Meet our dentists - Toledo, OH

Meet The Doctors

J. Eric Hires, DDS

Toledo native, J. Eric Hires, DDS, received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, he spent two years in the Navy, improving upon the skills he learned in dental school. After his return, he moved back home to start his career with one goal in mind – to assemble the most talented team of dental professionals in the area and grow to become Toledo’s leading dental practice, a goal, that today, he can proudly consider accomplished.

Dr. Hires has attended post graduate dental courses at some of the best teaching venues around. He successfully completed all coursework at Misch International Implant Institute and also studied at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, LVI, where he received premier post graduate training in advanced cosmetic dentistry. In addition, he has completed literally hundreds of hours in Continuing Education courses in all aspects of dentistry.

Dr. Hires strives to continually improve upon the technologies used and processes employed at Hires Dental Care. He stays current with emerging trends in dentistry, assuring his patients receive nothing but the best when it comes to their smiles.

“I truly love what I do. I love the relationships I have formed with patients, both new and ones cultivated over years of personalized care; the creative and artistic aspect of my work; and above all helping people.“

Dr. Hires

Dr. Hires has three beautiful daughters and 5 grandchildren (4 more girls). He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and skiing.

Dr. Ed Pantzlaff

Dr. Ed Pantzlaff

Dr. Ed Pantzlaff is an experienced dentist in oral surgery. He spent four years at the oral surgery residency at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where he earned his MD and published numerous scholarly articles. He is a proud graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern College (Iowa). While at Northwestern College, he was a pitcher on the school’s baseball team.

As a devoted student, Dr. Pantzlaff presented the findings of his research at many renowned meetings, including those of the American Association of Dental Research, the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, and the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

In his free time, he enjoys spending a lot of time outdoors with his very energetic dog going on hikes, and jumping in lakes and streams. He has a flair for cooking a variety of different types of food and is open to trying any new recipes. He is a fan of tailgating and going to football, hockey, and baseball games.

Dr. Pantzlaff joined the practice because of our mutual commitment to provide terrific patient care in an environment of compassionate, dedicated, and fun-loving professionals.

Dr. Yaya

Dr. Yaya grew up in right here in Sylvania OH and was a proud Northview Wildcat.
She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Detroit Mercy where she was
president of Engineering and Science Student Council and was named Resident Advisor
of the year. Dr. Yaya went on to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and
graduated with Honors. During her time in Columbus, Dr. Yaya loved being a student
team dentist for OSU athletics. Dr. Yaya was a nominee for the Carl O. Boucher
Prosthodontic student award and was awarded the model professional scholarship for
demonstrating excellent professional behavior in the
areas of patient care.

Dr. Yaya wants to be your teammate in your dental care and takes great pride in her work.
While she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, Dr. Yaya is passionate about cosmetic
dentistry (veneers, crowns, Invisalign) and implant dentistry to give you your best smile.

Outside of the office, Dr. Yaya is busy planning her wedding to her high school sweetheart,
spending time on the water and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Khan

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