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     Dr. John A. Leppard, D.M.D, at Mountain Laurel Dental provides the best dental services for you and your family.  Dr. Leppard provides affordable general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as emergency dental care.     

     Dr. Leppard has equipped each operatory with the latest technology to educate patients' awareness of the importance of oral health.  Having a staff with a passion to help, each patient is given the best treatment possible. We value open communication, as well as patients being involved in their care.

     In our office, our patients feel at home and are treated like family. Patients can kick back and watch tv to mellow the mood. Come visit our friendly and relaxing office today!



We accept most insurances, but

we are In-Network with the following:



Guardian   Ameritas


Delta Dental


Send insurance information by email for benefit verification ahead of time!

Years of Experience

Happy Staff


Meet the Team

our dentist - Dr. john a. leppard, d.m.d.

     Dr. John Leppard, D.M.D., graduated from Medical University of South Carolina and has been practicing dentistry since 1989. He was a former senior staff dentist at Carl Vinson VA Center in Dublin, GA.  Dr. Leppard is committed to providing conservative, comfortable dental care to all of his patients. He genuinely enjoys his work because he loves to see his patients leave with a big, healthy smile!

     Dr. Leppard has equipped each operatory with the latest technology to educate patients' awareness of the importance of oral health.  Having a staff with a passion to help, each patient is given the best treatment possible with open communication and involvement with the utmost level of health care available. 

     In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family which includes his beautiful wife Sandy, and his two wonderful children, John Jr. and Alexis.  Other hobbies and interests involve hiking, reading, downhill skiing, and college sports.  He loves being "Mr. Technology" with gadgets in and out of the office.


Front Desk / dental assistant - Mandy 

Mandy is a true southern lady with a gracious willingness to help you in any way she can. She has experience in both assisting in the back with patients, and managing the front office, including all the paperwork that comes with a dental practice.  She's a pro!  She has been working in the dental field since 1996.  Mandy has been working with Dr. Leppard for 9 years!


She and her husband Eddie, have 2 children, Paige and Dawson.  Mandy is an avid owl lover, and also enjoys retail therapy at Maurice's.

Dental hygienist - gayle

Gayle loves working with her patients!  She has a knack for combining humor, gentleness, and dentistry.  She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1991 in Kalamazoo, MI.


She enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, her 3 German Spitz dogs, and her 2 Haflinger horses.  Yeehaw!  When she's not giving her husband a hard time, she likes to garden/landscape, and is a member of the Alexander Garden Club.  Her co-workers enjoy being the beneficiaries of her baking/cooking talents.

Dental Assistants -


Debbie shares her large caring heart with our patients, imparting gentleness and sincerity to each person that becomes a part of our practice. She has had experience in every area of a dental office throughout her career.  She has assisted Dr. Leppard for 9 years!


She and her husband Bo, have 2 children, Charlie and Chelsea.  Debbie truly enjoys helping people.  Her love is her family. Interests include flowers, gardening, relaxing at the beach, and recessing in the mountains.


Natasha is our "tech" support with an infectious smile.  Her smile will brighten your day, or make you wonder what she is up to! She is full of life and sincerely loves being a part of each patient's journey to a beautiful smile. Trained by the United States Air Force, she has been an assistant since 2002.  Natasha has assisted Dr. Leppard for 9 years!


She and her husband Kevin, have 3 children, Kelly, Brittney, and Brodi.  Spare time is spent with family,  hunting is her seasonal hobby, and she is passionate about church. 


Our Address

1285 Wilkesboro Blvd.

Lenoir, NC 28645

 Tel: 828-572-2263 

Fax: 828-572-2343


Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 

9:00AM – 5:00PM