Dr. Lennie Friedman is a Tampa native. Growing up, she attended Berkeley Preparatory School before receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2010, followed by a one-year General Practice Residency at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital. She practiced for a few years in New York City prior to returning to Tampa.
Dr. Friedman practices dentistry from a preventive approach. She focuses on educating her patients and tries to address potential problems before they become larger, painful issues. She likes to focus on the needs of the patient as a whole, and not just his or her teeth. She strives to establish a personalized rapport with each patient while providing quality comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Friedman also believes in the importance of community service and giving back to the community in which she was raised. She has been involved in multiple Dentistry from the Heart and Mission of Mercy service programs, and has spent many hours volunteering for various organizations. Ask her about her experience volunteering at the Trudi Birger Clinic in Israel where she gave free dental care to children in need in Jerusalem!
Dr. Friedman has always enjoyed being active. Some of her favorite activities include running, skiing, traveling, and eating. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and is excited to be back in Tampa!