Dentist - San Luis Obispo
878 Walnut St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Cosmetic Dentist in San Luis Obispo, CA
Dr. Mark Leopold has been practicing general dentistry in San Luis Obispo with his partner (and brother-in-law) Nicholas Murphy, DDS, since 1977. After serving a tour in Vietnam, he attended Cuesta College and Cal Poly. He received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of The Pacific in San Francisco. He continues to strengthen his skills by attending educational courses on a regular basis. He and his son Dr. Ian Leopold are currently attending a 1-year Fellowship Program in Implant Dentistry with the California Implant Institute.
Dr. Leopold also has advanced training in:
He holds membership in the local, state and national dental associations along with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Leopold and his wife, Christine, live in Avila Valley.
Dr. Murphy was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, graduated from Mission High School, attended Cuesta College and graduated from Cal Poly University. He received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of California, San Francisco and has been practicing dentistry in SLO since 1977 with his brother-in-law, Dr. Mark Leopold.
Dr. Murphy has had extensive postgraduate training in cosmetic dentistry and dental rehabilitation with Pac-Live, University of The Pacific School of Dentistry. He has participated in a 2-year postgraduate course in Temporal Mandibular Disorders (TMJ) at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Murphy is also a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health.
Dr. Murphy has 3 children and 2 grandsons. Dr. Murphy's daughter, Adria is a ceramist for the practice. His daughter Haley is a registered dental assistant, and assists him with patients daily.
Dr. Craig Main completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his DDS at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He and his family returned to the central coast in 2003 to join the practice of Mark Leopold and Nicholas Murphy.
Dr. Main's dedication to excellence in dentistry is evident by his commitment to continuing education. He has undergone extensive continuing education in the area of endondontics to enable him to provide state of the art care in root canal treatment. He is also an associated member of the American Association of Endodontists. He is a certified Invisalign provider and has received extensive training on occlusion at UCLA.
Dr. Main also holds memberships in the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentists. He has also participated in the Seattle Study Club, and has taken continuing education in the area of Orthodontics. Dr. Main values state-of-the-art technology and is very grateful that he has been given the opportunity to practice with three excellent clinicians in a state-of-the-art facility.
Dr. Mark Leopold, Dr. Nicholas Murphy, and Dr. Craig Main are very happy to announce the arrival of Mark’s son Dr. Ian Leopold to our practice as a general dentist.
Ian grew up in San Luis Obispo and received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Cal Poly. While attending school, he worked in our dental lab preparing crowns and other restorations. He returns to the practice after graduating with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2010.
In addition to general and family dentistry, Ian has a special interest in the dental surgical disciplines. He is participating in a fellowship program with the California Implant Institute in addition to other continuing education courses in the surgical specialties.
Dr. Ian Leopold will follow in family tradition, joining his father Dr. Mark Leopold and uncle Dr. Nicholas Murphy as a dentist in our San Luis Obispo practice. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and playing tennis.