Our Frenectomy & Myofunctional Therapy Team

Dr. Jamie Liu | Leanne Jamieson | Mary Elejel

Dr. Jamie Liu graduated from the University of Windsor with a degree in Biology. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto. Dr. Liu furthered her dental education by completing a one-year postgraduate residency program at Stony Brook University in New York.

Dr. Liu is active in pursuing continuing education. She is certified to perform laser surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery. She collaborates with other dental professionals in the community as an active member of the local Spear Study Club.

She is a member of the International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals, whose vision is to promote best practices for the assessment, diagnosis and integrative treatment of restricted oral tissues. Dr. Liu has gained additional training to perform tongue-tie releases in infants who are struggling to feed well, from Tufts University in Boston. She has also attended courses at The Breathe Institute in Los Angeles so she can perform functional frenuloplasties in children and adults. In addition, she continues to take courses to further her education on breastfeeding, oral myofunctional therapy, and airway dentistry.

Dr. Liu moved to London in 2007 and has been practicing at Soni Dentistry since 2012. She loves reading, staying active, and spending time with her husband Aaron and their two daughters, Corinna and Rosanna.

Myofunctional Therapist

Leanne Jamieson is a wellness enthusiast, who is passionate about learning and educating. She obtained her dental hygiene diploma from Fanshawe College, in London, ON in 2006. Shortly after, she started her dental hygiene career in Alberta and obtained her local anesthetic certificate from the University of Edmonton, which allowed her to continue to serve the diverse population in Banff. In 2011, Leanne moved back to Ontario where she furthered her interest in helping the dental client with alternative therapies for pain management, fears, phobias and oral habits by taking additional training in clinical hypnotherapy with the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Ontario Division. She also obtained a nutrition diploma in 2016 enabling her to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. This has been a large asset for Leanne, as it not only allows her to promote good oral health, but also overall health.

Helping people reach their health goals and guiding them along their health journey has always been Leanne’s number one priority. Her desire to learn about the ‘why’ - the underlying cause of how the orofacial (oral and face) muscles affect our dental and airway health, led Leanne on her myofunctional therapy journey. In 2017, Leanne became an Orofacial Myologist, through the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology). To further her knowledge, she regularly travels to courses and participates in online learning and discussions. She is also a member of the International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals, whose vision is to promote best practices for the assessment, diagnosis and integrative treatment of restricted oral tissues (e.g. tongue tie). Leanne works closely with Dr. Liu and Soni Dentistry’s Infant Frenectomy Program, and has played a large role in the development of this program. She is currently partnering with Soni Dentistry to help launch the “Myo Program”.

Away from work, Leanne loves spending time outside and being by the water, especially with her family. Her husband, Teaguen, and their two children, Phaedran and Nephelee, enjoy gardening, hiking and reading together.

Hygienist, Safety Co-ordinator

Mary has 12 years of experience working in the dental hygiene field, gaining a comprehensive knowledge base in many facets of dentistry. Mary holds a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences, obtained at UWO, which instated her passion for various modalities of health and wellness. This led her quest for pursuing an education in dental hygiene and respectively receiving a Diploma in 2007 from Fanshawe College, becoming designated as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

She strives in educating and treating her patients in preventative therapies to improve their oral health and creating, lasting healthy smiles. She continues to grow her skills by education and training to offer the latest in dentistry. She has recently become a part of Soni Dentistry’s Frenectomy Team and works closely with Dr. Liu who performs tongue-tie releases in infants, struggling to feed well.

Outside of the Clinic setting, Mary enjoys spending time with her children, being around nature and engaging in wellness activities.

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