Our Dental Team

Dr. Joseph Marvizi, DDS

Dr. Marvizi has been in the dental private practice sector for close to 30 years! He thrives on making strong connections with his patients, and he gets pleasure watching families mature through their dental care.

Dr. Marvizi received his BA from UC Berkeley in Physiology/Anatomy. He went on to the University of the Pacific to receive his DDS, and he graduated from the Misch Implant Institute. Aside from these accomplishments, Dr. Marvizi contributed to advanced occlusion research from Frank Spear at the Seattle Institute and from Terry Tanaka and the Dawson Institute team.

But that’s not all! Dr. Marvizi continues to learn cutting-edge techniques in the dental field, delivering the highest quality care to his patients.

He stays active in the dental community as an associate fellow of the Misch Implant Institute, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He truly wants to offer his patients an easy experience at the dentist with maximum results.

Dr. Marvizi has been awarded the advanced status of Board Certified Diplomate by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) for his outstanding work and expertise in the field of dental implant surgery and restoration.

Dental Implant Dentist

Dr. Rafik Habashi Soliman

I take a personal approach in building an honest and empathetic relationship with each of my patients with the goal of delivering a pleasant dental experience. Every day, I strive to provide the best possible treatment for each patient.

Staying current with my field through my work, I am able to blend my passions of dental art, sciences, and complex and comprehensive dentistry with opportunities to build relationships and provide a high level of care for my patients. I take pride in listening to their individual needs by giving them the time and respect they deserve.

When I’m not practicing dentistry, I have a great interest in music, dancing, traveling, spending time on the beach, reading, and socializing.

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Dr. Joana Motiu

Dr. Joana Motiu has 23+ plus years of experience including her own dental practice that
she managed for 19 years in the San Andreas area. She has recently relocated to
Bakersfield where her husband, also a Dr. Motiu, practices OBGyn at Kern Medical

Dr. Motiu earned her dental degree in 1998 from Northwestern University in Chicago IL
and completed a certificate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the
University of Pittsburgh PA in 1999. Her training and experience combined with her
compassionate nature make her a perfect fit for Apollonia Dental.
Dr. Motiu speaks English, French Romanian and Spanish, enjoys crafting, reading,
traveling and has two adult sons whom she is very proud of.

We are pleased to add Dr. Motiu to our team and to share her talent with our valued
patients. She is ready to consult with you regarding all aspects of dentistry and offer her
experience in creating a custom treatment plan just for you.
When you call to schedule your visit just ask for “Dr. Joana” as she is fondly known by.

Dr. Motiu Bakersfield Dentist

Dr. Deborah Loh - Orthodontist

I enjoy educating my patients so they are aware of what is happening throughout their orthodontic treatment. I care about my patients well-being and strive to ensure that their experience is pleasant. Based on your concerns, I will develop individualized treatment plans specific to you or your child’s needs. I look forward to developing a lasting, positive relationship as your orthodontist.

Professional Associations
American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association

G. Donald Montgomery Excellence in Dentistry Award, Lewis E. Ford Memorial Award for professionalism and integrity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society chapter award, Carl E. Rieder/Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry Endowed Scholarship, USC Friends of Dentistry Scholarship

Dr. Loh Orthodontist Bakersfield

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