Orthodontist Dr. Eric Leber was born and raised here in Tucson, Arizona and graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School. He attended Northern Arizona University for his undergraduate studies and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado in 2001. Dr. Eric received specialty training in orthodontics at Saint Louis University and returned to Tucson in 2003 to practice orthodontics with his father. Eric and his wife, Aumi, have four boys (Denton, Dawson, Donovan and Dutch). Dr Eric enjoys family trips and playing basketball and golf.
University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ (Bachelor of Science)
University of Colorado of Dentistry (DDS)
Saint Louis Orthodontic Residency (MS)
Member of the Pima Dental Study Club (Tucson)
Started Smiles Ahead Orthodontic program (2012-present)
I remember in high school assisting in my father's practice and loving it. My father always enjoyed going to work and kept the office environment positive and uplifting. I vividly remember the reaction of one of my dad's patients when she got her braces off. She was so completely overwhelmed with the transformation of her smile that she literally cried with happiness. At that moment, I was hooked! I realized orthodontics was the career for me.
Wow, that is a great question! My dad has been my mentor both in my professional and personal life. He always taught me to treat patients like family and to work diligently in achieving that special smile. I greatly respect his comprehensive knowledge of orthodontics and 30 years of experience in straightening teeth. I am so lucky to be able to begin my orthodontic career with my dad at my side.
In 2012, Dr. Eric and his father, Dr. Larry Leber, started an orthodontic program at St. Elizabeth's dental clinic called "Smiles Ahead". The doctors volunteer their time each month to provide orthodontic treatment to the financially deprived youth in the Tucson community.
The program provides orthodontic services to children and families with financial hardships, ages 10-16 with severely misaligned teeth. We support dental needs of the uninsured and underserved with respect and dignity, without regard to race, religion, national origin, and physical or mental challenge.