A cosmetic dentist with nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Sid Solomon is also the founder of the Center for Cosmetic, Implant and Neuromuscular Dentistry and serves in a variety of other professional roles within the medical industry that include educator, inventor and consultant. The doctor has enjoyed a unique career in the dental field and has contributed a great deal to advancing the level of care patients receive when seeking relief from any number of dental issues.
As an educator, Dr. Solomon founded the Facial Academy of Cosmetics and Esthetics along with an educational program called “You and the World of Medicine – Dental Division,” with both endeavors aimed at sharing the doctor’s unique insights into the field of dentistry. Dr. Solomon clearly values education, which is why he has consistently pursued continuing education opportunities and has completed advanced coursework focusing on subjects ranging from full mouth reconstruction to neuromuscular coronoplasty.
As the founder of Unitox, Dr. Solomon is the inventor of a syringe specifically created for use in BOTOX procedures, providing doctors with an easy-to-use and highly accurate tool for administering BOTOX. Dr. Solomon’s status as an innovator in his field has made him highly sought after for speaking engagements and guest lectures, and he has previous experience serving as an associate clinical professor at UCLA.
Dr. Solomon holds degrees from both UCLA and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, and he is a member of the Western Los Angeles Dental Society, the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. While Dr. Solomon’s extensive professional accomplishments provide him with a tremendous sense of pride, he has always derived the greatest amount of joy from the time he is able to spend with his wife and their four children. Throughout a lengthy and successful career, Dr. Solomon has always been quick to express his gratitude for the support provided by his loving family.
1. What was your best/favorite subject in school?
I’ve always been fascinated with every aspect of world history and did quite well in the history courses I took throughout my academic career. In high school, however, I was often asked to hold my questions for after class since my history teachers found it difficult to get through each lesson when my hand kept shooting up into the air.
2. What was your first job?
I held the typical jobs a high school student is qualified for before I enrolled at UCLA, but my first real job was at the dental practice I founded after I completed my doctorate at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.
3. Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
I earned my doctorate at the University of the Pacific and then went through the licensing process necessary to begin practicing. With my degree and professional certifications, I was able to open my practice and eventually began teaching, consulting and even inventing.
4. How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
I would say that my education was most important in terms of preparing for my current work. I took several business courses as an undergraduate at UCLA and studied under some wonderful clinical professors while at the University of the Pacific.
5. Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
I am incredibly fortunate that each day seems to consistently be better than the last. As a teacher and consultant I get the opportunity to share my experience and expertise with others just beginning their career in dentistry, and every day at my practice I am able to help patients who are dealing with sensitive dental issues. It has been a very rewarding career.
6. How do you keep yourself motivated?
My family. My wife and our four children are all the motivation I will ever need.
7. What kind of business ideas excite you most?
As someone who is always looking for ways to innovate, I tend to be most fascinated by any new idea or concept that can improve the way dentists care for patients.
8. Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
No, but we recently began working with a social media marketing specialist who has shared some interesting ideas for promoting the business.
9. What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that I have consistently strived to provide nothing but the best level of care to each and every patient who walks into my practice.
10. What wisdom you would have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
It took me a few years to realize the importance of continuing education, so I would have told myself not to hesitate any time there was an educational opportunity available.