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Thomas Leinbach, DDS

Thomas E Leinbach, DDS

Department: Dentistry Division: General Dentistry Appointment Title: Associate Professor and Chair of Clinical Dentistry Other Appointment: Chair, Department of Dentistry

Contact Information

P.O. Box 800740 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0740 Phone: 434.924.1774

Biography

Dr. Leinbach was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Arlington. After earning a bachelor’s in chemistry from East Carolina University, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University for dental school, graduating in 1974. After a general practice residency at UVA, he joined the faculty of the Department of Dentistry in 1976. In 1982, he became a fellow in the American Association of Hospital Dentists.

Dr. Leinbach’s clinical practice focuses on special needs populations and facial pain/temporomandibular disorders. He has served as dental director of the former Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center and residency director and vice chair of the Department of Dentistry. He has chaired the department since 1994.

In the late ‘80s, Dr. Leinbach was pleased to be involved with an effort to get local indoor clean air ordinances in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. His interest in “safety net” dentistry led to active participation in founding the Community Children’s Dental Center for the underinsured, arranging a program for UVA staff to treat patients in the Charlottesville/Albemarle Joint Security Complex and attending multiple Mission of Mercy dental projects around the state. He also volunteered for many years at the Charlottesville Free Clinic.

Dr. Leinbach is married and has one adult daughter. He enjoys folk art, gardening and discovery of all kinds.