Meet Dr. Louai Salaita
Dr. Louai Salaita joined the Elements Dental team in 2017 as the first prosthodontist in Johnstown, Ohio. This makes Elements Dental one of the few practices in central Ohio with a prosthodontist on staff. A prosthodontist is a dentist who undergoes an additional three years of specialized training after dental school, focusing on the customized restoration and replacement of teeth.
Following dental school, Dr. Salaita completed his specialty training in prosthodontics at The Ohio State University, where he trained with internationally renowned dentists Dr. Wayne Campagni and Dr. Edwin McGlumphy. Dr. Salaita had the honor of being named Chief Resident in his third year of training.
After graduation Dr. Salaita was the director of the denture clinic, crown and bridge clinic, as well as the implant clinic at Ohio State University School of Dentistry before transitioning full time to private practice. He has extensive experience and has successfully completed thousands of crown and bridge, denture, and implant procedures. His experience and knowledge placing and restoring dental implants has made him a sought out speaker to dentists and dental specialists, and he has lectured around the nation.
Dr. Salaita's research in dental implants has been published in prestigious journals, including the world's most read journal in prosthodontics, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Clinically, Dr. Salaita's passions include cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, implant dentures and smile makeovers. As a self-admitted dental-phobe, his philosophy has always been to create personalized treatment plans that fit the specific needs of each patient in the most gentle and caring way possible. Dr. Salaita lives in Westerville with his wife Dr. Rashelle Salaita, an orthodontist practicing in Westerville, as well as his daughter Evelyn and son Victor.