Dr. Vranas was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1990. In 1996, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Science degree from the Medical College of Virginia.
After completing dental school, Dr. Vranas joined the United States Navy as a dental officer and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in 1997 while stationed with the marines at Parris Island in South Carolina. After serving three additional years as a Navy dentist at the Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan, he returned to the Medical College of Virginia where he earned his Certificate in Endodontics in 2002.
As a way to serve others, Dr. Vranas has taken multiple trips to the Dominican Republic as a member of a medical/dental church mission team in order to provide needed dental services to the community of Hato Mayor and the surrounding bateys. Closer to home, he participates in the V.D.A’s Mission of Mercy projects, providing endodontic care to Virginia’s population that have limited or no access to dental care. Dr. Vranas also teaches part-time as an adjunct professor in the Endodontic Department at the VCU School of Dentistry and provides free endodontic care for patients at the Crossover Healthcare Ministry in Richmond.
Away from the office, Dr. Vranas enjoys spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children. He loves football, musicals and going to concerts. His favorite band is Rush! As the only Arizona Cardinals fan in Richmond (he has yet to meet another one), Dr. Vranas enjoys traveling to stadiums around the country to watch his beloved Cardinals.