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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Raj Vij

Dr. Vij moved to the Akron area after completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from Loyola University of Chicago, School of Dentistry in 1991. After practicing as a general dentist in Akron, Ohio for 8 years, he chose to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry at University of Maryland, Baltimore, which he completed in 2001.

He has served as the director of the Summit County Children’s Dental Health Program and is an active proud member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Akron Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

He is on staff at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vij is very passionate about pediatric dentistry and the impact it has on children’s lives. His passion carries into his relationships with his patients. Each year he has volunteered in the Children’s dental Health month as well as the “Give Kids A Smile Day”, where dental care is offered to children without Insurance and who are unable to see a dentist. In addition to being certified in basic life support, he has advanced training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He maintains this certification through attending advanced courses periodically. He has also published an article “pulp therapy in primary teeth” in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry ’04.

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Dr. Leonor Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry at “San Rafael Hospital” in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Hernandez obtained her D.D.S. degree after completing the advance standing program at Case Western Reserve University, followed by a two-year post-graduate residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. During her residency, in addition to being involved with the Craniofacial team in the Department of Orthodontics, she was trained to work on the special needs of infants, children, and adolescents.

Dr. Hernandez is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Pediatric Dentistry Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

She is also a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association & Medina Dental Society

Finally, she enjoys spending time with her family and joining them for different activities such as tennis, yoga, skiing and especially traveling.

Dr. Emily Mellion

Dr. Emily Mellion grew up in southern Ohio. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Dayton and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at The Ohio State University. Immediately after dental school, she completed a one-year advanced education in dentistry residency at Southern Illinois University. After working as a general dentist for a year she realized her passion was in serving the pediatric and adolescent population.

Dr. Emily pursued her specialty field in a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where she served as the Chief Resident. During her residency, she had advanced training in treating patients under sedation, helped families with children that have special medical and behavioral needs, and participated in outreach programs in northeast Ohio that provided dental treatment to the underserved.

Dr. Emily is a proud member of:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • The Akron Dental Society

Dr. Emily is committed to giving back to others and enjoys volunteering in the community. She has provided dental care on three medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Honduras and plans to continue to participate on these trips throughout her career.

Outside of her professional career she enjoys traveling, cycling, running, and crafting. She also loves spending time with her husband, orthodontist Dr. Alex Mellion, in their home in Bath.