Dr. Jay Vaikuntam, known to his patients as “Dr. Jay”, grew up in the South of India before fulfilling his life-long dream of being a Pediatric Dentist. After obtaining his Dental license in Madras, India, he moved to the U.S. to further his Dental Education and obtain his Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from the Rochester Eastman Institute of Oral Health in New York. Dr. Jay then spent time as an Instructor to Dental Students in the area of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health & Science Center, and the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Jay has always had a true passion for working with children- something that is obvious to every patient and parent through his kind and caring demeanor, his patience, and his ability to make the dental office an enjoyable and fun environment. Creating and cultivating a “Dental Home” is the philosophy of Dr. Jay’s practice. The idea behind the “Dental Home” is to create a space that protects and promotes the overall health of our patients and families starting with good oral health habits at home.
In his free time, Dr. Jay enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, along with their two Golden Retrievers, Bella and Leiah. He also loves cooking, exploring the beautiful outdoors, and practicing photography.
Dr. Mitch was born and raised in the heart of the Mid-Willamette Valley and is a former patient of Pediatric Dental Associates in Albany. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in BioHealth Sciences, then went on to attend dental school at Indiana University. Upon receiving his DDS degree, he completed a 2-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana where he served as Chief Resident.
One of Dr. Mitch’s favorite parts about his job as a Pediatric Dentist is building meaningful relationships with patients and their families; he especially enjoys working with patients with special health care needs to create positive experiences that make going to the dentist fun and exciting! Dr. Mitch is driven and motivated by the core value of community. He considers it a great honor and privilege being able to care for families in the same community that shaped his upbringing.
Outside of the office, Dr. Mitch loves spending time with his wife and their two dogs, Remi and Leia. Some of his favorite things to do are cycle, hike, ski, play golf, and listen to music. He loves the Oregon State Beavers and roots for their athletic teams year-round!