Dr. Vivian Fan majored in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biology at the University of Rochester, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1996. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, and continued on to earn her PhD in Bioengineering at MIT in 2006 as part of a joint clinical research program with her post-graduate Orthodontic Residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
With her background in engineering, particularly her graduate thesis at MIT in cellular regeneration around synthetic bone grafts, Dr. Fan has a deep understanding of how basic science research can be translated into technological advances in dental medicine. Even now, as her formal education is complete, Dr. Fan continues to update her knowledge and training, routinely attending continuing education courses and discussions with the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics. It is Dr. Fan’s belief that learning is a lifetime process, and she is dedicated to the pursuit of perfection and excellence to better serve her patients.
Dr. Fan is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics.
Committed to the betterment of her community, Dr. Fan has volunteered at the Lloyd F Moss Free Clinic, which provides primary health care to those who are unable to pay for private medical care. The office also sponsors local school/community sports teams and extracurricular activities, and donates goods to Richmond charities to help those in need.
After growing up in Pittsburgh and attending school in upstate New York, Dr. Fan settled in the Richmond, VA area with her husband, Kevin, and their two daughters. Skiing is one of Dr. Fan’s passions, and she enjoyed many memorable ski trips during her years living in New England. Now, she enjoys spending her free time with family and traveling when her schedule allows.