Dr. Linda Leon is a Board-Certified Periodontist, who has had her own private office in Monroe for 27 years. She works full-time in only one office, so she is readily available to help you.
The Monroe-Woodbury School system gave her an excellent start. She graduated near the very top of her high school class.
Dr. Leon then attended Syracuse University. After just 3 years of college, she was accepted to Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School in 1981. This was followed by a General Practice Residency at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut, further improving her skills while treating the less-fortunate.
After working as a general dentist for a few years, Dr. Leon returned to dental school for another advanced degree She chose Periodontics because it is literally the "foundation" of dentistry. She attended New Jersey Dental School and completed the Post-Graduate Specialty Program in Periodontics in 1985.
Dr. Leon became Board-Certified in 1989. This is also known as being a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. It is a long and difficult process. Part of the process involved extensive written and oral testing by world-famous Periodontists (some of whom have written chapters in our textbooks). Dr. Leon also had to present and discuss several patients that she's treated. Currently, less than 50% of Periodontists have gone the extra steps to become Board-Certified, so she is very proud of this accomplishment.
Some of Dr. Leon's hobbies and interests include photography, skiing, biking, scuba diving, travel, and her family. All of the photos on this website were taken by Dr. Leon, and she enjoys displaying her photography in the office.
*American Dental Association
*American Academy of Periodontology
*American Board of Periodontology
*New York State Dental Association
*Ninth District Dental Association
(local governing board of 5 counties of dentists):
*Dr. Leon served as one of two Orange County Board of Governors
representatives at the Ninth District Dental Association from 2000-2005.
She continues to be a participant in Board of Governors meetings.
*Current President of the Orange County Dental Society.
Dr. Leon was very instrumental in creating the Society.
This group gives Orange County dentists input into the Ninth District
Dental Society. She also keeps Orange County dentists informed on issues
and educational meetings of interest.
*Contributor of articles to the Ninth District Dental Association Bulletin.
*Past President and current member of the Newburgh Dental Society
*Current President of the Hambletonian Dental Society
*Current President of the Southern Orange Dental Society
*Instructor at Castle Point VA Medical Center in the Dentistry Residency Program
since 1996. At the VA, Dr. Leon teaches new dentists about Periodontics and
helps treat our veterans.
*Published an article in the Journal of Periodontology
(one of the major research journals of the periodontal profession) comparing
different Nonsurgical Treatments of Periodontal Disease.
*Presented her research on Nonsurgical Treatments of Periodontal Disease at the
International Association of Dental Research conference
*Phi Beta Kappa (a college honors society)
*National Honors Society