Our TMJ & Sleep Specialist – Aspen Hill, MD

Get to Know Dr. Sheetal Solanki

Aspen Hill Maryland dentist Doctor Sheetal Solanki

Originating from Newark, DE, Dr. Solanki brings well over two decades of experience in the dental field to our patients, ensuring that they can undergo the personalized, comfortable, and effective care they’re hoping for. For her, the best part of her job is helping her patients maintain their oral health and improve their overall quality of life. Whether you’re struggling with a TMJ disorder or are having trouble sleeping, she has the skills and expertise to help develop a plan so that you can return to enjoying better rest and a healthy smile. Read on to learn more about her background and education prior to visiting our office.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

When Dr. Solanki was in middle school, she had to undergo orthodontic treatment to fix her smile and bite. During this time, she grew fascinated by the mechanics of moving teeth to gradually create a more beautiful smile. Her orthodontist was finally the one to encourage her to pursue a career in the wonderful field of dentistry, and the rest is history!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After graduating from John Dickinson High School, Dr. Solanki went to Fairleigh Dickinson University for her undergraduate degree. Afterward, she moved to study at New York University College of Dentistry for her dental doctorate and then completed her one-year residency at Temple University in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

Dr. Solanki has also undertaken a one-year maxi course in implantology and remains dedicated to furthering her expertise every year through continuing education, that way she can provide the highest quality of care for her patients. She is an active and proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) which allows her to stay up to date with the latest advances in the field.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

At home, Dr. Solanki spends much of her time with her husband, who is a pharmacist in the US Public Health Service, as well as their son and daughter. Aside from maintaining and improving people’s smiles and oral health, she also enjoys hobbies like hiking, cooking, pickleball, tennis, and traveling to new places whenever the opportunity arises. One fun fact about her: she once bungee jumped off Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe!