Dr. Virginia Yanez is a board certified pediatric dentist who was born and raised in Spain where she earned her dental degree. Her interest in the American culture and academics led her to moving to the United States in 2013 when she was accepted to complete a three year program (combination of a one year Community Dentistry fellowship and two years in the Advance Education in General Dentistry program)at Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) in Rochester, NY. She continued her education receiving her Pediatric Dentistry specialty certificate at EIOH.
Dr. Yanez has a fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) and completed a Nasoalveolar molding workshop in New York University Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Yanez is passionate helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and enjoys fabricating nasoalveolar molding (NAM) appliances for infants with cleft lip and palate.
Her goal is to make every child’s first visit to the dentist a memorable, comfortable and a fun experience.
In her spare time Dr. Yanez enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves swimming, being outdoors and traveling whenever she can.
Virginia Yañez Fontenla, DDS