Leyla Emami, B.Sc.(HONS), D.D.S

Dr. Leyla Emami attended University of Toronto for her undergraduate education, and received her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences in 1999. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 2003.

After graduating from Dental School, Dr. Emami continued to complete a post-doctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following her residency, she moved back to Toronto in 2004 and has been in private practice since then.

In addition to private practice, she has also joined University of Toronto (Faculty of Dentistry) since 2007 on a part-time basis in the position of clinical instructor in the Department of Periodontics.

Dr. Emami is also an active member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Academy of General dentistry (AGD), Toronto Central Dental Society and Dr. Chao’s Pinhole Academy (PST).

In her own words:

My goal as a dentist is to provide preventive and comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. I believe that it is essential to listen to my patients and understand their individual needs and concerns. I never developed dental anxiety, and therefore want to help others overcome their fear and apprehension of dentistry and enhance their health and smiles in a minimally invasive approach.

My focus is to educate my patients about their oral health, which is the integral part of our overall well-being. Furthermore, I am passionate about working with pediatrics. Children’s experiences in the dental chair are extremely important to me, and my goal is to make their visit pleasant and comfortable.


During my academic years, I have contributed to research and publications in scientific journals. As I believe in lifelong learning, I have also taken extensive continuing education courses in dentistry across Canada, USA and Europe, and was nominated for the 2014 Doctor’s Choice Award.


Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) By Dr. Leyla Emami

A Minimally Invasive Approach to Treat Gingival Recession

Dr. Emami has received certifications in various disciplines in dentistry which include:

  •  Treatment Planning at Kois Institute
  • Chao’s Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)
  • Oxygen/Ozone Therapy in Dental Medicine
  • Invisalign
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation
  • Pediatrics and Special Care Dentistry
  • Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Mercury Analysis, Toxicity & protocols for detoxification
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Restoring Implants
  • Endodontics
Dr Emami has obtained her Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) certification from the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT). She has successfully completed the coursework related to mercury and the safe removal of amalgam fillings.
Dr Leyla Emami Smart Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique certificate Dr Dana Colson & Associates Toronto Dental Clinic
Dr Leyla Emami IAOMT The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology certificate Dr Dana Colson & Associates Toronto Dental Clinic