Meet Dr. Leaderman

Dr. Richard Leaderman has been an accomplished periodontist since 1976 and has been placing dental implants since 1988 and using the dental laser for full mouth periodontal surgery since 1990.


He began his dental career at the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in 1968. In 1972 he received his DDS degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. In 1976 Dr. Leaderman graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine from the specialty program in Periodontics. Dr. Leaderman completed a program on Medical Course Design and Communication at Harvard School of Dental Medicine from 1977 to 1978 in which he stayed teaching a post graduate program for the next 15 years.

He has lectured for the past 25 years on pain free dentistry, and fears and phobias in dentistry, laser periodontal surgery and dental implants.


Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Periodontology

  • American Academy of Implantology

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

  • American Dental Association

  • Massachusetts Dental Association

  • Valley District Dental Society

  • American Society of Osseointegration

  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

  • Laser Institute of America

  • Pierre Fauchard Academy International Honor Dental Organization

  • Advisory Committee for Springfield Technical Community College School of Dental Hygiene (Massachusetts)

  • Advisory Committee for Porter and Chester Technical School For Dental Assisting (Massachusetts)

My personal philosophy of care for my practice

I want to provide the most advance care in the gentlest way possible. It is important to me to understand your needs and to work closely with your family dentist to ensure that you have a healthy and natural smile.