You deserve dental care that is tailored to your smile. Whether you are looking for a whiter shade, to fill in a chip, or just overall better oral health, Team Leatherman Care Dentistry can help you achieve it. Located in Lorain, OH, we offer a wide range of general and cosmetic services for patients of all ages. We use the latest technology to enhance patient comfort and treatment success so you always leave our office with a smile!
General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Veneers are porcelain or ceramic shells that are bonded over the front of existing teeth to transform their shape, color, and appearance. Patients who have smiles with chips, gaps, cracks, discolorations, or misshapen teeth can all benefit from veneers. The shells are custom-created to achieve your specific smile goals.
Scaling & Root Planing
Your gums are just as important as your teeth in maintaining oral and overall health. Scaling and root planing is a procedure that is helpful for patients with gingivitis, or mild gum disease. During the procedure, we remove bacteria from beneath the gum line and smooth out the tooth roots so that the gums can adhere securely, preventing bacteria from entering again.
CEREC Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used to restore the smile after a cavity or trauma. A crown is a cap that is placed over an existing tooth after a root canal, or over a dental implant. The crown is custom-fabricated to blend in seamlessly in your smile. We are proud to use CEREC CAD/CAM technology to custom-design, fabricate, and place crowns in just one visit for our patients’ convenience!
A bridge is a tooth-replacement option that involves placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap to hold an abutment tooth into place.
Children need dental care that is tailored to them to ensure that they have a pleasant experience and that they are building the foundations for a healthy adult smile. Our team specializes in helping children feel right at home in our office so that they look forward to visiting us and taking care of their smiles!
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Cosmetic Contouring
- DVDs available to watch during treatment
- Noise-cancelling headphones available
We offer the following services which may require a referral to a specialist:
- Root Canal Therapy
- Maxillofacial Surgery
Dental emergencies require immediate attention to save your smile. If the emergency occurs during business hours, please give us a call at 440-233-8521, and we will get you in as soon as possible. If the emergency occurs after hours, still call our office, and you will receive instructions as to how you can reach Dr. Leatherman or another doctor if he is not available. If the emergency is severe or life-threatening, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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!