Dr. Leonid Yelizarov
Dr. Leo yelisarov is one of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic and implant dentistry, is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Dental Organization of Conscience Sedation (DOCS), the Academy of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, and the Alpha Omega Fraternity. He is also the honored recipient of Diplomate Status, the highest status of Dental Implantology within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. His passion for cosmetic and implant dentistry have allowed him to give people beautiful smiles and restore function in missing teeth, which translatesinto his nonprofit work with the Annual Free Dentistry Day Event, where he gives back to the community that helped him prosper. Dr. Leo was born in August 1958 in Baku city, the former USSR. He graduated from high school in 1975. Dr. Leo continued his education at Azerbaijan State University for medical/dental training from 1975 to 1980. He did his residency in periodontal and prosthodontic dentistry in the USSR and practiced as a general dentist from 1980 to 1990. After 10 years of practicing in the USSR, he and his family moved to the United States. In August 1992, he was accepted to Tufts University School of Dentistry in Boston for advanced dental study. He completed the four-year program in two years and graduated in November 1994. Dr. Leo started his practice in 1996 and has gone from 0 to 10,000-plus patients in a span of 15 years. In 1988, Dr. Leo penned a chapter in the Book of Periodontics regarding pre- and post-periodontal surgery with a unique red laser hand piece. He has also written numerous articles from 1985 to 2008 on oral health for various newsletters. In 2007, Dr. Leo became one of 14 dentists in Georgia and one of only 450 dentists nationwide to receive this Diplomate Status. Candidates are chosen from among those who have most significantly contributed to the art and science of oral implantology. Dr. Leo was awarded Diplomate status a second time by the board of directors of the American Dental Implant Association on September 2011 in Miami. Dr. Leo and his family reside in Alpharetta, Georgia. His wife, Diana, holds a MBA and masters degree in economics in the petroleum and oil industry. She also has a minor in computer programming. He has two children, Yuri and Kamilla. Yuri graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in electrical engineering. He is now a certified patent attorney after completing law school at Georgia State University. Dr. Leo’s daughter, Kamilla, graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor of arts in design.