Suliman Orthodontics is a Stockton based family orthodontist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality orthodontic care and do so using state-of-the art orthodontic equipment.

As a local orthodontist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Drs. Suliman and Benninger and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 209-732-1122 and experience why our patients think Suliman Orthodontics is the best orthodontist in Stockton.

Meet Our Doctors


Meet Dr. Sam Suliman

Dr. Sam Suliman is a native of Stockton. He completed his Associate Degree at San Joaquin Delta College.Through his hard work, effort, and unconditional love and service to the Stockton community, he was awarded the Community Involvement Program (CIP) full ride scholarship to the University of the Pacific (Go Tigers!). This once in a life time opportunity fueled Dr. Suliman’s ambition and in 2003 he received his Bachelors degree in Chemistry-Biology.

Dr. Suliman's career was just beginning. The year following his graduation from college, he was accepted to the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2007. Dr. Suliman took his love for service to another level and commissioned into the United States Navy. He practiced dentistry for several years as a Navy dentist and he had the honor and privilege of serving with a Marine unit in Japan. He then returned home to complete his orthodontic residency training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He received his Masters of Dental Science degree and a certificate in the specialty of Orthodontics.

Dr. Suliman continues to serve as a Navy reserve dentist. The decision to return home and serve the Stockton community first as a citizen and second as an orthodontist was rather simple. Dr. Suliman is happily married to his beautiful wife Suzanne. They are blessed with a beautiful daughter named Layalina. In his spare time, Dr. Suliman enjoys spending time with family, skiing, travelling, and playing the mandolin.

Dr. Suliman welcomes you to his private practice of orthodontics and he looks forward to bringing beautiful smiles to the very community that shone a smile on his life and career.

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Meet Dr. Bruce Benninger

Dr. Bruce Benninger was born and raised in Oroville, California. He received his Bachelors degree from the prestigious Stanford University and his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He was commissioned into the United States Air Force and served a 2 year tour as an Air Force dentist. Following his military service, Dr. Benninger continued his graduate studies in orthodontics and received his orthodontic certification from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Benninger devoted his career to the exclusive practice of orthodontics and has served and lived in Stockton since 1967.

He was one of the first orthodontists to practice in the Stockton community and has treated several generations of patients. Dr. Benninger has made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of patients. One in particular (Suzanne Diab) is returning to join his practice as a new staff member. Dr. Benninger’s mission to serve the orthodontic needs of the Stockton community will continue for years to come through his collaboration and association with his new friend and associate, Dr. Sam Suliman.

Meet Our Team



Alyce Benninger was born in San Francisco and was raised in Santa Rosa, California. She moved to Lodi in 1958 and graduated from Lodi High School in 1961. She has devoted her life and career to Benninger Orthodontics and has worked with Dr. Benninger since 1967. Alyce has been the heart and soul of this practice and has been instrumental in helping Dr. Benninger deliver beautiful smiles to Stockton and the surrounding communities for over 45 years.


Mary was born in Linden, California and graduated from St. Mary’s High school (Go RAMS). Similar to Alyce, Mary has also devoted her life and career to the Stockton community and has helped Dr. Benninger deliver wonderful smiles since 1978. Mary is an extremely caring individual and loves to educate our patients on the importance of oral health and the impact orthodontics has on oral health.


Suzanne was born in Manteca, California and graduated from Bear Creek High School (Go Bruins). She received her AA degree from San Joaquin Delta College and continued her studies in business and design at Sacramento State University. Suzanne began working with her father, a Stockton entrepreneur, when she was 16 years old. She managed several of his local restaurants and has learned some very valuable business skills. She is a caring individual and will be an integral part of your treatment team at Suliman Orthodontics.