Meet Our Team

Dr Rashelle D. SalaitaRashelle D. Salaita, DDS, MS

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.

She 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 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 loves getting to know her patients, establishing relationships with them and transforming their smiles! She is married to her husband, Louai, who is a prosthodontist in Johnstown, Ohio. They have a daughter, Evelyn, a son, Victor, 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. 

Dr Salaita family photo

Our Staff

Dr Salaita and team

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience treating patients with the highest level of care. We also stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advancements by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Linda H - Treatment Coordinator

Linda H.

Treatment Coordinator

Appointment Coordinator - Ruth


Appointment Coordinator

Jessica - Lab Technician


Lab Technician

Heather - Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)


Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Jennifer - Orthodontic Assistant


​Orthodontic Assistant

Linda P - Orthodontic Assistant

Linda P.

Orthodontic Assistant

Rhonda -Orthodontic Assistant


Orthodontic Assistant

Sherie - Orthodontic Assistant


Orthodontic Assistant