About Our Team
Looking for a dental office that your entire family will love? If you live in the Lorain, OH area, look no further than Team Leatherman Care Dentistry. Our team combines modern technology with a fun approach to create a positive experience for patients of all ages! We understand that in the past you may not have looked forward to going to the dentist. But here, you definitely will!
Dental Professionals Who Know How to Have Fun!
Meet The Doctors
Thomas G Leatherman DDS
Dr Tom feels so fortunate to be practicing dentistry now with all of the new and improved techniques available to dentists today. He is even more fortunate to be surrounded by such a caring staff. They really do treat each of our patients like family; always striving to help our wonderful patients reach optimal oral health.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio, he earned a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at Case Western Reserve University in 1985. Dr. Tom has Fellowship status but continues to work toward his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Lorain County Dental Society, Phi Beta Kappa, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The American Academy of Computerized Dentistry. He is also a mentor for CEREC Doctors and is in the Faculty Club for Spear Education.
Dr. Tom and his wife, Judy, love spending their time together and with friends visiting new places and attending concerts or shows. They have two grown children, Laura and Tommy, who are the joys of their lives! Dr Tom’s hobbies include music appreciation and performing (playing keyboards in several bands, most notably FireSide, photography, camping, rafting, fly-fishing, computers, and general gadgetry (his nickname is Dr. Gadget).
Candice L Fehring, DDS
Dr. Candice is an active member of the American Dental Association, The Ohio Dental Association and the Cleveland Dental Society. She also is a member of Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity as well as an active participant in the Westshore Dental Study Club, Women in Dentistry Study Club and Spear Education Study Club. She is enjoying getting to know all of our wonderful patients and their families and looks forward to treating them for years to come.
Dr. Candice and her husband, Ian, have three adorable children; Brady, Mackenzie and Lilly, who keep them quite busy and happy. Her hobbies include Boating, Health & Fitness, Snow Skiing, Cooking, & Baking. In her spare time she is the co-coordinator of MOPS (Mother of Pre-schooler’s) at her church.
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!”
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.
Peggy Mason, Registered Dental Hygienist
Peggy cares for and loves her 90 year old mom and is blessed with one niece and two great nieces in Florida who are the joys of her life. Peggy also enjoys Ancestry DNA, concerts, dancing, gardening, golfing, music, reading, swimming, theatre, traveling, yoga and all Cleveland Sports teams.
Tensele Davis, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Tensele Davis is a Registered Dental Hygienist having graduated from Lorain County Community College in May of 2016. She enjoys educating and caring for the needs of patients. She is happy to be part of Team Leatherman Care. The office is a family friendly environment, and the needs of each patient are valued and given the best care. Her goal is to continue to develop her knowledge and skills.
Tensele is a proud mother of two. Daughter Kiara is a graduate of the University of Kent State since 2012 and son Darly is currently a sophomore at the University of Akron. Tensele enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and traveling.
Kathi Galant, Dental Assistant
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!
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.