About Our Doctor

Dr. Kent is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to her undergraduate and dental degree, she completed a Ph.D. in microbiology and a residency in periodontics.

Dr. Kent is the current President of the Alabama Dental Association. She is also the past president of the Birmingham District Dental Society as well as the Alabama Society of Periodontics. She was also the leadership liaison for Alabama to the American Academy of Periodontology. She was also the founder and director of the Birmingham Comprehensive Dental Seminars, which brings area dentists and dental specialists together to work on providing a comprehensive team approach to patient care.

She has served on the executive council of Birmingham District Dental Society as well as the Southern Academy of Periodontics. She is also a member of the Alabama Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Periodontology.  

When you visit our Homewood office, your smile is always our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

Academic Awards:

  • Deans list at The Medical College of Virginia
  • 1992 recipient of the Pierre Fauchard Award
  • 1997 Southern Academy of Periodontics Pennel Award winner
  • 2006 University of Alabama, School of Dentistry, Young Alumnus of the Year Award


Our Office
Dr. Leigh W. Kent
2045 Brookwood Medical Center Dr., #26
Birmingham, AL 35209
Contact Us

New Patients: (205)-255-3811 
Current Patients: (205)-870-8341