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Leon Hermanides, CDT


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Leon Hermanides, CDT
Protea Dental Studio, Inc.
Redmond, Washington
Telephone: 425-497-9428

Short Biography

Leon Hermanides graduated from College in South Africa with a National Higher Diploma in Dental Technology, the equivalent of a Bachelors Degree in the USA. He has worked in South Africa, London and Seattle laboratories specializing in all stages of advanced reconstructions, implants and anterior esthetics.

Leon is a Clinical Instructor at Dr. John Kois’ Kois Center programs and a member of study clubs around the Puget Sound area. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association since 2005 and is serving as President in 2012. He is serving as the Vice Chair of the Foundation for Dental Technology in 2012 and participates on the board of the NADL, and the Advisory Board for the Dental Technology program at Bates Technical College.

Leon has published articles on implants and comprehensive restorative rehabilitation in both clinical and technical journals. He has lectured internationally to clinical and technical groups on subjects ranging from implant restorations to esthetics and restorative failures.

In 1998 Leon established Protea Dental Studio in Redmond, Washington; a laboratory that specializes in providing comprehensive, implant and anterior restorative cases. Protea Dental Studio, Inc has built its reputation by implementing a systematic approach to ensure consistent, predictable results without compromise.



Course Title: Shade communication: a system that works!

Overview: Satisfying an esthetically demanding patient with anterior restorations requires clear communication between the laboratory and restorative dentist. This lecture will describe a three step process for improving the predictability of shade matching in the ‘Esthetic Zone’. The steps color matching, characterization and communication will be discussed as well as shade guide selection, patient input, prescription information and dental photography.

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide a simple, predictable system for shade communication.

Intended Audience or Format:

  1. Restorative dentists and dental technicians
  2. Half Day Lecture or Full Day with hands-on component


Course Title: Predictable Restorations In the Esthetic Zone!

Overview: The impact of reliable materials used in the modern dental laboratory is enhanced by creating systems to achieve predictable, consistent results; exceeding our patients’ expectations. This presentation will use clinical research to help understand the role of clinical longevity, mode of failure and other treatment considerations when selecting our restorative materials.

Course Objectives:

  1. To bring a laboratory perspective to restorative material selection

Intended Audience or Format:

  1. Restorative dentists and dental technicians
  2. Half Day Lecture

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