Dr. Raj Vij
Dr. Vij moved to the Akron area after completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry in 1991. He practiced as a general dentist for eight years before he made the decision to pursue his true passion of pediatric dentistry. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland in 2001. He then moved back to Akron what he calls “home” and opened “Dentistry 4 Kids”.
Dr. Vij is a proud, active 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
Dr. Vij has previously served as the director of the Summit County Children’s Dental Health program and is currently on staff at Akron Children’s Hospital where he currently serves as the dental director. He is certified in basic life support and has advanced training in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). In 2004, Dr. Vij had an article entitled, “Pulp Therapy in Primary Teeth” published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Vij is extremely passionate about pediatric dentistry and the impact it has on children’s lives. This passion carries over into his relationships with his patients and their families. Each year Dr. Vij volunteers during the Children’s Dental Health month as well as the ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ where free dental care is offered to children who cannot afford it.
Outside of his professional career, Dr. Vij enjoys playing tennis, watching the CAVS, doing yoga, listening to music and traveling with his wife and two children.
Dr. Ying An
Dr. Ying An was born in Shanghai, China. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from East China Normal University. She moved to the United States in 2006 shortly after graduating from college. She attended The Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry where she received her DDS degree and PhD in Oral Biology in 2016. After finishing her education in Columbus, she completed her pediatric dental residency program at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Ying An is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University Pediatric Dental Department.
She is a proud member of:
- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- The American Dental Association
- The Ohio Dental Association
In her spare time, Dr. An enjoys spoiling her fur baby, Ronnie, a Welsh Corgi. She is a big Cleveland Indians fan and her passion for the tribe could be contagious.
Dr. Sandra Fox
Dr. Sandra Fox was born and raised in rural Iowa. After high school, she attended the University of Iowa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with High Distinction. Her father is a general dentist and she had planned to follow in his footsteps until she discovered her passion for pediatric dentistry! She achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa in 2012 followed by a certificate in pediatric dentistry in 2014.
Dr. Fox is recognized as a Board Certified pediatric dentist by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She dedicates herself to providing the best possible dental care for her patients, ensuring that they have a positive and fun experience while learning to care for their own oral health. She places heavy emphasis on developing good oral hygiene habits with your child so that dental decay can be prevented for a lifetime.
While at the University of Iowa she met her husband, Mark. They have recently moved to Ohio from Dallas, Texas and are enjoying the cooler temperatures and mid-western hospitality. In her free time, Dr. Fox enjoys traveling, water sports, and exploring local restaurants.
Dr. Leonor Hernandez
Dr. Hernandez is a wonderful pediatric dentist who has been at Dentistry 4 Kids for many years. She is currently taking a one-year sabbatical. Her husband was given a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity to spend a year in New Zealand.
As Dr. Hernandez is enjoying the spectacular scenery and Hokey Pokey Ice Cream of New Zealand, Dr. Vij and all of us at Dentistry 4 Kids will greatly miss her and look forward to her return!