Leon has worked in laboratories specializing in implants and anterior esthetics since 1992 and publishes and lectures on implants and esthetic dentistry. Since 1998 he has owned/managed Protea Dental Studio, DAMAS in Redmond, WA
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 served as President in 2012. He is serving as the Chair of the Foundation for Dental Technology in 2014 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 DAMAS certified laboratory that specializes in providing comprehensive, implant and anterior restorative cases.