Dr. Rashelle Salaita grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia where she realized the importance of a healthy smile at a young age from her uncle who is a dentist. She became interested in orthodontics after having braces herself which improved her self-confidence by allowing her to take pride in her smile.
Dr. Salaita is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the American Association of Orthodontics, and is also a member of the Central Ohio division of the Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Salaita received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University in 2011, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her many awards and scholarships include: Omicron Kappa Epsilon for the highest GPA in the sciences, the Dr. J. Matthews Mathias Scholarship for extraordinary patient care, and the Quintessence Book Award for outstanding contributions in the field of research. She also completed a one-year internship in the Orthodontic Department at The Ohio State University and a three-year residency program in orthodontics at The Ohio State University, receiving her Masters of Science Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics in 2015.
Dr. Salaita loves getting to know her patients, establishing relationships with them and transforming their smiles! She feels honored to be a part of their smile journey and believes being an orthodontist is the most rewarding career! Her philosophy is to treat her patients as she would her own family. She is married to her husband, Louai, who is a prosthodontist in Johnstown, Ohio. They have a daughter, Evelyn, two sons, Victor and Zane, and a miniature Goldendoodle, Parker. As a family, they are so happy to call Westerville home and enjoy being out and about at the parks, shops and restaurants.
In this practice, Dr. Salaita enjoyed three wonderful years of mentorship working alongside and learning from Dr. Steven Emrich. She looks forward to continuing his legacy of over 30 years of exceptional orthodontic service to Westerville and the surrounding communities. Dr. Emrich is no longer actively seeing patients, but he remains an integral part of our team.