Meet Dr. Arias
In her senior year of Dental School Dr. Arias was elected to become a member of the National Honor Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon Mu Mu Chapter. She was highly ranked in her graduating class, and she received numerous awards at graduation, and was a recipient of:
- The Texas Dental Association Outstanding Senior Award
- Academy of Operative Dentistry Award
- American Academy of Oral Medicine Award
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (Horace Well) Award
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Society of Dentistry for Children Predoctoral Student Award
- Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Award
- Student Award of the American Academy of Periodontology
- Water Pik Technologies: Best of the Best Award in Prosthodontics
After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Arias decided to serve our country and commissioned into the United States Air Force with the rank of Captain. She completed a one year Air Force dental residency program, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. In 2004 she was assigned to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. While at Davis Monthan, Dr. Arias was recognized with multiple awards, including Dental Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, and 2005 Health Services Inspection Outstanding Performer. She served as the Dental Team Chief for a Medical Readiness Training Exercise and mission trip to El Salvador in 2006.
Certifications and Advanced Training
- Diode Laser Certification 2016
- World Clinical Laser Institute Associate Fellowship – 2016
- Emerging Scientific Technology – Diode Lasers 2012
- American Academy of Facial Aesthetics Botox & Dermal Fillers 2016
- Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders & Craniofacial Pain Mini Residency – 2016
- 3i Synergy Training Program in Restorative Implant Dentistry – 2016
- 3i Synergy Training Program in Implants & Oral Rehabilitation- 2014-2015
- SPEAR Study Club – 2013
- Tip Edge Orthodontics – 2012 to present
- 3i Synergy Training Program in Implants and Restorative Care – 2012
- SPEAR Education 2010-2012
- Air Force Continuing Education – 2004-2008
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1 year – 2004
On July 30 2011, the Academy of General Dentistry bestowed the Fellowship Award to Dr. Lenny Arias during a special convocation ceremony held at the AGD 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, July 28-31, in San Diego, Calif. The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To receive this honor, dentists must complete 500 hours of continuing dental education, pass a comprehensive exam, and fulfill three years of cintinuous membership in the AGD. In 2011, the AGD bestowed the Fellowship Award to 315 dentists. Dentists who have earned Fellowship from the AGD make up a distinct group - they represent less than 1% of all the general dentists practicing in the United States and Canada.
Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the general dentist. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world's second largest dental association.www.agd.org
American Dental Association
The American Dental Association (ADA) is dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health.www.ada.org
Arizona Dental Association
The Arizona Dental Association (AZDA) assists the dental professional in the pursuit of personal and professional excellence in the ethical delivery of the highest level of care to the public by providing educational, leadership, communications and charitable opportunities.www.azda.org/Public/about.asp
Southern Arizona Dental Society
The Southern Arizona Dental Society (SADS) is comprised of dentists in Southern Arizona and is a subsidiary of the AzDA.
Pima Dental Study Club
The Pima Dental Study Club was founded over 30 years ago by dentists practicing in Tucson and Southern Arizona. The club has operated continually and offers continuing education programs to our members who are dentists and specialists in dentistry. Dr. Arias served as president 2014-2016, as treasurer from 2016-2017, and continues to be an active member of the club.www.azda.org/Public/about.asp
American Academy of Clear Aligners
The members of AACA have brought together the top practitioners in North America to lead and educate dentists who wish to attain excellence in clear aligner orthodontic therapy. We support dentists interested in furthering their education in the use of Clear Aligner Therapy, and promote exchanging ideas, as well as discussing new protocols and treatment modalities that will help further progress in this field.www.aacaligners.com/about-us
Most of my spare time outside of dentistry is devoted to my daughter Sofia, my family and friends. I consider myself a "foodie" and enjoy trying new restaurants. If you have any restaurant suggestions please let me know.
I enjoy group fitness, and you may see me at OrangeTheory or Bion Crossfit.
Traveling is one of my passions and I also enjoy hearing stories my patients bring back from their travels.
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