Meet Your South Hadley, MA Dentist
Dr. Douglas Leigh
Dr. Douglas Leigh has been providing quality dental care to the residents of metro and suburban Massachusetts since 2001. Originally from LaGrange, New York, Dr. Leigh is a second generation dentist and is proud to carry on the family practice started in 1961 by his father. Dr. Leigh, along with Dr. Resnick and their dedicated team of providers, has expanded the services offered at Newton Street Dental, allowing patients to continue receiving their dental care in the familiar surroundings at 488 Newton Street.
Dr. Leigh received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brooke and went on to earn his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is committed to lifelong learning in the dental field. His dedication to his patients and profession is evidenced by his self-mandated goal of taking a minimum of 50 hours continuing education per year, adhering to a strict quality control protocol beyond industry standards and assuring that every patient is satisfied with the care provided. Advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, as well as Invisalign, same-day crowns, and root canal therapy, allows Dr. Leigh to work with you on a wide variety of dental concerns, forming a partnership in achieving your optimum oral health. With the help of today's digital imaging, intraoral cameras, and lasers, he can provide dental care that is more accurate, more comfortable, and less invasive than ever before.
The decision to settle in beautiful western Massachusetts with his wife Linda and their son Nicholas was an easy one for Dr. Leigh. Together, they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, skiing, bicycling, and the cultural arts.
Dr. Eric Chu
We are extremely excited to have Dr. Eric Chu as an associate dentist here at Newton Street Dental. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he attended the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Currently, he is pursuing his master’s degree in medical science at the Harvard Medical School, focusing on clinical bioethics in the context of patient and practice management.
Dr. Chu has had a passion for helping people for as long as he can remember, which is evident to every patient as soon as they meet him thanks to his enthusiasm. His drive to provide the highest-quality dental care has led him to take numerous continuing education courses over the years, helping him to become Invisalign certified and gain abundant experience in CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/manufacturing) dentistry. He also remains active in the local and national dental community as a member of the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, he moved to the U.S. at a young age in order to continue his education. He is fluent in both Korean and English and has a cross-cultural competency that enables him to faithfully serve our diverse variety of patients. He is recently married and enjoys spending his free time with his family and seeking out good food. An avid soccer fan, he’s always eager to talk about the sport and can give you an answer to any question you might have!