Known simply to our patients as “Dr. Hazel,” Dr. Soliman’s passion is to provide a pleasant dental experience for our young patients while maintaining excellence in dental care. She is excited about alleviating children’s dental anxieties and providing a nurturing and caring environment, and interacting with children and parents is the best part of her profession.
Dr. Soliman’s ultimate goal is to have children enjoy visiting the dentist and develop into adults without any dental anxieties. Dr. Soliman feels very blessed that she is able to work in a profession where she can provide a positive influence in children’s lives, and also enjoy it at the same time.
Pediatric dentistry has allowed Dr. Soliman to enjoy her passion for working with children and being able to alleviate parents’ and children’s fears. She feels fulfilled when she knows she has helped a child through a difficult time and turned it into a positive and fun experience. Pediatric dentistry is not only about providing positive experiences for children, but also allowing parents to ask questions and be well-informed about oral health and their child’s development.
Education and continuing education
A native of Reno, NV, Dr. Soliman obtained her degree in biological sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA before earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She moved south to attend the University of Southern California for her pediatric dental residency. During her training at USC, she worked at various children’s hospitals and treated both healthy and medically compromised children.
Dr. Soliman is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She continues to further her knowledge of dentistry by attending numerous continuing education courses in order to provide the best care for our patients. These include attending American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry sessions and other courses in order to stay up to date with the latest sedation dentistry techniques and advances.
Facts about Dr. Hazel
- Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Trained and licensed to provide Oral Conscious Sedation
- Staff at ValleyCare Health System, Department of Surgery
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Southern Alameda County Dental Society
Family and community
Dr. Soliman resides locally with her husband Duy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. When she finds the time, she loves supporting the local restaurants and shops in our community.
Giving back to the community is something Dr. Soliman is passionate about. She and Dr. Solomon volunteer for dental screenings at local elementary schools, as well as donate their services to those who are less fortunate and can’t afford quality dental care.