Dr. Sonia Leziy

Session Date:  Saturday October 21, 2023

Session Time:  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Presenter Name:  Dr. Sonia Leziy


This presentation will review some of the emerging trends in both surgical and restorative thinking and treatment, and how they are changing today’s clinical landscape.  The goal in common to all clinicians is to provide ideal care with proven materials and predictable concepts from surgery through to restoration.  However, early adoption of emerging technologies and innovations may challenge this philosophy. The objectives of this presentation include reviews of specific concepts and the clinician’s experiences in the following areas: 

  • Digital/virtual planning, communication, documentation and treatment. How this technology is changing the surgical and restorative landscape. Simplified protocols to implement this approach into daily practice.  
  • The demand for immediate treatment surgical and restorative protocols in small edentulous sites. Why, when and how.  
  • Soft tissue grafting to improve esthetics, tissue quality and long-term stability: understand the role of new grafting procedures and material alternatives and where they apply.  
  • Bone grafting: a look at procedural advances to improve tissue handling and enhance the host response.  

About The Speaker

Dr. Sonia Leziy, periodontist, maintains a full-time practice in Nanaimo/BC. She has been awarded several teaching awards, including the Lucy Hobbs Award for mentorship (2013), the Saul Schluger Award for excellence in teaching and education (2014); the recipient of the 2022 American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Distinguished Lecturer Award, and the 2022 Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics Distinguished Lecturer Award, and she is recognized by Dentistry Today as a leader in continuing education. She is a member of numerous editorial boards, and is published in the areas of implant esthetics, digital workflows and soft tissue therapies, including the Dermal ARC protocol. She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Perio, American Academy of Perio, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the ICOIShe is editor of the implant section of Inside Dentistry/Aegis Publications. She is a fellow of the ITI and a member of the ITI Board of studies. She lectures internationally, and provides education programs through Elatus Dental Bio-Architecture ( and Vancouver Island Dental Specialists (   


Dr. Sonia Leziy


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