Serving Offices In Vienna, VA, Arlington, VA and Fairfax, VA
Meet The Doctors
Meet The Doctors at The Smiles
Dr. Hisham Barakat
Dr. Barakat is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI). Doctors with the ABOI/ID have to complete a rigorous exam to prove their high level of knowledge and proficiency in implant dentistry. Dr. Barakat is one of just 445 dentists certified by the ABOI in the United State and one of 10 practitioners in Virginia to hold this certification.
In addition to this, Dr. Barakat has been awarded Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). To achieve this, he was required to attend over 1,100 hours of continuing education covering all phases of dentistry, 400 of which involved participation courses and case presentations.
Dr. Barakat is a credentialed member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and has been awarded Fellow status. Dentists who receive this honor have been certified by their peers and have worked hard to meet national standards of education and practice in oral implantology.
He is also a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), which is the highest credential offered by this internationally recognized organization for dentists who have shown excellence in Dental Implantology.
Furthermore, Dr. Barakat also enjoys lecturing both nationally and internationally about implant dentistry to help increase the education of his fellow dentists.
Dr. Barakat currently serves as a part-time faculty member at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He also served as the Continuing Education Chair for the Academy of General Dentistry Virginia Chapter.
In 1998, Dr. Barakat completed the Medical College of Georgia/ AAID MAXI-COURSE in Implant Dentistry, the Maxi-Course is among the most respected and comprehensive training programs in implant dentistry. Offered in university settings throughout the U.S. and internationally, the course presenters include renowned university faculty, world-class clinicians and the country's top authorities in implant dentistry.
Dr. Barakat’s honors and awards include:
2015: President of the Southern District of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2012: Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2012: Spear Education Faculty Club Member
2011: Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry
2011: Served as a Delegate for the state of VA at the AGD meeting in San Diego, CA
2009: Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
2009: Associate Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry
2009: Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry.
2009: Continuing Education Chair of the Virginia AGD
2008: Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry
2008: Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
Dr. Barakat is also a member of the:
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of Osseointegration
International Congress of Oral Impantology
Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Jennifer Bobbio
Dr. Bobbio was born in Lakewood, NJ and raised in Fairfax, VA. She attended Fairfax High School and then earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in business from Virginia Tech University. The summer before graduating from Virginia Tech, Dr. Bobbio did an internship at a dental start-up practice in Centreville, VA and worked at the front desk. She was always interested in the clinical experience and wanted to be chairside with the patients. This is where she realized her passion for dentistry. Dr. Bobbio attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and graduated in 2010. While at VCU, she served as Community Service Chair and participated in nine Mission of Mercy projects, giving back to underserved areas in the state of Virginia.
Upon graduation, Dr. Bobbio completed a one-year general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Baltimore, MD. During her residency, she gained advanced training in all facets of general dentistry, including the treatment of medically compromised patients and the placement and restoration of dental implants.
Dr. Bobbio is dedicated to continuing her education. She has served as a delegate, editor, continuing education chair, vice president and currently president-elect of the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry. In June of 2017, Dr. Bobbio received her Fellowship Award with the AGD by completing over five hundred hours of continuing education and passing the Fellowship exam. She is also an active member of the Spear Dental Education Study Club, which meets with other local general practitioners and specialists to advance their comprehensive treatment planning.
Dr. Bobbio has been providing comprehensive dental care at Vienna Smiles since 2012. She adores her patients and loves connecting with them to better serve their needs.
When not in the office, you can find Dr. Bobbio spending time with her husband Ryan and chasing her four-year-old, Gabriella and two-year-old, Gavin. She also enjoys traveling, exploring Virginia wineries and taking classes at Orange Theory.
Dr. Robert DiValentin
After practicing dentistry for 44 years it was time to sell my practice.However, I still enjoyed the connection with my patients and was not ready to retire. It was my great fortune to meet Dr. Barakat and we began the transition of my practice to his.
The most special moment for me is the day I married my wife, Marybeth. Together we have shared our four children and thirteen grandchildren with another on the way.
One of the hobbies I greatly enjoy is fly fishing. My son, Michael, and I have been able to fish many streams together enjoying the beauty and serenity they have to offer.
Dr. Patricia Solarte
Dr. Patricia Solarte has worked as a dentist since 2002, she enjoys helping patients smile confidently after completing treatment and values the relationships she develops with her patients and their families.
Dr. Solarte completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and earned her Master of Dental Science with an orthodontic specialization from Columbia University.
Outside of work, Dr. Solarte enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Joy Salumbides
Dr. Joy Salumbides grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the School of Dentistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Salumbides furthered her dental education and completed a one year General Practice Residency in York Hospital, south central Pennsylvania. Her advanced training focused on comprehensive and holistic treatment of patients of all ages, complex restorative dentistry, and emergency dentistry. There she gained an interest in treating children and special needs patients.
Dr. Salumbides enjoys family and cosmetic dentistry and values patient education and prevention in order to maintain good oral health. She believes dentistry is a service for others and actively volunteers at the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic and various Mission of Mercy Dental Projects throughout Virginia.
Living in Northern VA, Dr. Salumbides embraces the culture, food, and the arts the area has to offer. She and her husband share a growing bucket list for travel and the hottest new restaurants in DC to try. She looks forward to time at the gym and treasures photography. ìMy favorite subjects to shoot are my family and friends, and I carry the philosophy with me to treat all patients as if they were family.
Dr. Hazim Sadeddin
Dr. Sadeddin graduated from dental school in 2003. He then completed two years of postdoctoral training – one year at General Practice (GPR) in St. Mary’s Hospital in Connecticut followed by a second year at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, North Caroline.
In 2008, Dr. Sadeddin completed the Medical College of Georgia AAID MAXI-COURSE in Implant Dentistry. The Maxi-Course is amongst the most respected and comprehensive training programs in implant dentistry. Offered in university settings throughout the US and internationally, the course presenters include renowned university faculty, world-class clinicians, and the country’s top authorities in implant dentistry.
In early 2013, Dr. Sadeddin passed all the requirements to become an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and received his credentialing in October of 2013. Dr. Sadeddin has treated patients using Invisalign for the past 5 years and has been named an Invisalign Preferred Provider.
Dr. Sadeddin’s main priorities are his patients, and providing excellent, quality dental care is central to his work philosophy. Attending a range of advanced continuing education courses has provided him with the necessary skills and knowledge to positively impact his patient’s dental health and appearance. His passion and commitment to dentistry, along with his advanced technical skills, enable him to offer aesthetically pleasing and efficient dental care while always keeping his patients’ comfort in mind.
Dr. Mielad Abady
Dr. Mielad Abady, DDS is a general dentist that takes great pride in providing state-of-the-art comprehensive dental care to his patients. Dr. Abady is a Virginia native who graduated with honors from George Mason University with a bachelors in Biology.
Soon after, he began his journey at Howard University College of Dentistry where he graduated in the top 3%% of his graduating class. He was a recipient of multiple awards during his time in dental school which reflects his dedication to the dental field.
Upon graduation he completed a one-year general practice residency and oral surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai in James J. Peters VA Hospital Centers. He received extensive training in the areas of implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, periodontal surgery, and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Ashley Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Florida and received her Bachelors Degree in Microbiology in 1989. She later graduated from the Medical College of Virginia Dental School in 1993.
Dr. Nguyen went on to complete her residency training in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Louisville Dental School. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Nguyen enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband, Tom, and their three daughters, Megan, Sarah and Emma.
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