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.


Dr. Edison Abril

Periodontics

Dr. Edison Abril focuses in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Abril’s professional promise to you is dignity, respect, and ethical care of your teeth, implants and gums. He believes in dedicating the right amount of time to each patient whether it is for a consultation or a complex surgical procedure. Dr. Abril graduated from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri where he received his degree in both periodontics and Master of Science in dentistry (research). His experience goes beyond the classroom and extends even to international venues. He practiced privately for two years in Bogota, Colombia where he holds a degree in general dentistry. He worked in a general dentistry practice in Northern Virginia for five years where he discovered his passion for periodontics and focused patient care. Most recently he was in private practice in the Northern Virginia area for three years before joining Fusion Dental.

During his periodontal training, Dr. Abril acquired clinical experience in all aspects of non-surgical and surgical periodontal procedures including scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), bone grafting around teeth and implants, plastic surgery for teeth with gum recession and for teeth with poor gum quality, as well as crown lengthening procedures. He is fully trained in dental implant surgery, a treatment that replaces missing teeth with state-of-the-art dental implants that look and function like natural teeth. He has committed himself to improving the quality of people’s lives by treating the diseases that cause tooth loss and contribute to many overall health problems.

Dr. Abril lives in Centreville, VA and in his spare time he enjoys biking, swimming and playing football soccer.

Curriculum Vitae:

  • D.D.S., Colombian College of Dentistry, Bogotá, Colombia – 1998
  • Master of Science in Dentistry (Research), Saint Louis University – 2011
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Education in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, Saint Louis University – 2011
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • Licensed in Virginia
  • American Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Ahmed Saad

Dr. Ahmed Saad

General Dentist

Dr. Ahmed Saad has been practicing dentistry since 2009. He is a native of Southern California, and received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. In 2010, Dr. Saad established his dental practice in Southern California where he excelled in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and root canal therapy. In addition to his clinical skills, Dr. Saad takes pride in his ability to work well with patients that are fearful of dental treatment. Dr. Saad recently moved to Northern Virginia to be closer to family.

Following his belief in giving back to the community, Dr. Saad has volunteered regularly at the USC/UCLA Mobile Clinic, a fully operational dental clinic that travels to treat children in areas where dental care is most needed. He traveled with the clinic for extended periods of time in remote locations. Dr. Saad has also volunteered performing dental screenings in underserved communities for children attending the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Dr. Saad is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association and Northern Virginia Dental Society. Dr. Saad believes strongly in the value of continuing education. He routinely attends continuing education courses to add to his dental knowledge and stay on top of the latest and emerging dental technological advancements.

Dr. Saad and his wife, a Northern Virginia native, live in Vienna with their two children. In his spare time, Dr. Saad enjoys spending time at the beach, swimming, playing volleyball and table tennis.