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.

Dr. Edward Belkin DDS

Edward Belkin DDS

Edward Belkin DDS graduated and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University in 1983. Subsequently, he established his own practice in first in Worthington, moved to Upper Arlington and is now part of the Arlington Dental Group. In addition to seeing patients he actively pursues continuing dental education with special emphasis on, preventative dentistry, oral reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry, and placement of dental implants. He is a member of The American Dental Association, The Ohio Dental Association, The Columbus Dental Society, The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and Carl O. Boucher Conference.

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

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.

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 an eclectic work history in customer service and fine arts/ sculpture. Growing up I always enjoyed trips to my dentist and found the field interesting and rewarding in many ways. Since becoming a team member at Arlington Dental Group, I have been able to utilize my strengths artistically and create a clinical understanding for our patients in the sometimes confusing world of dental treatment procedures. I Love being a health advocate for our patients and enjoy the many ways we can help our patients reach optimal overall health. When I am not in the office I stay active in the outdoors camping, hiking, and traveling whenever possible. I also practice yoga, and love cooking!

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.