Dr. Matthew Leighton, DDS

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Dr. Matthew Leighton, DDS is a Dentistry Practitioner in Amherst, NH and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from State University of New York At Buffalo medical school in 1994. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leighton to book an appointment.

Dr. Leighton

Ponemah Crossing Dental, P.C.

102 Ponemah Rd Amherst, NH 03031
Accepting new patients

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I broke my front tooth at 8:15 Friday night! Left a message on Dr. Leighton's phone, and he called back within 10 minutes, asking if I needed immediate attention. I did not, so he made an appointment to meet with me Saturday morning (when the practice is CLOSED) and he did! Spent two hours fixing the problem and I have nothing but Woohoo's for the practice! All office staff and dental staff are professional, on top of things, gentle, accurate and knowledgeable. No 'nervous fear' response when we have to go there!
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May 16, 2019
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Dr. Matt is a fantastic dentist. Very thorough and practical in his approach. I very much appreciate his straight forward explanations and recommendations. My wife and daughter see him a well. The whole staff is kind and responsive.
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N. Maloney in Amherst NH – Dec 27, 2017
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i have been a client for over 40 years and proud to be such. i always feel at home and feel i receive the best care and consultation there is.
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chris in amherst – Dec 07, 2017
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Dr. Leighton is very friendly! Very soothing voice for patients that have dental anxiety, makes you feel very comfortable. Small office that feels very personal and also a very clean environment!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Peterborough, NH – Nov 17, 2017
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I have been very pleased with the efficiency and expertise of Dr. Leighton. His explanations about any procedures have been concise and understandable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 17, 2017
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Great staff!
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Amherst, NH – Nov 01, 2017
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We have been coming here since my kids were babies and they are now 11 & 15. Always receive exceptional service from everyone at this office. Dr Leighton always takes the time to explain things and provide options. Highly recommend .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Howley – Jul 06, 2017
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Always pleasant and informative. Technically proficient and easy to work with. Great support staff.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Don C. – Jun 22, 2017
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I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and professionalism of everyone in their office. I would recommend this practice to anyone in search of excellence in dentistry.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Prudence Wells in Mason, NH – Jun 10, 2017
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My wife and I have been patients for over 20 years. Our care included cleanings, fillings, crowns. We always have been tested with professional, expert care. I'd recommend Dr Leighton and Dr Clark.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Frank Gallinaro in Auburn, NH – Jun 08, 2017
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Laurie Anne brown at dr Leighton's office is absolutely wonderful, caring, and compassionate. She continuously ensured that I was completely comfortable during my visit. Dr Leighton also was very caring and has done and excellent job for my entire daily for many years. I would fully recommend this practice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pam in Nashua, NH – Jun 04, 2017
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My family and I have been patients since 1973, have been extremely pleased in this practice and are confident in receiving high quality dental care from all those who have cared for us over the many years. Dr. Leighton has been my dentist from the time he joined the practice, but all the dentists and office staff are always warm, welcoming, thorough, and provide excellent dental care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Peggy in Amherst, NH – May 20, 2017
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Dr. Leighton is wonderful... He takes his time and tells you everything that he is doing before he even starts. I'm a big baby when it comes to the dentist, but I will be using Dr. Leighton for here on out. Everyone one at the office is very nice and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carla Kellett in Milford, NH – May 18, 2017
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Dr. Leighton is a great family dentist. He is caring and kind and does a great job treating teeth as well as the patients, including kids.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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New Boston, NH – May 06, 2017
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Dr Leighton is a very thorough and knowledgable dentist. He will even see a patient before morning hours in an emergency. The care and concern his practice displays is extraordinary. My family and I would highly recommend this facility and Dr Leighton Even my new grandson will soon be his patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Harvard, MA – Apr 22, 2017
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Dr. Leighton has been my dentist for over 5 years now and I cannot be any happier with the level of care for myself and my wife. I feel informed about the dental issues and apprised of all of the potential treatment options in language I can understand. The staff is friendly and supportive throughout the practice. They accommodate emergencies and are always ready to help. I feel like the focus is on my needs and issues whenever I go there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Al Burroughs in Hollis, NH – Apr 15, 2017
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Dr Leighton has been my Doctor for 10+ years and I couldn't be more satisfied!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robert Baker in Amherst, NH – Apr 14, 2017
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Dr. Leighton is always pleasant and cheerful. His staff is the most helpful, patient and polite group of people of any professional office I frequent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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CP in Amherst, NH – Apr 11, 2017
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Dr Leighton is very friendly and thorough. He makes sure all my questions are answered and also spent time explaining how a recent diagnosis will affect my dental health. I used to have a lot of dental anxiety, but since I've started seeing Dr Leighton I actually look forward to going to the dentist.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kristina N in Milford, NH – Apr 08, 2017
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Dr. Leighton, Laurianne, and the wonderful staff have been taking excellent care of me and my teeth for many years. I hold them in the highest regard and would strongly recommend the practice, I do it all the time :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wilton NH – Mar 25, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Our philosophy is that of the whole patient and how the health of your teeth, jaws and musculature are hand in hand with overall health and nutrition....Read more

Biography

Dr. Matthew C. Leighton earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1989. He obtained his D.D.S. degree...Read more

Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

Education

1995
St Claire's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
State University of New York At Buffalo
Medical School
1989
Rochester Institute of Technology
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Matthew Leighton, DDS's top areas of care?

Dr. Leighton frequently treats Broken Tooth, Cavity, and Chipped Tooth. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leighton treats.

Where is Dr. Matthew Leighton, DDS's office located?

Dr. Leighton's office is located at 102 Ponemah Rd, Amherst, NH 03031. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Leighton's conditions and procedures:

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Implant
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Lower Dentures
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
  • Upper Dentures

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(603) 673-7950

Dr. Leighton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Ameritas
Anthem
Assurant Employee Benefits
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Cigna
Delta Dental
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
MetLife
Principal Life
United Concordia
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Ponemah Crossing Dental, P.C.

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