Dr. Salem

Board Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

I have always found great pleasure in helping others achieve their goals in life by giving them a beautiful smile. I value the opportunity and the trust my patients are giving me to help them make this life changing experience. I like treating my patients like family and I feel honored they selected me to be their orthodontist. I enjoy treating both children and adults with metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the pleasure I bring to my patients after finishing braces.

Every year I attend many courses and conferences to stay up to date with the latest orthodontic innovations and techniques. As a board certified orthodontist, I feel it’s my duty to be involved in the research and continuing education that allows me to provide the best treatment options available to my patients.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS Degree from University of Jordan and later worked as a teaching and research assistant.
  • Residency in Orthodontics from the University of Illinios at Chicago (UIC) where he graduated with a Certificate of Orthodontics and a Masters of Science degree in Oral Sciences.
  • Dr Salem is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), the highest Certification in the specialty of Orthodontics.
  • In addition to Patient’s care, Dr Salem is active in clinical research in the University of illinois at chicago (UIC). His research interest is in three-dimensional (3D) cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). He has a publication with the title “Implementation of ultra-low-dose CBCT for routine 2D orthodontic diagnostic radiographs: Cephalometric landmark identification and image quality assessment” that was published in one of the leading Orthodontic Journals in December 2015.

Professional Membership

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HEALTH UPDATE

Here at Confident Smiles, we practice all CDC and OSHA standards of infection control on a daily basis, even prior to this virus. We treat everything to the highest standards for our patient’s and employee’s safety. 

We are able to see ALL patients at this time. 

We clean everything with hospital level disinfectants as part of our standard protocol and we sterilize all of our instruments. The handwashing protocol advised by the CDC is routine for us. We feel safe enough to continue to stay open and care for our patients since we always practice disease prevention as advised by OSHA and the CDC. As per our standard policy, sick patients will NOT be seen to protect all involved in their dental care. 

We have added the following precautions to our daily protocol

  • Patient phone screening questions about current symptoms illness and/or recent travel
  • Usage of hand sanitizer for every patient who enters the office
  • Daily employee screening questions about current symptoms of illness 

To learn more about the steps you can take to prevent being exposed, please visit www.cdc.org