About Our Practice


 

About Our Practice


 


About Our Practice

Meet Dr. Raj

Dr. Vishnu Raj grew up in Bangalore, India and completed dental school at the famous Bangalore University. He then attended the University of Central Oklahoma where he got a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science, and was awarded the Herbert Hauptmann Fellowship Award. Following this, he was at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he graduated with another Master of Science degree, and a residency certificate in Operative Dentistry. While at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Raj received the Ann and Randolph Babcock Fellowship Award. He subsequently attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for his 3-year specialty training in Orthodontics.

Dr. Raj is a lifelong learner and frequently attends continuing education programs in order to stay abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics and dentistry. He also serves as a reviewer for several orthodontic journals, and has published many research articles in the areas of orthodontics, dental esthetics and restorative dentistry. He was a key contributor to a clinical trial evaluating technology that would enhance the rate of tooth movement.
As a clinical associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Dr. Raj enjoys teaching orthodontic residents. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, South Western Society of Orthodontists, the Texas Association of Orthodontists, and the Texas Orthodontic Study Club. Dr. Raj’s favorite part of being an orthodontist is the opportunity to meet and positively interact with patients through the course of treatment. In his spare time, Dr. Raj loves to travel, visit friends and family.

What Sets Us Apart

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  • Excellence in Treatment: At ARO, our goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic outcomes in a professional, empathetic and caring environment. This extends to helping all our patients attain optimal dental health through education, prevention and intervention. A thorough diagnosis allows us to recommend the treatment options that would best address your concerns, as well as achieve exceptional results. Our commitment to your smile is exemplified by our many motivated patients who choose excellence.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Philosophy: Although several patients initially seek care for tooth alignment only, our philosophy encompasses a comprehensive approach that integrates all aspects of dentistry in order to generate well-aligned teeth in conjunction with facial balance, periodontal and TMJ health. This is achieved by individual-specific treatment plans after a detailed diagnostic work-up.
  • Digital Technology: In keeping with our tradition of excellence, all our radiographs and photos are digitally acquired and stored, thus reducing radiation exposure and increasing efficiency.
  • Ease of Scheduling: We at ARO understand that your schedules are often full. In order to facilitate varying needs, we offer extended hours on certain days and Saturday appointments also!

What Sets Us Apart

girlwithbraces

  • Excellence in Treatment: At ARO, our goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic outcomes in a professional, empathetic and caring environment. This extends to helping all our patients attain optimal dental health through education, prevention and intervention. A thorough diagnosis allows us to recommend the treatment options that would best address your concerns, as well as achieve exceptional results. Our commitment to your smile is exemplified by our many motivated patients who choose excellence.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Philosophy: Although several patients initially seek care for tooth alignment only, our philosophy encompasses a comprehensive approach that integrates all aspects of dentistry in order to generate well-aligned teeth in conjunction with facial balance, periodontal and TMJ health. This is achieved by individual-specific treatment plans after a detailed diagnostic work-up.
  • Digital Technology: In keeping with our tradition of excellence, all our radiographs and photos are digitally acquired and stored, thus reducing radiation exposure and increasing efficiency.
  • Ease of Scheduling: We at ARO understand that your schedules are often full. In order to facilitate varying needs, we offer extended hours on certain days and Saturday appointments also!

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Cathy always has wanted to help people in a personal way. She earned her first Registered Dental Assistant license, RDA, shortly after completing an accredited dental assisting program in Southern California. Initially Cathy assisted in general dentistry, but soon found a lot of joy in Orthodontics.

In 2005, Cathy and her family moved to San Antonio. They all agree it was a very wise move. Cathy was granted an RDA license for Texas, after completing the state examination. She has also achieved her Coronal Polishing and Nitrous Oxide certifications.

Cathy has worked in other specialty practices. In Oral Surgery, and Periodontal practices she assisted with exposing impacted teeth, implants and gum tissue contouring. Cathy and her husband, Brian, have celebrated over 25 years of marriage. They have a son, Austin and a daughter, Claire. Their family is completed with a border collie-mix, Dottie, and Addy, a toyger cat.

Before & Afters

Before & Afters

Testimonials

  • “I am very grateful to Dr. Raj for the attention to detail that he displayed during treatment, and I can really see the difference between where I began and now. A truly professional office and staff. Thank you for the fantastic smile!” – B.E
  • “Alamo Ranch Orthodontics is great! My daughter is always excited about her visits. They always take extra care to answer all questions and keep me updated about the progress at every visit. Highly recommended.” – A.S

Testimonials

  • “I am very grateful to Dr. Raj for the attention to detail that he displayed during treatment, and I can really see the difference between where I began and now. A truly professional office and staff. Thank you for the fantastic smile!” – B.E
  • “Alamo Ranch Orthodontics is great! My daughter is always excited about her visits. They always take extra care to answer all questions and keep me updated about the progress at every visit. Highly recommended.” – A.S