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! Laura is married to Aaron Ramsey – a wonderful addition to our family. Dr Tom’s hobbies include music appreciation and performing (playing keyboards in several bands, most notably FireSide CLE, Cloud9 CLE, 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 is pleased to be part of Team Leatherman Care Dentistry in her position as Patient Scheduling Coordinator. She brings with her over 35 years of dental management experience and her willingness to help you find the perfect time for creating a perfect smile!
Debbie and her husband, Bill, are avid boaters and spend their summers on the waters of Lake Erie and Put-In-Bay. They are the proud parents of Bryan and Benjamin. Bryan and his wife, Amanda, live in Put-In-Bay with the awesome labrador retrievers. Benjamin and his wife, Brittany live in Amherst and are the proud parents of beautiful twin daughters.
Donna Perrigan, Financial Coordinator
Donna brings more than 25 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 eleven grandchildren and spending time together outdoors. Donna is also very involved with the church where her husband is pastor, and enjoys spending time with her church family as well.
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!”
Mikkell was born with a genuine love for people. She discovered her passion for dentistry in January 1999 when she decided to try her hand as a dental assistant in Las Vegas, Nevada. After moving to Ohio in 2012, she attended The Ohio State University EFDA program and has been caring for patients as an EFDA since 2014.
Mikkell has one son, Steel, and two dogs, Foxy and Remy. Outside of the office, she spends her time as a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor, walking her dogs, reading, cooking, socializing with friends, enjoying the outdoors, and volunteering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
Lacie, Treatment Coordinator
Lacie is thrilled to be part of such an incredibly talented team. She brings with her over a decade of Treatment Coordinating, Financial Coordinating, and Dental Office Management experience. With a focus on business management, Lacie obtained her associate degree May 16th, 2020. She currently has her sights set on her Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership and Business Management via The Lorain County Community College Partnership Program with Cleveland State.
She is dedicated to a healthy and active lifestyle, physically and spiritually. This includes weight training, rowing, hiking, Reiki, meditation, writing, and naturopathic therapies. She is an avid blood donor and advocate for this life saving act. Lacie is the proud mother of one son, Meryk, who she believes is her greatest gift in “all the universes”.
Natasha Diaz, CDA/EFDA
Natasha is a Certified Dental Assistant that has a true passion for dentistry. She recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University and is now practicing as a EFDA. Working at TLC since 2017 has been such a blessing for her because she loves working one on one with patients and helping people. She is the mother to two beautiful boys, Dustin and Jaxson and enjoys being with her family, spending time outdoors, and horseback riding.
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 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, biking, golfing, and an occasional karaoke is not out of the question! She has two sons, Michael and his wife, Sarah, and Kevin and his wife, Christie. Kelly is very excited to help Kevin and Christie welcome their first child, and her first grandchild Jackson born June 13th, 2021.
Chelsea, Registered Dental Hygienist
Joy, Dental Assistant
Celine, Dental Assistant
Celine has always been someone who enjoys caring for others. Starting off with being a nanny from a young age she quickly realized her love for helping other people. She chose a wonderful career in Dentistry after her daughter,Finley, was born in 2016. She completed Dental Assisting school at Lorain County JVS and entered the field in 2017. She is very grateful to be a part of The TLC family.