Dr. Carmen Leary


Dr. Carmen Leary grew up in Durham, North Carolina, which is only a two-hour drive from her practice in Charlotte. During her childhood, she loved going to the dentist, mostly because of the environment that her dentist (Dr. Paula Coffey) cultivated. Dr. Coffey and her friendly staff encouraged young Carmen to pursue dentistry, and she made the decision to become a dentist during her sophomore year in high school.


Dr. Leary graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She then came back to the great state of North Carolina for dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to complete her doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Immediately following graduation from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, Dr. Leary finished her general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Baltimore, MD. 

Why Charlotte?

Dr. Leary chose to start her practice in Charlotte for several reasons: Charlotte’s diverse population, its quiet suburban neighborhoods, and the taste of city life offered by Uptown were all appealing qualities. The beautiful lake areas (Mountain Island, Lake Wylie, and Lake Norman) are wonderful for peaceful weekend getaways. She also loves sports, so the Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Knights, Carolina Panthers, and the new Major League Soccer team coming to Uptown were additional perks of choosing to settle in Charlotte. 

Dr. Leary and her husband have called the city of Charlotte home since 2008. She loves it here and is looking forward to raising her two daughters here!

In Her Own Words

“Family is vital to our practice and to the patients we serve in our local community. For me, family comprises my excellent staff and my loyal patients for whom I feel a great amount of affection and respect. And of course, my nuclear family — my husband and two daughters — they are my inspiration and strength behind what I do.

I invite you to join the family at Leary Family Dentistry. We are excited to meet and serve you and your family."


"I saw the periodontist, Dr. Dean. She had such a fantastic “bedside manner”! Dr. Dean walked me through the entire 1.5 hour procedure and answered all of my questions. She constantly asked if I was okay during the actual procedure. I felt very comfortable and loved her mood (she even sang/hummed along with the music playing). Her assistant, Abby, was just as polite and added to my great experience today. An all around great visit!"



"I had several extractions and implants done by Dr Dean when she practiced in Connecticut. She is extremely meticulous in her work and explains every step of her work. I can honestly say the most pain was administering the novacain for numbing the area. Recovery was always easy and she always called to check on me after surgery."



"Dr G is absolutely amazing, the entire staff is friendly and professional, it’s an awesome environment"



"I enjoy my visits to this office. Dr Leary is a joy every single time. I also appreciate the access to Hulu in the chair during cleanings."



"The staff was great! They were not only friendly but thorough and informative. Cynthia was great!!"



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