Drs. Chris Lee, Cindy Weideman, Jeff Sue, Rich Knight, Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry
Our doctors and staff work together as “family” team members with one goal in mind – to make every child’s dental experience positive and enjoyable. Child psychology is a common second degree in addition to their Doctor of Dental Surgery and Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry or Specialist in Orthodontics degrees. Understanding the child patient is critical to successfully treating their dental conditions as well as making their office experience enjoyable and rewarding. We’re parents ourselves and we’re specialists in helping kids smile.
Dr. R. Christian Solem, DMD, MS
R. Christian Solem, DMD, MS is committed to helping and empowering others through oral health, Dr. Solem began his career in dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, graduating cum laude. He completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
During dental school, Dr. Solem pursued an elective four-month dental externship at Boston Healthcare to rehabilitate homeless patients recovering from substance abuse and mental illness. He also trained in the pediatric dentistry clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he treated children with special needs and illnesses. Motivated by this work, he pursued an orthodontic residency training at the University of California, San Francisco.
In 2013, Dr. Solem practiced for a year as a craniofacial orthodontist at Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. He treated children with rare diseases and developmental anomalies, including cleft lip and palate. This work was done in close collaboration with other medical disciplines (plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, speech pathology, and audiology) to provide complex orthodontic treatment to all age-ranges of children. He also served on the pediatric craniofacial team at UCSF and taught as a clinical instructor in the graduate residency program. Recently he has worked as an orthodontic specialist at the Kaiser Permanente hospital in Portland, OR.
Dr. Solem and his two brothers grew up within biking distance to the Pacific Ocean in Southern
California, where he spent most of his free time in the water and at the beach. He loves spending time
outdoors and looks forward to calling sunny Sacramento home.
Dr. Chris Lee Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
Christopher S. Lee, DDS (Dr. Chris), received his Bachelors of Science degree in Developmental and Cell Biology from the University of California at Irvine. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Upon completion of dental school, he moved across the country to Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut where he completed his Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry for Children. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and in 2015 became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Chris and his wife now call Granite Bay their home. His biggest passions in life are building relationships with family and friends by making the laugh. His hobbies include playing basketball, fishing, and playing video games. You may find him around the office singing to the latest Disney songs.
Dr. Rich Knight Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
Richard B. Knight, DDS (Dr. Rich), graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Sonoma State University. In 2002, he graduated at the top of his class from the University of California San Francisco with a Degree in Dental Surgery. Realizing his true calling to work with kids, he then went on to complete a three year residency program to become a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry in 2005. During this time, he received a Master’s Degree in Oral-facial Sciences. Even now, Dr. Rich is committed to staying current on new research and products to assure that his patients receive the best and safest treatment available.
It is the goal of Dr. Rich to make every dental experience fun and rewarding. As a father of three, he understands that children are individuals with unique needs and views on the world around them. He is able to utilize their natural curiosity to teach them about the important of good oral health.
Dr. Rich’s interests include camping, hiking, bike rides, and family BBQs.
Dr. Tommy Clements General Dentist, Practice Limited to Pediatrics
Thomas M. Clements, DDS (Dr. Tommy), lived in Sacramento since he was seven years old, and graduated from Florin High School. He completed a Bachelors in Science degree at Brigham Young University, after which he spent two years as a missionary in Brazil where he became fluent in Portuguese. He graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2008. Having traveled abroad to places like Italy, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, and Peru, he brings an appreciation for the cultures of the world and of our city.
After visiting our practice as a volunteer providing dental care for underprivileged children, Dr. Tommy realized how much he enjoyed working with our team. He joined us in 2010.
Dr. Tommy is an avid gardener and can be found planting an exotic breed of tomatoes in his backyard garden. He’s an excellent vocalist and even had an audition with American Idol. What he enjoys most is spending time with his wife and their two children.
Dr. Andrea Sosa
Andrea A. Sosa, DDS (Dr. Andrea), received her Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of California, Davis. She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco.
Dr. Andrea enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. In her spare time, she likes to relax through cooking and practicing yoga.
Her favorite thing about being part of Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is her love for our patients. She feels no matter what age, each child is exceptional, and she enjoys discovering their delightful personalities. Seeing them grow and helping them develop good oral health is one of her greatest rewards.