Ross Penland, DMD

Susan Bridges, DDS

Jessica Tomberlin, DMD

Haley Buff-Lindner, DMD, PhD

Martha Hardaway, DMD, MS

Dr. Matt Leach, DDS

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry ©2019

Dr. Leach grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended The Cannon School for his middle and high school education. He then attended Greensboro College and played lacrosse all four years as a goalie. He majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. After graduation, Dr. Leach studied at The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery after 4 years.


Dr. Leach then went on to complete a one year General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University, and then continued his education at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C., where he obtained a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Leach has wanted to become a pediatric dentist since he was in 5th grade, due to experiencing his on skateboarding trauma, which exposed him to the life-changing impact this career could have on others like himself.


Dr. Leach originally me Dr. Ross Penland on an international dental mission trip in Guatemala in 2015, and continues to serve on that same mission trip (now in the Dominican Republic) as an instructor. Since meeting Dr. Ross Penland, Dr. Leach has planned to move to Hickory, and work along side his mentor, and friend.


Dr. Leach has now made Hickory his home, still enjoys playing lacrosse, and loves the outdoors- especially archery.

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