We believe that is important to connect with our patient families and potential patient families in unique and innovative ways. At our Alpharetta, GA pediatric dental office, we are proud to be recognized as a cornerstone in the North Fulton community and strive to provide informative care for all.
Below you will find two video series that we produce here at Dr. Leach’s and we invite you to get to know Dr. Leach and his practice better. If you have any questions, give our friendly team a call today at Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry Phone Number (770) 521-8855.
Get To Know Dr. Leach
Dr. Michael J. Leach has been in practice for over 25 years and offers a conservative approach to treatment for the communities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, and Cumming. Follow along through the series as we get to know Dr. Leach more in-depth.
Learn why he chose to become a pediatric dentist and sole practitioner, what schooling and training he completed in order to become a board certified pediatric dentist, what the most rewarding part of working with kids is, where he is from, what he likes to do in his free time, and what the culture of a private practice pediatric dental office is.
“I wanted to be in a situation where I could get to know my patients, the parents, and for them to feel like a part of my family and that I am a part of their life. That is why I chose to be a sole practitioner instead of working for a large group.”
“After dental school, I decided that I did want to specialize in pediatric dentistry, so I did a three-year residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. I spent those three extra years learning about growth and development, children’s psychology, plus how to treat kids every day, five days a week.”
“When I graduated, there was a need in the Atlanta area for Pediatric Dentists. My wife’s sister already lived down here so we decided that it would be a great opportunity for our family.”
“One thing that Dr. Leach points out is that our office is not a factory-style setting! We are a family and welcome everyone; team members, patients, and their families in with open arms.”
“When we are treating kids, the best part of it is when you have a very anxious patient and we get them through the process whether it be a filling, extraction, or even a dental health checkup, and that child comes out on the other end smiling, beaming, they have prizes, and there is this joy that makes you realize you have turned a situation that was stressful into a pleasant and fun experience. That is what we want to try and do; we want to make it, so they are lifetime partners with their dental health and that they enjoy going to the dentist.”
Healthy Smiles Hotline
Welcome to our video newsletter series! Here we tackle common pediatric dental questions and provide you with expert advice on the best ways to take care of your child’s oral health.
Each month we will be publishing a new newsletter so be sure to stay tuned. If there is a topic that you would like us to cover, please email us at [email protected]
“When caring for your toddler’s teeth you want to brush them two times a day, once in the morning and again at night. Be sure to use a small amount of toothpaste, the size of a grain of rice and encourage your child to spit this toothpaste out.”
“The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend taking your child to a pediatric dentist. This is largely attributed to the fact that pediatric dentists receive an additional 2-3 years of specialized training following the receipt of their Doctorate degree.”
“Children have 20 primary teeth, which are often referred to as “baby teeth.” At about age 6, permanent teeth begin to push through the gums, and primary teeth become loose and fall out.”
“Baby teeth, or “Primary teeth” may be small, but they’re extremely important for your child’s oral health and development. This first set of teeth begin to develop beneath the gums during the second trimester of pregnancy”
Contact Our Team
If you have any questions or would like to schedule your child a dental health check-up, fill out our online appointment request form or give our team a call at Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry Phone Number (770) 521-8855.