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 three girls, Paige, Morgan, and Reese. We enjoy family vacations, shopping, Crossfit, and cheering on the Buckeyes!

Lori, Scheduling Coordinator

I have been in dentistry since 1991. The quote “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” represents my job at Arlington Dental Group. I moved to Columbus in March 2017, and have the privilege of working with Dr. Fair and Dr. Vaidya. I was born and raised in Toledo Ohio, then moved to Columbus to be close to my family, especially my beautiful grandchildren, Adelyn and Grady! I love spending time with family and friends, going to the Columbus Zoo, concerts, the Metro parks, summer vacations in Traverse City, and visiting warm sunny beaches.

Trudy, Hygienist

My name is Trudy Risner. 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 mouth and body connection has completely changed 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.

Kristen, Dental Assistant

My name is Kristen. 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 love helping people with their dental needs. The team at Arlington Dental Group is amazing. They are like my family and I love working with everyone here. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, hanging with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling and try to visit a place I have never been at least once a year.

Eva, Dental Assistant

My name is Eva and I proudly assist chair side for Dr. Fair and Dr.Vaidya. I have been in dentistry since 2003. I was fortunate enough to figure out early on in life, with the guidance of a great teacher, that I have a love for teeth. I enjoy being able to help our patients achieve their healthiest smile. l took a small break from dentistry to be at home with three of the most amazing boys. I have been married since 2007 to my high school sweetheart; he is funny, handsome, charming, and the all around the perfect catch. We enjoy doing everything together. In our free time we enjoy going to the zoo, the park, taking road trips and anything that involves us being together as a family.

Stephanie, Hygiene Appointment Coordinator

Though I am newer to dentistry, I bring extensive experience from the beauty and spa industry. My favorite thing at Arlington Dental group is meeting all of our wonderful patients. I genuinely look forward to their daily visits. I am a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and The Spa School; and when I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, practicing yoga, reading and cheering on the Buckeyes and Bluejackets. My babies are my two dachshunds; Ted and Vivian Louise.

Janet, Hygienist