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Meet Dr. Joshua Leal

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Dr. Joshua Leal was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has lived in multiple areas of the United States growing up and through his academic career. Dr. Leal’s father was a minister and, therefore, as a child and growing up lived in many places starting in Oskaloosa, Iowa then Beaumont, Texas then on to Lubbock, Texas and finally ending up in the resort community of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas where he calls home.

From the age of nine Dr. Leal lived here and attended school at Shirley Elementary and High School. This is where many of his passions outside of surgery developed. Water sports, running, tennis, backpacking, and camping to name a few. After graduating High School with as the co-Salutatorian with Honors in Science he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed his studies there with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He was then accepted to the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry to complete his lifelong goal of becoming a dentist.

Upon completion in 2002 he worked as a general dentist, but found that his passion for the surgical arts continued to grow while at work and especially while in the mission field in Honduras. In 2004, Dr. Leal was accepted to the Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Leal then completed a five year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery where he was trained in all facets of medicine and surgery with an emphasis on Head and Neck Trauma, Head and Neck Oncology, Cleft Lip and Palate, and Dentoalveolar and Dental Implant Surgery.

In early 2011 Dr. Leal passed the written portion of his board exams which qualified him for Oral Exams the next year which he passed and successfully became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Leal began working with Little Rock Family Dental Care in 2012 and continues to strive to bring patients the absolute best in surgical care.

Teaming with Little Rock Dental Care, with the absolute state of the art equipment that Dr. Machen and his associates have in their office coupled with the latest in surgical techniques practiced by Dr. Leal, it allows for the ultimate benefit for our patients.

Dr. Leal is married to his lovely wife, Meredith Mitchell Leal, who is a Weather Anchor/Journalist for THV11 and has a beautiful daughter, Eden, who is a High School student and together they enjoy as much free time together that their busy schedules can handle where all three love to enjoy the Arkansas outdoors, running, skiing, tennis, and just about any adventure that you put in front of them.