Drs. Shannon and Kenneth Leahy, DDS

Dr. Shannon Leahy

Shannon was born and raised in beautiful northern Michigan. She completed her pre-dental studies at Hope College and Western Michigan University, after which she accepted early admission to The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with full scholarship through the U. S. Navy’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. After earning her dental degree, Shannon proudly served in the U. S. Navy Dental Corps, including special training by specialists in the areas of Periodontics, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery.  Loving Apex for its small-town charm, Shannon was thrilled to finally transition from the lovely North Carolina coast to Apex, where the Leahy’s relocated with their son to their new hometown, and welcomed their daughter soon after.  Among Shannon’s interests are fitness, nutrition, and healthful living (she describes as leading to graceful aging).  She has instructed a community education seminar on children’s dental health through the Town of Apex, and has been the guest speaker for several area MOPS groups.  She especially enjoys visiting community elementary schools to discuss dental health with the children.  Most recently, Shannon rediscovered her passion for playing clarinet.  In her free time, you can find Shannon relaxing with her family at North Topsail Beach or dancing with Kenneth.

Dr. Kenneth Leahy

Ken spent his childhood in New Jersey, just up the street from his grandparents’ farm.  The son of a U.S. Navy Veteran who later owned and operated a dental laboratory, Ken realized he was interested in dentistry while attending Emory University.  After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, Ken attended New York University School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 1994 with his D.D.S. degree.  He spent almost five years in private practice in New Jersey prior to joining the U. S. Navy Dental Corps.  Ken served as a Navy Dental Officer for five years before making the decision to call Apex his home.  Ken is an avid reader who enjoys kayaking and golfing, and loves playing with his children and relaxation at the beach.  He loves cooking for his family, and prides himself in continually experimenting with new foods and recipes.  Ken continues his service to his country through the U.S. Navy Reserves, and is hoping to be called upon to participate in humanitarian aid missions similar to those from his 2002 deployment abroad.