Meet Leon Hermanides
At the helm of Protea Dental Studio is Leon Hermanides, CDT. 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 at the Kois Center (Dr John Kois), 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.