Our office will be closed Wednesday November 22nd & Thursday November 23rd. 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."


"I'm so glad I have a new Dental Home in Leary Family Dentisry! I was made to feel welcome and important as a patient. Dr Leary is super nice and friendly and I can't say enough good things about Leah, my new hygienist! Overall a great experience!"



"Dr. Leary and her staff are very professional and accommodating. I stayed with them when my health plan changed. Great health care and very nice people. I am receiving wonderful care."



"Great staff. Everyone’s professional and very friendly. Speedy service."



"My family has been going to Leary Family dentist for over 7 years. We have not had any problems with the care."



"I was very impressed with the customer service of the office staff that was deminstrated during my vist on 11-8-2023. I felt respected from the office staff as well as the medical staff. I arrive late for my appointment and I was treated with dignity and respect. They non condescending. They were very welcoming. The staff member Who took my payment and set up next appointment done it effortlessly and without the usual fanfare. The dental hygienist was very inviting, gentle and considerate. She told me every thing that she was going to do before she did. Her smile was infectious.I felt like she really cared that my experince would be a pleasant one. Dr. Leary won my heart. She seemed unhurried when she arrived in the room. She took her time to explain and give feed back. She looked me in in the eye as she spoke to me. She was so forthcoming. I felt immediately at home. I do not often remember names but I remember Olivia. I have spoken to one of my coworkers to come and join the Leary dental family"



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