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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.) 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.

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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. Leonor Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez is a wonderful pediatric dentist who has been at Dentistry 4 Kids for many years. 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. Sandhya Menon

Dr. Sandhya Menon is a board-certified pediatric dentist through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She previously attended Lehigh University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology.  After dental school, she completed an Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Menon is a proud, active member of:

  •  American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Menon previously worked in the metropolitan areas of Boston and Houston, but she is now happy to call Cleveland home. She is passionate about children’s oral health and looks forward to serving her new community. She is eager to meet you and your families!

In her free time, she enjoys trying group fitness classes and exploring new restaurants with her husband. She also likes attending performing arts events, such as stand up comedy, theater and dance. She mostly enjoys spending time with her young daughter.

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