6100 South Broadway, Suite 300, Lorain, OH 44053, (440) 233-8521

Thomas G Leatherman DDS

Dr Tom feels so fortunate to be practicing dentistry now with all of the new and improved techniques available to dentists today. He is even more fortunate to be surrounded by such a caring staff. They really do treat each of our patients like family; always striving to have all of our wonderful patients reach optimal oral health, so they can enjoy that perfect checkup every six months.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio, he earned a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at Case Western Reserve University in 1985. He is working on his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry after having achieved Fellowship status. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Lorain County Dental Society, Phi Beta Kappa, MENSA, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The American Academy of Computerized Dentistry.

Dr Tom's wife, Judy, and he have two children, Laura and Tommy, who are the joys of their lives. his hobbies include music appreciation as well as performance (playing keyboards in several bands, most notably FireSide), photography, camping, rafting, fly-fishing, scuba, computers, and general gadgetry (his nickname is Dr. Gadget).


Candice L Fehring, DDS
Candice Fehring DDS

Dr Candice was born and raised on the east side of Cleveland, where she grew up in Mentor. She earned her bachelors degree at University of Dayton and earned her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at The Ohio State University in 2010.

She completed a one year general practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where she gained extensive experience in Oral Surgery and Endodontics. For the past 6 years, Dr. Candice has practiced on the west side of Cleveland prior to becoming an associate with Team Leatherman Care Dentistry.

Dr Candice is an active member of the American Dental Association, The Ohio Dental Association and the Cleveland Dental Society. She also is a member of Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity as well as an active participant in the Westshore Dental Study Club, Women in Dentistry Study Club and Spear Education Study Club. In her spare time she is the co-coordinator of MOPS (Mother of Pre-schooler’s) at her church.

Dr Candice and her husband, Ian, have two adorable children, Brady and Mackenzie, who keep them quite busy and happy. Her hobbies include Boating, Health & Fitness, Snow Skiing, Cooking, & Baking.

She is enjoying getting to know all of our wonderful patients and their families and looks forward to treating them for years to come.

Debbie Gilles, Schedule Coordinator

Debbie Gilles, Scheduling Coordinator

Debbie is pleased to a part of Team Leatherman Care in her position as Patient Scheduling Coordinator. She brings with her over 20 years of dental management experience and her willingness to help you find the perfect time for creating a perfect smile!

Debbie and her husband Bill are avid boaters and spend their summers together on the waters of Lake Erie and Put-in-Bay. They have two sons that they are very proud of: Bryan lives and works at Put-in-Bay with his chocolate lab, Buca. Benjamin lives and works in Columbus, OH.


Donna Perrigan, Financial Coordinator

Donna Perrigan, Financial CoordinatorDonna brings more than 20 plus years experience to Team Leatherman Care. Her highly trained skills in dentistry have come full circle from all aspects of the clinical and administrative positions. She works everyday to help patients better understand their financial options when maintaining or restoring their smiles and oral health. Building positive relationships of trust and appreciation with our patients is Donna's biggest reward.

Donna and her husband, Kurby, share the joy of loving and nurturing their 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Her family time includes community fellowship at the local church where her husband pastors.

Kathi Galant, Dental Assistant

Kathi Galant, Dental Assistant

Kathi has always had an interest in dentistry, and she decided to gain a deeper understanding of the subject at Lorain County Community College. In 1989, shortly after graduating, she answered an ad to work for Team Leatherman Care. Dr. Tom trained her as a dental assistant, and 27 years later they are still working together side by side. Over the years Kathi has developed a great appreciation for helping her patients have the healthiest smiles possible. Through continuing education courses and specialized CEREC training, Kathi knows how to offer the very best in dentistry.

Kathi has two children - Glen (father of Gage) and Molly (married to Jared; mother of Annabel and Dylan) In her spare time, Kathi enjoys gardening, fishing, camping and riding on the back of her fiancé, Eddie's Harley!

Nicole Neroni, Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole Minnick, Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and graduated from Lorain County Community College in May 2007. She is a proud member of Team Leatherman Care and continually strives to increase her knowledge on improving our patients' oral health. She enjoys being a part of a team that is committed to providing the best care possible for their patients. Nicole’s most valued characteristic of Team Leatherman is the strong sense of family and togetherness. TLC is a family and we like to treat you like family!

Nicole likes spending her free time with family and friends.  She has an active social life enjoying traveling, entertaining, and being a grandmother of a growing family. 

Jean Worden, Benefits Coordinator

Jean Worden, Benefits Coordinator

Jean has been very happy to be part of Team Leatherman Care since 2006. Jean has been in the dental field for over 40 years, working both as an assistant and an office manager. She started her dental career at Ohio State University School of Dentistry.

Jean is married to Dirk, they have three daughters, Carrie, Any, and Karli and are blessed with three beautiful grandchildren and three great sons-in-law. In her spare time Jean enjoys walking, jogging, and any type of physical activity. She loves the Ohio State Football Season – it is all about “GO BUCKS!”

Kelly DelMonico, Registered Dental HygienistKelly DelMonico, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelly is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and graduated from Lorain County Community College in May 2008. She recently joined Team Leatherman Care after working in a pediatric dental office for 8 years.

Kelly enjoys traveling with her husband Tony and likes to keep active by running and biking, also an occasional karaoke is not out of the question. She is the proud mom of 2 sons.  Kevin lives in Lakewood and Michael is currently residing in Columbus. She is so happy to be a part of this amazing dental team and looks forward to getting to know the patients and helping to assure outstanding dental health.

Natasha Diaz, Dental Assistant


Natasha joined TLC in 2017 and has proven to be an invaluable member of our team!