Our Team

Dr. Michael Fair, Jr. D.D.S.

Dr. Michael Fair, Jr. D.D.S.

Dr. Fair graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1995. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan and then The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Fair then served as a Captain in the United States Army Dental Corps. For four years, CPT Fair was given the opportunity to take care of the soldiers and families living in the various military communities garrisoned in Germany.

In 2009, CPT Fair left the military and returned home to Upper Arlington to join the Arlington Dental Group. Dr. Fair is completely committed to providing the best, most current, most dependable, esthetic dentistry available today; while providing a patient experience that centers on service and caters to individual needs.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Fair enjoys reading, exercising, skiing and spending time with his wife, Dr. Hetal Vaidya and their children Vineesh and Leela.

Dr. Hetal Vaidya

Dr. Hetal Vaidya

Dr. Vaidya grew up in Cleveland and attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate education. She returned to Ohio and attended dental school at The Ohio State University. After graduation, Dr. Vaidya was accepted to a hospital based GPR program at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.

In 2006, she married Dr. Michael C. Fair Jr. She moved to Germany where she worked as a Civilian Contract Dentist serving the soldiers and their family members who lived overseas.

In 2009 she returned to Columbus and joined the Arlington Dental Group. Dr. Vaidya believes in taking care of her patient's individual needs and works diligently to provide the best care available today. When away from the practice of dentistry, Dr. Vaidya enjoys raising her son Vineesh and daughter Leela.  She also enjoys cooking and traveling.

Brandie, Treatment Coordinator

I have been in dentistry since 2003. I am the Treatment Coordinator for the office. I decided to go into dentistry because I enjoyed going to the dentist as a kid. I started in dentistry as a dental assistant and decided to venture into a front office role. I love the artistic side of dentistry. Dentists are true artists of the mouth in how they can restore esthetics and function. Dentistry has come a long way over time and it’s only getting better. I enjoy seeing our patients get excited about their dental health. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy being with my husband and three girls, Paige, Morgan, and Reese. We enjoy family vacations, shopping, Crossfit, and cheering on the Buckeyes!

Maria, Appointment Coordinator

Hello! My name is Maria Ruh. I am the scheduling coordinator, here at Arlington Dental Group. I have been in dentistry since 2013; I attended Eastland Career Center, for Dental Assisting. I decided once I graduated, that I enjoyed doing the business side of dentistry. I love my team, here at Arlington dental and I enjoy seeing the smiles on our patient’s faces. When I am not taking care of patients, I enjoy taking my dog, Fitch, on walks at the park. I love my big Italian family, and love spending time with them. We love our Ohio State Buckeyes! I enjoy working out and eating good food, with good company.

Trudy, Hygienist

I attended Lima Technical College and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2000.I decided to go into dentistry because I wanted to help people. It  amazes me  how dentistry has evolved over the decades. Research showing the oral/systemic connection has completely changed and how I treat my patients. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to concerts, cooking and camping. I am married and we have two children, Lydia and Jack and a cat named Stitch

Karen, Hygienist

I attended The Ohio State University and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2005. I decided to go into dentistry because I have always been fascinated with teeth. I love making people healthy and building friendships with my patients. It is interesting to me how the mouth and body are connected and I get to use that knowledge every day to help my patients. In my free time  I enjoy being with my family, boxing classes, gardening, and vacations to the beach. I also love to be with my three dogs, Grizzly, Gunner, and Bo.

Elvia, Dental Assistant

I have been in dentistry since 2013. I am a chairside assistant for Dr. Fair and Dr. Vaidya. I decided to go into dentistry because I had an opportunity to learn a whole new position as a chairside assistant. This position has allowed me to use my strengths and abilities with people along with being a helping hand to the doctor. What I find most interesting about dentistry is how unique each individual is and how their oral health is systemically connected to their body. Being part of the process in restoring teeth to a healthy and functional state is exciting and oddly fun! I enjoy being with my husband doing anything outdoors. We enjoy playing disc golf, bike rides, camping, hiking and spending time with friends. I also enjoy yoga and cooking.

Kristen, Dental Assistant

I have been in dentistry since 2009.  I recently attended the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant program at Ohio State and completed it in August 2016. I received my license to place fillings. I decided to go into dentistry because I always enjoyed going to the dentist as a kid. I also love helping people with their dental needs. The most interesting aspect of dentistry to me is all the different procedures we can provide for our patients. The team that we have at Arlington Dental Group is by far the best people to work with. They are like my family. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy being outdoors, hanging with family and friends, vacationing, and cheering on the Buckeyes! I am married and we enjoy being with our cats, Olaf and Kalvin.