Pacific Periodontal and Implant Centre
Periodontal and Implant Assisted Rehabilitation
Vancouver and Richmond
Call: 604-271-4867/604-428-3779

Meet Dr. Sy

Dr. Ira Paul Sy DDS, MS, Dip Periodontics


Dr. Ira Paul Sy received his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University. He later obtained his specialty certification training in Implants and Periodontics at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill and received an M.S. in Oral Biology. He is currently on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of British Columbia, and Case Western Reserve University as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Periodontics and is also Visiting Professor of Periodontics at the University of Witten in Germany. His interests are in the field of esthetic soft tissue therapy, bone regenerative therapy, and implant assisted therapy. In addition, he maintains a full time private practice focusing in comprehensive periodontal and implant assisted therapy in Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia.  When he is not helping patients, he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, and is also an avid cyclist. 




  • Straumann ITI Prosthetic and Surgical fellowship at the University of Berne, Switzerland(1998)
  • Awarded Diplomate Status, American Board Of Periodontology (2000)
  • Chief of Periodontics at Perkins Dental Clinic and assistant mentor in periodontics for the advanced general dentistry program at Fort Hood Texas (1998-2001)
  • Director of the Graduate Periodontology and Implantology residency program at the University of British Columbia(2001-2005)
  • Consultant for Implant Therapy at the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals(2006-Current)
  • Member of the PEERS (Platform for Exchange of Education and Research) NA(2008-Current)
  • Founder and Director of the Vancouver Institute of Osseointegration (2003-Current) 
  • Selected Winner in the Straumann World Esthetic Case Competition(2011)