Who we are and why we're different

Welcome to Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry
At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry dental health goes hand in hand with total body wellbeing. Watch as Dr. Lepore, Dr. Dougherty and the team explain this inseperable link, and how important it is not view oral health in isolation.

It’s funny how life will mold you to finding your purpose, growing up right here in the Tampa Bay area it’s so important not only to say you have roots in an area, but to try to grow them in bettering the community. At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry we want to change the way you perceive ‘going to the dentist’. We learn more and more everyday via the latest research just how connected the mouth is to the rest of the body and vice versa. While some injuries have taken me out of clinical care I love that I still get the opportunity to serve this community in a different capacity. Through supporting our clinical team and continuing to advance this importance message of the oral systemic connection for you; our patients.

When you come to see us you’ll notice right away that we really care about the person behind the smile. We want to make sure that you can optimize your quality of life. We do this by truly taking time to get to know your story so we can fix the core problem. And more importantly prevent you from having additional avoidable problems in the future. I started my career by helping the underserved and I’ve seen firsthand just how important the link is between your oral health and your total body health. I also understand more than most, the severe consequences of overlooking the oral systemic connection. It is too important to be neglected. My goal is to protect your future health through early intervention and education.

This practice is really being taken to a different level. The oral systemic connection is very interesting. Dr. Lepore’s vision and Dr. Dougherty’s desire to genuinely help people is really encouraging. To know that we have an opportunity to help people that may have heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure just by getting their mouths healthy is truly rewarding. I’ve been in dentistry for some time and it’s really exciting to be a part of this journey.

I’m so proud of the team that we have. We support each other to the fullest and we really are like a family. We even talk after hours, anything from funny messages to new research studies that are coming out. We always try to support each other, learn from each other. The more that we know, the better we can care for you. This really isn’t a job for us it’s a passion.

Our vision at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry focusing on oral health as a part of total body wellness is a rare and valuable style of practicing dentistry. Being a part of this practice, this team and this community is truly a blessing and I take this commitment seriously. Whether you’re making a choice about how to fix a damaged tooth, considering options to transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry, or simply need a routine checkup, we will always treat you like the one of a kind person you are. Custom, unique planning catered to your goals and overall health.

My core value in life was actually given to me by my dad; maximize your potential. Not just for myself but in others as well. So, in dentistry that means not just looking at a single tooth. But looking at your whole system, the entire mouth. The head and neck, the rest of the body. How it all interplays together to try to find out how we can assist you to get to your healthiest version, moving forward. So, our team is specialized in training in order to do just that and I think you’ll really see that here. So, I’d like to invite you to let us be a part of your journey to give you a healthier smile and a healthier you.


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Dental care for your whole health with dentist Dr. Erin Dougherty in Dunedin, FL

At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, we are here to do more than just 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 important role that dental care and oral health play in your overall health and well-being. At the office of dentist Dr. Erin Dougherty, patients in the Dunedin, FL area will find a comprehensive array of services, modern technologies, and gentle, compassionate care.

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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. Dougherty 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. Dougherty 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 ---

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in dunedin,
you have come to the right place