Dr. April Yanda was born and raised in the Greater Cleveland area. She is an alumna of Regina High School, where she was involved in student council, orchestra, drama, and track. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Cleveland State University. During her undergraduate years, she was active in the leadership of student government, and her sorority, Theta Phi Alpha. She also volunteered at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.
In 1989, Dr. Yanda received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to being a member of the local, state, and national Dental Associations, she is also a member of The Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, and is currently the Treasurer of the Chagrin Valley Dental Study Club. Dr. Yanda was the previous Secretary-Treasurer and now is the President-Elect of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society. Dr. Yanda has been elected to the Ohio Dental Association House of Delegates. She is also a trustee of the Board of Directors for the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, where she sits on the finance committee. She has been voted by her peers as a Top Dentist in America since 2007. Dr. Yanda has a strong commitment to quality dentistry and supports that effort by attending numerous post-graduate courses, keeping abreast of state of the art techniques and procedures. She especially enjoys creating esthetically beautiful smiles for her patients. April realizes the importance of educating children at a young age. Because of this, she donates her time making presentations at Hudson area preschools and participates in Give Kids a Smile Day.
Dr. Yanda has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Keith Hoover since 1995 and has been a Hudson resident since 1997. Her husband, Tim, works for an optical network engineering company, Champion ONE, headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio. They have one daughter, Chelsea, who is a Hudson High School and Miami University graduate. She is now following in her mother’s footsteps, as a graduate of CWRU School of Dental Medicine, she is also a dentist, practicing in Naples, Florida. April is active in many community organizations and the Yandas are charter members at Rejoice! Lutheran Church. Dr. Yanda and her family enjoy sailing and racing their sailboat on Lake Erie and other ports of call.