Meet Dr. Leiss
Genuine. Compassionate. Artistic.
As an orthodontist, I like knowing I have had a positive impact on each patient’s life. It is an honor to enhance a smile: making it more attractive and healthier and developing a relationship with the patient and their families during their treatment time.
My goal is quality over quantity. As an artisan in orthodontics, I am not here to sell braces. I am here to establish a result driven game plan before initiating treatment. It is very rewarding to work with the result minded patient to achieve a smile that will last a lifetime.
Having practiced for almost 30 years, I am now seeing the children of some of my earlier patients. It’s gratifying to have relationships that span generations within a family!
I grew up knowing I wanted to be a dentist. Once I was in dental school, I found myself drawn to the orthodontic specialty. It is the perfect blend of science, medicine and artistry. The additional benefit is seeing patients who want the care I offer and are vested in their treatment and outcome. If I hadn’t become an orthodontist, I would likely have gravitated toward being a master carpenter or builder: I like working with my hands and creating lasting beauty.
I attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Remaining at the university, I completed a challenging orthodontic residency and received my certificate in orthodontics.
Dental school and the orthodontic residency gave me a solid foundational understanding of oral health and the mechanics of tooth movement. However, orthodontics is a constantly evolving specialty: ongoing research leads to new methodologies and technologies.
I stay current on the latest developments through continuing education courses, lectures, and meetings, and regularly review scientific literature.
Beyond the Practice
If I’m not seeing patients, I’m usually found with my family. Dayna, my wife of more than 33 years and I were high-school sweethearts. We have four children: Son Jory, his wife Cristen, and our granddaughter Lennon, our daughter Cree and her husband Oliver, and sons Jamison and Jefferson.
I truly love being at home with my family. Whether I’m working in the yard and cutting the grass or we’re relaxing by the pool, it’s always an enjoyable time. I also love eating out, and to balance that, I work out five days a week.
“We have enjoyed Leiss Orthodontics very much and everyone who works there. All of you have been very kind, helpful, and flexible with our needs. We certainly will recommend you to family and friends!”
“We want to thank you for the amazing job you have done on both of our boys’ teeth. Nickolas & Alexander were seen by you guys years apart from each other, with Alex being your recent graduate. Based on technology changes and differences with their needs, the process was quite different for the two of them, but the end result was the same. They both have amazing teeth and you guys were kind along the way and never made us wait long for a single appointment. As we told you guys on our last day, we don’t have any more kids of our own to bring to you, but we will always refer anyone that does need an orthodontics practice to you guys, with high praise. Thank you!!!!”
“Without a doubt the best dental care I have received in my entire life. I would recommend Leiss & Hendrix Orthodontics to anyone who is in need of orthodontic care.”
“Both my children had excellent care through Hendrix Orthodontics resulting in perfect smiles. Dr. Hendrix and team prepared us with what to expect during treatment. They provided an outline of insurance coverage, payment options making the financial element as easy as possible. The office environment is professional, clean and modern. And most importantly, the staff was always engaging, caring and friendly. Even to the point where bumping into them outside the office they would make a point to say hello. Great experience resulting in great smiles for our family. Would highly suggest this practice to family and friends.”
“Cannot say enough words about how wonderful Dr. Leiss and his office staff have been since Megan got her braces first on. We sing their praises to everyone who ask for referrals. When Megan had difficulty with the Mara appliance, they opned after hours to talk to her (and me). They did that on their own time. Who does that? Today was her freedom day, and her smile is absolutely beautiful thanks to them!”