“The chance to do something I truly love and the ability to help people brings me inner happiness and joy. The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping people. I have the opportunity to change people’s lives by alleviating pain, discomfort, and anxiety, and restoring their teeth so they can smile again. I am truly blessed because I love what I do, and that shows in my work.” — Dr. Leonards
Education and Experience
Dr. Anthony Leonards was born in Minnesota but grew up in Sarasota. He graduated from Riverview High School in 1993. In 1995 he finished at Manatee Community College with an Associate of Arts. From there, he transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville and earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1998. Dr. Leonards attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2002. After a year in private practice in New Port Richey, Dr. Leonards moved to the Sarasota area and joined Family Dentistree in 2003.
Dr. Leonards has advanced training in IV sedation and maintains a current conscious sedation permit with the State of Florida. He also holds an advanced cardiac life support certification.
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Outside the Office
Dr. Leonards lives in Sarasota with his wife Dawn. Together, they have been blessed with three amazing sons and have been given the privilege to welcome into their family a beautiful and loving girl they are happy to call their daughter. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Leonards enjoys boating, coaching his sons’ Little League team, and outdoor activities with his family.
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