Each member of our dental team was selected based on their skills, professionalism, and the exemplary care they provide to our patients.
We love getting to know our patients and developing long-term relationships with the families in our community. It's our mission to always treat our patients the way we would want to be treated – with honesty and respect.
We look forward to welcoming you to our office and getting to know your family. In the meantime, we invite you to read a little about us.
Jeff Leech, DDS
Dr. Leech achieved his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in May 2003. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in May of 2010.
Dr. Leech is an active member in:
- Murfreesboro Dental Society
- Tennessee Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Leech is married with four children ages 3, 6, 10, and 12, who keep him and his wife busy!
He enjoys running, exercising, hunting, and fishing.
“I think we all become dentists because we want to help people. That includes myself. But the coolest part about helping folks with dentistry is the way you get to do it. You use your hands. It’s very rewarding to have the ability to use your hands to get someone out of pain, increase their self-esteem, or help them overcome a fear that they might have had since childhood. It can be challenging at times but I think that only increases the reward.
Dentistry also allows you to get to know folks more so than you would in other careers. You see the same people every six months. You see them have children and grandchildren, you see them graduate high school and college, get married, and buy houses. You get to see and hear about all of this. It's almost impossible to not develop relationships with your patients. I have patients that I can't wait to see because I want to know how the first semester of college went or how their new job is going. These are the reasons I love dentistry.” – Dr. Leech
Ashley was born and raised in Murfreesboro. She played four years of varsity soccer at Oakland High School before attending Dental Staff School of Tennessee to become a dental assistant. Ashley loves spending time with her family. She has one daughter and two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the lake. Ashley loves making patients feel confident about their smile.
Ciera was born and raised in Statesboro, Georgia. In 2012 she and her husband moved to Tennessee. She attended dental assisting school at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and graduated in 2016. We are so grateful to have her as our Hygiene Coordinator. In her free time Ciera spends time with her husband and two furry friends, Prissy and Luna. She is also very talented at creating gorgeous home aesthetics. Ciera owns Miss Priss Designs which specializes in home and door décor. Her favorite thing about working at Leech Family Dentistry is seeing patients walk out happier than when they walked in!
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Danielle was born and raised in middle Tennessee. After high school, she attended Tennessee College of Applied Technology and graduated in 2015. She worked as a dental assistant for 5 years then obtained her Expanded Functions Certificate from Meharry Medical College. Danielle and her husband have one son. In her free time, Danielle loves to travel with her family and try new food.
Haley was born in Nashville and raised in Manchester, TN. She graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 2014 where she was active in FBLA and was a four year varsity cheerleader. After high school, she attended Remington College in Nashville, TN where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and staying active. Haley genuinely loves her role as a dental hygienist and cannot imagine doing anything other than helping others achieve optimal oral health.
Kamaryn was born in Murfreesboro and raised in the Grundy County area. She graduated from Grundy County High School in 2009 where she was active in the student body and on the varsity basketball team all 4 years. After graduating from Tennessee Tech University, she received her degree in dental hygiene from Chattanooga State Community College. Kamaryn and her husband have a beautiful little girl! She is also a dog mom to a husky mix puppy named Laika. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling! Kamaryn joined our team in February of 2017. She considers herself extremely blessed to be part of a team that strives to make individuals smile. Her goals are to make everyone that enters our office feel comfortable and to provide them with the best dental hygiene possible!
Kat was born and raised in Cookeville, TN. After graduating from Tennessee Tech University in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology/Health Sciences, she continued her education at Remington College in Nashville where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. Her top priority as a dental hygienist is to maintain her patients' oral health along with providing the best oral hygiene education to each patient. Kat loves being able to build relationships with her patients while also making a positive impact on their health and lives. She strives to ensure that each patient receives the highest standard of care and feels like family when they visit our office. She and her husband reside in Manchester, TN where they live with their golden retriever, Emma. In her spare time, you can find Kat spending time with family, visiting her family's farm, or doing something outdoors.
Kelsey lives in Watertown, TN, and is our amazing scheduling coordinator! She received her RDA and began working in the dental field in 2016. Kelsey thoroughly enjoys meeting and speaking with our wonderful patients. She has two precious mini schnauzers, Sadie and Boomer, that she loves spending time with. Kelsey is also a big fan of shopping; however, most of her free time is spent planning a wedding! She is engaged and the date is set for November!
Kristy brings to our office over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She received her dental assisting license in 1996 and is now serving as our wonderful office manager! Kristy and her husband, Jason, are originally from Woodbury, TN, and moved to Murfreesboro in 2019. They have three beautiful girls! Her two youngest are very active and involved with sports at their school. Kristy enjoys watching them play ball. Her oldest daughter is married with three sweet kiddos that Kristy loves spending time with! When Kristy is not at the ball field or hanging out with grandbabies, she loves being on the beach. Kristy finds it truly rewarding to see patients feel confident in their smiles and loves coming to work to be able to help them achieve their goals!
Rachel is originally from Columbus, Ohio and now resides in Murfreesboro with her husband, Stephen, and their two daughters. After graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro, TN in 2012, she joined our office in November of 2013. Rachel’s passion for dentistry comes from the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. When not working Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
Sarah is from Leoma, TN, and moved to Murfreesboro shortly after college. She obtained her dental assisting license in 2017 and joined our team in 2019. She is always willing to lend a helping hand in any area of the office that she's needed. Sarah's favorite part of being a part of Leech Family Dentistry is being able to connect with patients and helping take care of them. Sarah is a proud pet parent to Gracie the Goldendoodle and her cat, Ollie. They are adorable! In her free time, she can be found reading a good book or doing anything that is crafty!