Dr. Leigh

Douglas F. Leigh DDS

Dr. 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 1985 by his friend and mentor Dr. Mitchell Resnick. Dr. Leigh, along with Dr. Chu 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 Brook 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 of 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 and same-day crowns, allows Dr. Leigh to work with you on a wide variety of dental concerns, forming a partnership in achieving your optimum oral health. Utilizing proven technologies in digital imaging, guided surgery, and computer-aided design, 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.

Eric Chu, DMD MBE

Eric Chu, DMD MBE

Eric Chu, DMD MBE is 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 earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree Magna Cum Laude. He has also received his master’s degree at the Harvard Medical School, focusing on clinical bioethics in the context of patient hospitality 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 at world-renowned institutions like Kois Center and Spear Education over the years, helping him to have advanced training in restorative, cosmetic dentistry and gain abundant experience in same-day crowns with CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/manufacturing) dentistry. He is Invisalign certified provider and also remains active in the local and national dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Valley District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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 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!