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the Imperio+ team

Imperio+ is a multidisciplinary live practice.  Our team approach to learning and openness to the sharing of ideas is what sets us apart from other educational programs.  Collaboration, sharing our knowledge, continued personal and professional development are the core values of our team.

Clinical Bios

Sonja

Dr. Sonia S. Leziy

DDS, Dipl Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

*Update Recently appointed – Vice President of Clinical Affairs (SSC)

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

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Brahm

Dr. Brahm Miller

MSc, DDS, Dipl Pros, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

Brahm Miller received his dental degree from McGill University (1990), completed a GPR at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, followed by  post-graduate studies in prosthodontics at the Medical College of Virginia in 1995. He has been practicing in North Vancouver since 1995.

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Priscilla

Dr. Priscilla Walsh

MSc, DDS, Dip. Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C)

Dr. Priscilla Walsh received her dental degree from the University of Alberta in 1996 and practiced as a general dentist in Alberta before starting post graduate studies at the University of British Columbia.

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Technician Bios

Nico

Nicolas Pienaar

visionary technical team member

Nico has been working as a Dental Technician since 1996. He qualified in 1995 with a 4 year National Higher Diploma in Dental Technology from Technikon Pretoria, South Africa. He worked for 5 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and 3 years in London, UK where he gained international experience as well as attended numerous advanced courses to enhance his skills and ability.

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Klaas

Klaas van der Walt

visionary technical team member

Klaas has been working as a Dental Technician since 1996. He qualified in 1995 with a 4 year National Higher Diploma in Dental Technology from Technikon Pretoria, South Africa. With Nico, he worked for 5 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and 3 years in London, UK where they both gained international experience as well as attended numerous advanced courses to enhance their skills and ability.

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Program Coordinators

Chris

Chris Thirlwell

drives our organization

Chris has been actively practicing dental assisting for 16 years. Starting her career off in Alberta she made the move out to Vancouver in 2001. Along the way she has gained extensive experience in private practice which lead her to expand her skills in her current position. For the past 8 years she has been a member of the Imperio dental team. Working with Dr. Sonia Leziy as her right hand surgical assistant/treatment facilitator. As well she shares the role as the VIP Study Club co-ordinator.

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Stacey

Stacey Esau

the ultimate organizer

Stacey graduated from the dental assisting program at VCC in 1991 and has actively been practicing in restorative dentistry since then. She started her career in Kamloops, BC and moved to Vancouver in 1998 where she continued to expand her skills in a restorative driven practice. Stacey joined the Imperio Team in 2002 and has been working with Dr. Brahm Miller as his main assistant/treatment facilitator for the last 15 years. She has undergone extensive surgical training in the last year.

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Sarah

Sarah Passey

the ‘cement’

Sarah graduated from the Dental Administration program at Kwantlen College in 2003.  She has been privileged to have developed and expanded her skill set working in a variety of general dental practices; from small single provider offices to very large multi-provider practices.  This diversity has afforded Sarah the opportunity to become very comfortable and proficient with all aspects of the administration of a dental practice.

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