Hayes Leung, MESc, DD
Your denturist Hayes Leung is one of the owners of Hayven Dentures. He created this clinic to provide a future for his family and a home for his employees and patients.
Hayes believes in the notion that serving the public with quality denture care should be rewarded. With the funds being obtained through his work, he tries to care for the well-being of his aging parents. At the same time he cares for his own family.
He also knows the love and care he receives from his patients is what keeps the clinic alive. By hiring employees and providing a friendly and comfortable working environment is his way of returning his appreciation. He continues to improve his clinical skills so that when patients come in, they are always feeling happy and relaxed. His patients know that the treatments they receive improve their health.
He later attended George Brown College and graduated at the top of his class which was later recognized with the “A.J. (Jim) McGuire Memorial award” presented by the Denturist Association of Ontario.
Ever since graduating from school he has continued his studies in pursuit of improving his clinical and technical skills of constructing dentures to improve the quality of life for the wearer. Through his dedication to all who he treats and cares for, he searched high and low for solutions to the common denture problems that arise.
Hayes went to obtain his SEMCD Suction Denture (Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture) Certification in June 2017. Through his own investigation and motivation to improve the lives of all he treats he went to Duncan, BC for this certification. He later obtained his CQR Denture Instructor certification in Houston, TX, October 2017.
Hayes is also BPS (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) certified which he obtained in November 2017. To further solidify his denture skills he went to Fukuyama, Japan in October 2018 to learn about and obtain the certification for the OM Denture System (Occlusal Map).
Hayes is officially the first denturist in Ontario to obtain the certifications to practice SEMCD, CQR, and OM Denture techniques. These three techniques helped him provide dentures that stay in the mouth a lot better whilst allowing the wearer to have a biofunctional bite.
Hayes currently continues to learn and practice implant denture treatments and techniques.
How He Became a Denturist
Hayes has a strong affinity to the world of dentistry ever since he was at the age of 8. He had frequent visits not only for dental hygiene but due to his love for eating and being an avid candy muncher, he had many occurrences of cavities. He has been submerged into the dental environment, allowing him to see the beauty and enjoyment in helping others smile and eat again.
After obtaining his undergraduate degree of Honors Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Integrative Biology (Specialist), he continued his studies with a graduate degree of Environmental Science. It was through working as an Environmental Consultant that he met a colleague who was friends with a denturist, Linda Veal, DD. After interviewing and talking with Linda, Hayes had a broader view and perspective of the dental world. While facing hardships at the time, he looked back on life to see where he would truly be happy and Denturism was the answer.
Giving Back to the Community
Hayes currently helps teach new and upcoming denturists at George Brown College. He began teaching in September of 2017 where many students still talk and look up to him. As he always does, he gives his best in educating and pushing the students to provide their best in quality dentures.
He takes time off to go to Nursing Homes and Senior Resident Homes to educate and help those in need. He began providing educational lectures and seminars since June 2016 and has helped many with their denture needs.
As a founder of Hayven Dentures, he has developed the practice to have an ideology of, “providing high quality dentures to improve or maintain the quality of life for the wearer” and to “stay on top of new techniques and concepts to provide a suitable treatment options that are customized to the denture wearers.”