Our office will be closed Monday December 25th - Monday January 1st. We will reopen on January 2nd, 2024 at 10am. If you have a true dental emergency, you should contact Charlotte Emergency Dental at 704-525-3939.

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."


"Dr. Drabick is a wonderful new addition to Leary Family Dentistry! She is very personable with a positive bubbly personality. She took extra time reassuring me with each step she took throughout my procedure continually making sure I was comfortable as well. She was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help support my additional needs and extra questions I had! Thank you so much!"



"I had not been to the dentist in a very long time. I was told to check out Dr. Leary I was very pleased that I did. She is a phenomenal dentist and person highly recommended her!!! I had 8 cavities no judgement just a plan to fix it. The way she gives injections is a work of art!!!!!"



"It’s always a pleasure working with the staff at Leary Family Dentistry!"



"The Leary Family Dentistry has the friendliest staff and I have the best experience with Dr. Leary."



"My family and I started going to Leary Family Dentistry last year and we are glad we made this decision. Dr. Leary and all of the hygienists we have encountered are wonderful, caring professionals. I would definitely recommend this dental practice."



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