Meet Dr. Leiss

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.

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