She has two sons, Kevin and his fiancé, Christie, who live in North Olmsted and Michael and his wife, Sarah, who reside in Columbus.
Chelsea, Dental Assistant
She married her funny and caring husband, Mike, in 2017. They have one son, Lucas, who will be turning two and keeps them very busy! As a family, they enjoy visiting local beaches and restaurants, walks in the park, and Cleveland Sports. They try to attend many Cleveland Indians games each summer. Chelsea enjoys having monthly girls nights with her friends and having couples game nights.
Kathi Galant, Dental Assistant Emerita
Kathi has two children - Glen (father of Gage) and Molly (married to Jared; mother of Annabel and Dylan) In her spare time, Kathi enjoys gardening, fishing, camping and riding on the back of her fiancé, Eddie's Harley!