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Dr. Vinod Miriyala, known by his patients as Dr. Vinny, received his degree in Dentistry (BDS) from Amravati University, India in 1997; Master’s of Public Health from The Ohio State University; completed a Dental Public Health residency from University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and received his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Boston University in 2003. Later, he completed a fellowship program in Community and Hospital Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Vinny has been practicing and teaching Pediatric Dentistry exclusively since 2003.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Vinny has played an active role in organizing and participating in oral health programs for children in his local community, such as Give Kids A Smile. Dr. Vinny is a member of many health care professional organizations, both locally and nationally. He is a consultant for local, regional and national health organizations. He is presently an adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Marshall University (West Virginia) and also lectures for AEGD/GPR/Pediatric Dentistry residency programs along with Family practice/Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics residency programs. He is a member of the Leadership Steering committee for Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and works closely with policy and clinical issues with National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA). Dr. Vinny is also a member of West Virginia DHHR Oral Health Advisory Board and works with WV Primary Care Association on Oral health issues, including integration of care. He is the current Public Policy Advocate (PPA) of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for West Virginia.
He is passionate about providing oral health care to children, including those with special needs, from newborn through their teenage years. He believes partnering with parents and caregivers is critical to establish a foundation for a healthy life in the future of all his patients. Dr. Vinny works and interacts closely with other medical professionals, like pediatricians and family practice physicians, to provide comprehensive and complete care to your children.
Outside of work, Dr. Vinny enjoys spending time with his wife, a Child Psychiatrist, and their two daughters.