Dr. Sonny graduated from the University of East, College of Dentistry in 1992. He joined private practice in 1994 and has over twenty-four years of clinical experience with a special interest in the field of aesthetic clinical dentistry. He is the past President of the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (PAED 2010- 2012), Assistant Treasurer of the Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (AAAD) 2016-2018 and is still an active member of the Philippines aesthetic dental society.
Dr. Sonny has been a keen advocate of clinical skill-based programs to enable general practitioners to continually upgrade themselves and the quality of care that they provide to their patients. He has completed the Post-Graduate Aesthetic curriculum at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA School of Dentistry) in October 2011 and pioneered the CONTINUING EDUCATION (C.E.) program tie-up with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on Restorative and Prosthodontic dentistry for the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (PAED) members and students. He is also a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard academy.
He is a frequent lecturer on the essential principles of Aesthetic Dentistry at the Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (PAED ESTHETIC 101 course), Philippine Annual Dental Convention and lectured internationally since 1998. Dr. Burias is a global advocator for MiCD (Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry) and has been involved in the MiCD movement since it started in 2010.