Dr. Sonia Jefferies

“I love helping children (and their parents) become less fearful of the dentist while also helping them have beautiful, healthy smiles!”

Dr. Ngandu Sonia Jefferies was born in Belgium but has spent most of her life in Alabama. Her parents are from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Growing up, Dr. Jefferies lived in many different places in Europe and the U.S.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a minor in French from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Dr. Jefferies attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2011. After working as a general dentist for 3 years, she returned to school and earned her specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2016. During her residency in pediatric dentistry, she was also appointed chief resident.

Dr. Jefferies moved from Alabama to the Ithaca area in the fall of 2016 where her husband is studying at Cornell. At that time she also joined the Dinosaur Dental team.

When Dr. Jefferies isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, trying new recipes, and eating food from around the world.