Dr. Soltanian attended the University of Houston as an undergraduate with concentrations in biology, chemistry, and mathematical sciences. In 1991 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry and received his degree in 1996. After graduating, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his first practice in 1997. Since then Dr. Soltanian has opened two additional offices located in Richmond and North Chesterfield. 

Currently, Dr. Soltanian is a faculty member at VCU School of Dentistry where he teaches general practice dentistry.  He continues to further his own education.  Dr. Soltanian attends classes offered at the Medical College of Georgia.  To date he has received certificates in orthodontics, implantology, as well as sedation dentistry.