Dr. Nathaniel Leedy

Dr. Nathaniel Leedy received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. After college, his sense of adventure and desire to help others inspired him to join the Peace Corps where he volunteered his time protecting marine ecosystems in the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. When he returned home, he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he completed an AEGD residency program and served as an active duty officer in the United States Navy Dental Corps. After Dr. Leedy’s military commitment expired, he practiced dentistry as an associate for several years before taking over the practice of Dr. Elizabeth Rushin after her retirement.

Dr. Leedy followed in the footsteps of his father who has practiced dentistry for over 40 years in Pennsylvania. With experience in all phases of dentistry, Dr. Leedy offers his patients a comprehensive treatment approach. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Spear Study Club. He has completed hundreds of hours continuing education to keep up with the latest advancements in dentistry so that he is able to provide the best possible care to his patients.

Dr. Leedy is happily married to his lovely wife, Mai. They live in Raleigh with their two sons and enjoy family trips to the Outer Banks.


  • 2000

    Graduated from University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with Bachelors of Science in Biology. Became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

  • 2008

    Earned DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Commissioned Officer in the US Navy Dental Corps.

  • 2009

    Completed AEGD Residency program at Norfolk Navy Base in Virginia. Stationed in Japan as US Navy Dentist.

  • 2013

    Honorably discharged from US Navy. Entered private practice.

  • 2019

    Took over the dental practice of Dr. Elizabeth Rushin after her retirement.


Michelle Pennington

Lead Dental Hygienist

“I’ve been with this practice for 22 years! I’ve been married to my husband, Mack, for 20 years and have two daughters, ages 11 and 14. My second job is driving the girls to cheer, dance, or horseback or coaching cheer leading. I live on a farm with a miniature horse, cat, dog, two potbellied pigs, several chickens, two ducks and a partridge in a pear tree!”

KP Hall

Human Resources Coordinator /Certified Dental Assistant

“I’ve been a part of this practice for almost 20 years! The patients here are very precious to me. I am originally from Greensboro and began working as a Dental Assistant in 1981 while attending Guilford Technical Community College. I married the love of my life, Jimmy, 30 years ago and we live in Sanford. We have been blessed with two amazing children and one beautiful grandson. And not to forget, Mercy, our Havanese puppy, the only child left at home. I truly love people. I enjoy gaining patients’ trust and helping them overcome their fear of dentistry. I’m very active at my church, where I consider everyone family.”

Nancy Hester

Patient Care Coordinator

“I was born and raised in Abilene, Texas I moved to North Carolina in 2002 with my husband and I have two adult boys. I’ve worked in the dental field for more than fifteen years. I love to greet our patients as they come into the office. When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading on my back porch, spending time with family and friends, and serving at my local church.”

Dawn Evans

Certified Dental Assistant

“I have been a certified dental assistant since 1990. I’m happily married with two children, two step children and three grandchildren. I am an active member in my church and I enjoy volunteering on the Baptist Mission Dental Bus. I love to do crafts and travel. There’s a special place in my heart for Swaziland, Africa, where I have been three times on missions, and I plan to return as often as possible.”

Monica Neusen

Certified Dental Assistant

“I’m excited to be part of this wonderful team! I have worked in dentistry for 15 years and I enjoy building relationships with our patients, getting to know them and their families, and helping them to build confidence in their smile. Outside of work, I stay active by hiking, volunteering with my church and spending time with my daughter.”