Dr. Sonia S. Leziy
DDS, DIPL PERIO, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)
Dr. Sonia Leziy received her dental degree from McGill University in 1989 and subsequently completed a general practice residency program at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Her post-graduate degree in periodontics was completed at the University of British Columbia in 1993. She practiced in North Vancouver until the opening of her Nanaimo practice in summer 2020.
Dr. Leziy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Fellow of the ITI, a Fellow of the ICOI, and a member of the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, the Canadian Academy of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontists and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She is an associate clinical professor and sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Leziy is a member of the editorial board of the Journal Spectrum Dialogue, and the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and periodic reviewer for the Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. She ran a successful study club educating dentists from British Columbia for more than two decades.
She has published on implant esthetics, surgical protocols and digital workflows, including a textbook chapter published by Quintessence Publishing (Michael Cohen Editor, 2008), a chapter in a follow-up book, Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning, Volume II (Michael Cohen Editor, 2011) and a more recent chapter in Esthetics in Dentistry (Goldstein/Chu/Lee/Stappert editors and Wiley Publishing). She is editor of the implant section of Inside Dentistry- Aegis Publishing, she was co-editor of the special edition publication August 2019 for Compendium of Continuing Education.
Dr. Leziy was actively involved in two clinical trials involving new dental implant designs. Along with Dr. Mathieu Nault, she has taught the Dental ARC course to dentists and specialists from across North America for the last 5 years. She is excited to introduce this hands-on course in 2021 to her peers both in Nanaimo and in Vancouver at UBC.
Dr. Leziy lectures internationally on the subject of implants, advanced esthetics/periodontal plastic surgery, and digital workflows in dentistry.
Dr. Leziy been recognized among the top 100 clinicians in continuing education by Dentistry Today every year since 2007.
She was selected by her peers and by industry representatives as a Lucy Hobbs Award Winner in 2012- in the mentorship category and the 2013 co-recipient of the Seattle Study Club Saul Schluger Award for excellence in treatment planning. She was the program chair for the 2013 American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She is an advisory board member for 3Shape and key-opinion-leader for Straumann.
Family is very important to Dr. Leziy. As a loving wife and proud mother of two grown children, and 4 grandchildren, spending time with her family brings much joy to her private life.
Although very busy with a dental practice and lecture-related travels, Sonia enjoys skiing, gardening, cooking, and fishing as well as daily road-biking (be nice to her on the roads!).
She is excited to be building her new home in the beautiful community of Nanoose Bay and calling Vancouver Island home for the remainder of her career.