Our Board Certified Oral Surgeons have been listed as "Top Oral Surgeons" in numerous Washingtonian Magazine Best Dentists Article

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest quality, most up-to-date, and affordable oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures in a friendly, patient oriented state-of-the-art office.  We are well qualified to provide the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery (extraction of impacted wisdom teeth, surgical dental implant placement, adjunctive bone grafting procedures, corrective and traumatic jaw surgery, IV sedation/general anesthesia, etc), but have a particular interest is the surgical aspect of implant dentistry, which includes but not limited to surgical implant placement, bone grafting, sinus lift, soft tissue management/grafting, and aesthetic optimization.

As a result, we are continually updating our office.  We have converted to electronic/digital charting which prevents your chart from ever "getting lost".  We have the latest in digital x-ray technology which includes a 3-D Cone Beam CT scanner.  This allows us to perform "virtual" implant surgery prior to performing the actual surgery in your mouth.

Jay S. Nokkeo, DMD

Dr. Nokkeo started in dentistry as a dental assistant during his undergraduate years at Rutgers University. From there he went on to complete dental school at Temple University. He did his residency for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, where he is now on the attending staff. He is also an attending staff member at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Nokkeo serves on several Dental Committees within the Maryland State Dental Association, Southern Maryland Dental Society, and Maryland Dental Society of Anesthsiology. He has been officers in multiple organizations including past President of the Maryland component of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.


J. Thomas Soliday, DDS

Dr. Soliday started his dental career at the University of Maryland where he received his dental degree. He continued his training to become an Oral Surgeon at a combined program which comprised University of Pennsylviania and Episcopal Hospitals.

Dr. Soliday enjoys being involved in political side of dentistry and has held several offices. Some of these include President of the Maryland State Dental Association, President of the Maryland Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and currently Speaker of the House of the American Dental Association.

He is currently a senior attending staff at the Washington Hospital Center. He has been a past Board Examiner of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


Ziad A. Ali DMD, MD

Dr. Ziad Ali received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where he completed his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Realizing his strong interest in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he received his medical degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Texas at Houston.

Dr. Ziad Ali has strong interests in the fields of Dental Implants, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Corrective Jaw Surgery, and Head and Neck Pathology/Reconstruction. He is on staff and teaches at the Washington Hospital Center, where he teaches the residents in training and also runs the Sleep Apnea Clinic for patients who need alternatives to the CPAP machine.

Dr. Ziad Ali is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a member of multiple dental and medical organizations. He serves as President of the Washington Metro Implant Club. Dr. Ali's unique education and experience has led to frequent guest speaking engagements around the DC metro area.

Dr. Ziad Ali has been married to his lovely wife Nadia, who is an Emergency Room physician for 3 years. They both enjoy traveling, hiking, scuba diving, and staying active.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a dentist with advanced surgical education which now requires at least four years of additional hospital training following completion of college and dental school. These credentials qualify the surgeon as a specialist in the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, deformities, defects and cosmetic aspects of the mouth, face and jaws. The Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon has also received special training that prepares him or her to provide treatment to you using local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Once the doctor completes training, he or she is then qualified to take the rigorous written and oral examinations of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to attain certification.

Essentially, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a doctor who has specialized, extensive training in dentistry, medicine and surgery and limits his or her practice to the diagnosis, surgery and other treatments of the mouth, face and jaws.

Initial Consultation

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
A list of medications you are presently taking
If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will need an adult to drive you home.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)


If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.

Scheduling Information

We are open Monday - Thursday from 8am until 5pm, and Friday from 8 am until 4 pm. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.

We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that our practice provides surgical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Other reasons why you should choose us:

  • Emergency appointments
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Financing available

Our Office Hours

  • Sunday closed - closed
  • Monday 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday 8am - 5pm
  • Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday closed - closed

One Bank St, Suite 240 

Gaithersburg, MD 20878



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FAX: 301-948-7306

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October 2017