Born and raised in South Africa, Leon earned a National Higher Diploma (BA equivalent) in Dental Technology before moving on to London and, eventually, Seattle, where he founded Protea Dental Studio. Leon guides every aspect of the services at Protea Dental Studio, establishing the standard of care, the performance protocols and customer service.
A Clinical Instructor and Scientific Advisor at the Kois Center, Leon works closely with dentists who strive for excellence and precision in their delivery of care. He has served as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association as well as holding office in the National Association of Dental Laboratories and Chairing the Foundation for Dental Technology. Leon serves on the Advisory Board for Dental Technology at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA. Leon has published major articles on implants and comprehensive restorative rehabilitation in both clinical and technical journals. In addition, he has lectured throughout the US and internationally on implant restorations, esthetics and restorative failures.
April 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
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We are back to LMT Lab Day Chicago 2020 at the Argen booth where we talked to dental assistant turned ortho lab owner, Tiffany Prater. Then past podcast guest Heather Voss stops by to bring Leon Hermanides to talk about adapting his lab to the ever-changing market. All this and a update from Bennett Napier and the COVID-19.