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Dr. Leigh Ann McIlwain, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Leigh Ann McIlwain has been working with her father, Dr. James since 1978. In those early years, she assisted him at chairside, earning allowance during school holidays and vacations. She grew up caring for her younger brother who has learning disabilities that require special attention and kindness. That experience led her naturally to pursue pediatric dentistry as a profession.

Dr. Leigh Ann received her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from Tufts University, College of Dentistry. She worked part-time at Harvard Children’s Hospital assisting in clinical and surgical cases. She completed her post-doctorate in pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Leigh Ann McIlwain and Dr. Michael Chiaramonte met and married while in dental school. It was a perfect match to bring Dr. Chiaramonte into the McIlwain Dentistry family so that parents and children could both be taken care of in the same visit. Michael and Leigh Ann have three adult children that are the biggest blessings in their lives.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Chairman – Programs Committee of The Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past President- The Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • First female president-The Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past Membership Council Chairman – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Practice Areas

Pediatric Dentistry

Education and Training

Doctor of Dental Surgery – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Clinical and surgical assistance – Pediatric dental clinic, Harvard Children’s Hospital

Pediatric specialty training – University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville