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Welcome to Leahy Family Dentistry, Your Dentist in Apex, NC

Leahy Family Dentistry in Apex welcomes you! We’ve developed this website as an extension of our practice, intended as a convenient and educational resource. With just a few clicks, you can find helpful information about our services, talented doctors and staff, and office policies. Here, you can easily access patient forms or request an appointment. We invite you to take a few moments to take a peek at our informative pages. For additional information, please contact our office by emailing, calling or stopping by.

At Leahy Family Dentistry in Apex, you can relax with confidence knowing that our patients come first. We take tremendous pride in caring for our patients of all ages. Because each patient has unique concerns, we are committed to providing customized, high quality, gentle general and cosmetic dentistry in a comfortable and family- friendly environment. Leahy Family Dentistry employs the best in proven and advanced dental technologies, such as leading Apex as one of the first general dental offices to provide needle-free laser fillings as well as gentle laser surgeries, and by implementing 3-D CBCT dental x-rays for precise diagnosis and implant placement. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for health, function, and appearance. We’re your neighbors and we're here to make that happen.

We understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is possibly your greatest asset as links between oral and overall health are becoming increasingly understood. From the moment you walk through our door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where your entire family can feel at ease. Leahy Family Dentistry offers a full range of dental treatments to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as simple and deep cleanings, cosmetic restorative procedures, crown and bridge restorations, removable prosthetic dentures, teeth bleaching, dental implants, root canals, and gentle tooth removal. Infant and toddler dental examinations are provided by caring professionals. We utilize the latest in dental technologies and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in the Apex, Cary, and Holly Springs areas. Come find out why Leahy Family Dentistry in Apex is preferred by so many Triangle area families.

Schedule An Appointment! Leahy Family Dentistry offers convenient evening and Saturday appointments. Emergencies are kindly welcomed and promptly cared for, including after hours.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Shannon Leahy

    Shannon was born and raised in beautiful northern Michigan. She completed her pre-dental studies at Hope College and Western Michigan University, after which she accepted early admission to The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with full scholarship through the U. S. Navy’s Health Professions Scholarship Program.


  • Dr. Kenneth Leahy

    Ken spent his childhood in New Jersey, just up the street from his grandparents’ farm. The son of a U.S. Navy Veteran who later owned and operated a dental laboratory, Ken realized he was interested in dentistry while attending Emory University.


Patient Testimonials

Discover many great comments our appreciative patients have shared about us

  • "Thank you for being accommodating to meet our crazy schedules."
    Patient, prefers to remain anonymous
  • "You were so good with (my son)! He never cooperated like that at his other dentist’s office, and I am so proud that he did so well!"
  • "I love your convenient business hours."
  • "You actually explain things to me, and you take the time to talk to me. My last dentist didn’t do that. I like that you do."
  • "I was so happy that you helped me get on the right track with (my baby), nobody ever told me how to take care of her teeth. Now I am confident that I can raise her cavity-free!"
  • "I tell all of my friends what a great experience I’ve had at your office- I used to dread my dental visits, but I don’t feel that way after coming to you."
  • "Everyone was very kind and gentle.”"
    Jackson M.
  • "Love the music!"
    Fred H.
  • "It was amazing. I loved it. The choice of flavors was a lot.They did a good job on cleaning my teeth"
    TJ M.
  • "2 Great dentists! Excellent!"
    Myrna E.
  • "Dr. Shannon is my fav! Thank you guys for taking care of us!"
    Patient, prefers to remain anonymous
  • "Excellent."
    Zarmina S.
  • "Dr. Shannon is so kind and willing to listen to your thoughts, feelings, and needs. I appreciate her kind nature and such great attitude."
    Laura M.
  • "Dr. Ken is very professional and concise. My visits are pain free and quick, and I like that."
    Patient, prefers to remain anonymous
  • "Couldn’t ask for a more caring and compassionate staff. Dr. Shannon and Michaele were great. (My) teeth feel much better.”"
    Kenneth M.
  • "This is the best dentist in the area! Very knowledgeable staff, so friendly. Love these guys!"
    Courtney H.

Featured Articles

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    Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, subject to ...

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    Crowns and Bridges

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    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped, or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or that are chipped, ...

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    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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    Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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    Some dental procedures, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery, may call for our office to prescribe medications before or after a procedure. These medications are used to prevent or fight an infection, or to relieve any post-operative discomfort and pain. For these reasons, it is extremely important ...

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Hours of Operation

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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-2:00 pm


11:30 pm-7:30 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm




8:00 am-2:00 pm

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