About Us

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

      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.




We accept most insurances, but we are In-Network with the following:


Years of Experience


Happy Staff

Meet the Team


our dentist

Dr. John A. Leppard


     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 and talking with his patients.

     In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Sandy, and his two 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.

our Staff

Dental hygienist - gayle


Gayle loves working with her patients!  She has a knack for combining humor 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. 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 Assistant -


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 16 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.

Office Support Assistant -

New Patient Forms
No Show Policy Agreement
Payment Agreement
Medical History Form 1/2
Medical History Form 2/2

Please download and complete all five forms before visiting our office.

This will ensure you are seen within your appointment time.

If you have any issues with the forms, please give us a call.

Our Address

1285 Wilkesboro Blvd.

Lenoir, NC 28645

 Tel: 828-572-2263 

Fax: 828-572-2343

Email: mtlaurel1285@gmail.com

Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday 

9:00AM – 5:00PM


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