To provide exceptional orthodontic care with compassion, integrity and enthusiasm in a warm, friendly environment. To strive to utilize the latest state-of-the-art equipment, supplies and techniques, enabling us to tailor treatment to meet patients’ individual needs for the best results. We are committed to ensuring that our patients have an unmatched orthodontic experience and leave our office smiling with confidence!
American Board of OrthodonticsBoard Certifications
Founded in 1929 by seven members, the American Board of Orthodontics, also known as the ABO, was the first specialty board created in the field of dentistry. As the global leader in orthodontic board certification, the ABO’s vision is to set the standards of care for excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
The ABO’s mission is to elevate the quality of orthodontic care for the public by promoting excellence through certification, education and professional collaboration. This mission is achieved by recognizing the core values:
Value People Fiscal responsibility Integrity and excellence Respect Service above self Trust and teamwork
Your Trust is Important to UsHow to Become Board Certified by the ABO
Orthodontic specialists, like Dr. Rashelle Salaita, have earned their dentistry degree and completed an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two academic years in the specialty of orthodontics. To attain board certification, the orthodontist must pass a series of difficult, thorough written and oral examinations. They must also submit case studies of patients they’ve successfully treated. The entire certification process can take anywhere from 5 to 10 years. Once this level of recognition is achieved, board certified orthodontists must be recertified every 10 years to maintain their status.
Our Commitment to PatientsWhat it Means to be Board Certified by the ABO
Dr. Salaita is board certified, also known as being a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is a distinction that less than 50% of all American orthodontists achieve. By choosing to undergo rigorous evaluation by her peers, Dr. Salaita has proven her commitment to ongoing education and evolving proficiency in the field of orthodontics. View an info graphic by clicking the button below.
We’re not your typical orthodontics team. At Salaita Orthodontics, we are passionate about getting our patients excited about their visits with us. It’s essential for patients to participate in their treatment to make it a success, and our compassionate staff helps make it happen.