Dental Staff

All professionals at Falls Church Family Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Aicha Lyazidi

General Dentist

Dr. Lyazidi started her private practice of general and cosmetic dentistry in 2001 and is still currently practicing family and cosmetic dentistry full-time at two locations in Northern Virginia. Her great deal of knowledge in family and cosmetic dentistry, as well as the many years practicing dentistry, are what make her proficient in her field.

Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco. After obtaining a baccalaureate in science, Dr. Lyazidi moved to southern California where she completed her undergraduate education at the Cal State of Fullerton. She then across the country to Virginia where she currently lives to pursue her dental degree at the University of Howard.

She lives with her husband and two children in Northern Virginia.

In her year of residency, she worked side by side with oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and periodontists to diagnose and treat dental diseases.

Dr. Lyazidi started her private practice of general and cosmetic dentistry in 2001 and is still currently practicing family and cosmetic dentistry full-time at two locations in Northern Virginia. Her great deal of knowledge in family and cosmetic dentistry, as well as the many years practicing dentistry, are what make her proficient in her field.

She attends many continued dental education courses on a regular basis in order to further her education and to keep up with new dental technologies and skills.


Dr. Maria Salnik

General Dentist

Dr. Salnik believes in a comprehensive and individualized approach to treating her patients. “Reestablishing function and maximizing esthetics can tremendously enhance our quality of life.”

Dr. Salnik treats patients with a variety of general and cosmetic dental needs. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Dental School, where she also completed a residency program in Advanced General Dentistry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in public health from the George Washington University and a Master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. She is continuing her education by attending a program on dental implants at New York University.

Dr. Salnik is actively involved in the dental community. She attends dental conferences and training courses and volunteers in community oral health programs. She is also a contributing author of a dental reference book “ADA/ PDR Guide to Dental Therapeutics.”

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Salnik enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and practicing yoga. Dr.Salnik speaks Spanish, Ukrainian and Russian.


Dr. Patricia Solarte

Orthodontist

Dr. Solarte has worked as a dentist since 2002, and she enjoys helping patients of all ages get the healthy, perfectly aligned bite they deserve. She loves seeing patients smile confidently after completing treatment completing treatment, and she values the relationships she develops with her patients and their families.

Dr. Solarte completed her advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) certification at Nova Southeastern University and earned her master of dental science with an orthodontic specialization from the University of Columbia.

Outside of work, Dr. Solarte enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.


Dr. Tareq Salameh

General Dentist

Dr. Salameh prides himself on getting to know his patients and developing a treatment plan that will meet the patients individual needs. He received his education at the University of Colorado and has professional memberships with both the Northern Virginia Dental Society and the DC Dental Society.