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Central Regional Dental Director
Leslie Townsend, DDS, has practiced dentistry for 31 years and now serves as one of our Regional Dental Directors. Dr. Townsend has been with us long enough (about 20 years) to see Jefferson Dental expand from just one clinic to more than 50 locations throughout Texas.
As Regional Director, in addition to providing our patients with excellent care, she also mentors new doctors, helping them grow as professionals and improve the skills they bring to our patients.
Born and raised in Dallas, Dr. Townsend earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Houston in 1974. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in social work from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1979. She later obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1985 from the University of Texas at Houston.
She has served patients in private practice, public health dentistry and other dental service organizations.
Her hobbies include cooking, listening to music and reading. She also is an avid art collector.
Duncanville Dental Office Manager and StaffMayra Pina recently celebrated her 5-year work anniversary at JDC. She has spent three years as manager of our Duncanville location, and two prior years as an assistant manager at our West Illinois clinic. When you make an appointment at the Duncanville office, hospitality and customer service are the order of the day. Patients always come first starting from the time they book their appointment. This level of patient care continues through consultation and treatment. She and her staff start by addressing their patient’s main concern. Recognizing that many have fears that have built up over time, they always strive to make patient care individualized and succinct. To keep patients at ease for the duration of their procedures, staff are consistently checking on patients, offering an array of amenities to make patients feel warm and welcome. Doctors Leslie Townsend and Manthan Patel also perform thorough consultations to give high-quality expert information about the patient’s treatment. Dr. Townsend, is the Regional Dental Director for JDC and has more than 10 years with the organization. She has one of our highest referral ratings because of her warm demeanor with patients and friendly attitude. Dr. Manthan Patel is a general dentist who tends to patients on alternate days and delivers an exemplary level of care to patients who are in need of any treatment ranging from basic cleanings to root canals. The staff at Duncanville always work to meet patients’ needs, expectations and comfort levels.
The first time I came here I was convinced I found the right dentist. Everything is very clean, friendly and helpful staff, very up-to-date technology. They were up-front about the costs, offered payment plan since I had to do some work on my mouth. Haven't had an issue with cavities since since they even gave me a class on how to floss correctly. Kid friendly place too, so that's nice.