Meet Dr. Salem

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Karim Salem, D.M.D.

My interest in Orthodontics initiated when I was a teenager, as I was a patient of my father who was my Orthodontist. My Orthodontic treatment started with head-gear appliance and eventually braces. I do not remember complaining about it, but I was not sure it was going to fix my teeth, until I saw and compared the initial pictures taken at the beginning of my treatment, to the results at the end. I was fascinated by the results, and so grateful that my teeth looked nice, aligned, and no more overbite. I take pride in making that change in people's smiles and self-esteems. I like educating my patients, and most importantly making the whole process fun and comfortable.

Educational Background

Dr. Salem attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine for his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry "DMD" , and Obtained his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

He joined Boston University Dental Health center in 2009, His education and experience at Tufts and Boston Universities have provided him with an extensive fundamental basis for orthodontic diagnosis and care. Having successfully diagnosed and treated patients using different orthodontic mechanics including temporary anchorage devices (mini implants TADs), Invisalign (Preferred Provider), and different types of clear and metal braces, has further enhanced my knowledge and clinical skills within the field of orthodontics. By attending continuing education courses and Conferences, he continues to learn and stay up to date with the newest technologies and methods in Orthodontics to reach the utmost level of care and effectiveness.

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Dr. Salem enjoys getting together with friends and family; explore new restaurants in the Back Bay, south end, especially his favorite spot the water front area. He enjoys playing basketball and exercising at the BU Gym, and he is a big Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics fan, he also enjoys running along The Charles River, in his free time enjoys playing Spanish guitar.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association »
  • Massachusetts Dental Society »
  • American Association of Orthodontists »
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists »
  • Tufts Association of Orthodontists »