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Dental Care for Your Whole Health With Dentist Dr. Erin Dougherty in Dunedin, Florida

Dr. Erin Dougherty - Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, Dunedin, FL

At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, we are here to do more than simply clean your teeth and fill cavities. We aim to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile that gives you confidence while keeping in mind the critical role that dental care and oral health play in your overall health and well-being. At the office of Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, patients in the Dunedin, Florida area will find a comprehensive array of services, modern technologies, and gentle, compassionate care. While Dr. Erin Dougherty performs the majority of patient care Dr. Ryan Lepore still collaborates with Dr. Dougherty to handle more complex and significant cases in a team approach. Consultations are typically completed with both doctors present to truly provide personalized care.

Dr. Ryan Lepore - Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, Dunedin, FL

Dr. Erin Dougherty & Her People-First Approach at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry

Meet Dr. Dougherty Intro Video
She is compassionate, experienced and loves to help others – She is Dr. Erin Dougherty joining forces at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry to make patients’ lives better.

My name is Dr. Erin Dougherty. My roots in dentistry actually started early in life, I am a 2nd generation dentist, which means that the original Dr. Dougherty is my dad, who has served almost his entire career as an officer and in the US Air force. Because of my dad and my amazing mom, I was raised on strong principles of service, respect, and integrity. The words “I don’t care” were not allowed in my house while I was growing up, and I didn’t know it then, but those invisible lessons really have become the core of who I am today.

Through my dad, I learned that doing dentistry with a people-first service before self-mentality whilst also making a living was actually possible – this sounded like the perfect career for me, so when I graduated from dental school in Arizona, I made it a point to start my career in a way that would allow me to put people first just like my dad. I chose public health – so how did I end up in Florida? Well, after a country-wide search for the perfect public health job, my husband Shelby and I chose Pinellas county. I mean, what is not to love – you have beaches culture, city vibes, and small town vibes all bundled into our tiny little peninsular. We didn’t ever think we would stay, but we are now proud to call this place our forever home and the place where we will raise our son.

I spent the past 9 years serving the underserved people of our county and also aiding an expansion of providing better access to our dental care here all over the county. This led me to truly know and fall in love with the uniqueness and diversity within our community. Being in public health has also led me to understand the truth of what we call the oral system mechanism connection. How the condition of your mouth can affect your health and vice versa wanting to take that philosophy to the next level and prevent disease even before it occurs, causing irreversible damage to the mouth and body I have seen so much off over the years that led me to Lepore comprehensive dentistry. I have seen a lot, so you can believe me when I say this place is truly unique with the way it blends dental health, overall wellness, and care for each individual I feel so blessed to have become integrated in this community over the years and have been more fortunate to have found a career home that speaks to my roots and supports my philosophy of people first and overall health.

Preventive care for your health and wellness

The foundation of our dental practice starts with preventive care. Research continues to emphasize the critical role that oral health has on the health and wellness of the entire human body. With regular preventive oral care, you can often avoid extra time spent in the dental chair and costly dental procedures, as well as help reduce the chance that you will fall prey to illnesses such as heart attacks, diabetes, and strokes that have been linked to oral health issues. Our office uses the latest dental technologies to keep your teeth clean and identify any potential problem areas at an early stage when they are the easiest to treat.

Restorative care that suits your needs and preferences

Whether it is due to traumatic injury, disease, or other issues, almost everyone needs restorative dental care at some point in their life. Because no two patients are alike, Dr. Lepore provides a variety of dental services and options to treat conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, missing teeth, and more. Common treatments include:

  • Periodontal care for healthy gums
  • Crowns to protect damaged teeth and prevent future problems
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental appliances for sleep issues, such as sleep apnea or tooth grinding/clenching (bruxism)...and more

Dr. Lepore takes the time to walk through your symptoms, medical and dental history, and treatment preferences to help you arrive at a decision about the best path forward.

Cosmetic dentistry for a beautiful smile

The appearance of your smile can be just as important as how healthy it is. When you are confident in your smile, it translates to all areas of your life and people take notice. That's why our office offers cosmetic dentistry treatments ranging from teeth whitening to full mouth rehabilitation and makeovers.

"My goal is for our patients to understand and value the care that we recommend. Whether this means scheduling a separate sit-down consultation or bringing a family member, our desire is to educate so that you can make an informed decision."

--- Dr. Ryan Lepore, DMD ---

We are your "home" in Dunedin for advanced dentistry and functional dental medicine. Within our inviting, highly personalized concierge environment, our team supports your whole "wellness" - not just the beauty and health of your smile!