Reza Salmassian, DDS, MSD
Dr. Salmassian or “Dr. Sal” as he is commonly called, was born in Iran and grew up in France. He moved with his family to the United States at the age of 14 to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an orthodontist. He attended Arizona State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors. He went on to pursue his dental training at the University of California, San Francisco, one of the top ranked dental schools in the country, and after graduating near the top of his dental school class, he went on to specialty training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He then obtained an Orthodontic Certificate and a Master’s of Science at the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Salmassian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is an honor that is given to less than 25% of practicing orthodontists in the U.S. and along with Dr. Gire the only Board Certified Orthodontist team in Ladera Ranch.
He is an active member in the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Board of Orthodontics, the California Orthodontic Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Dr. Salmassian has published multiple articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Orthopedics and prides himself on staying current with the latest in the field of orthodontics.
Dr. Salmassian currently practices in our Ladera Ranch office and his Valencia practice. He has started and subsequently managed the orthodontic division of more than a dozen dental offices in the past decade. Recently, the American Research Council chose Dr. Salmassian as one of America’s Top Orthodontists.
He has extensive knowledge of every aspect of orthodontic care and is proficient at treating a wide variety of cases. He is a Premier Provider for Invisalign and offers cosmetic alternatives to conventional braces.
Dr. Salmassian is an avid soccer player and die hard soccer fan. If he is not in his office, he is probably on a soccer field somewhere! He enjoys riding motorcycles, traveling, and spending relaxing quality time with his family and friends.
American Association of Orthodontists® (AAO)
American Dental Association (ADA)
American Board of Orthodontics® (ABO)
World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
California Association of Orthodontists (CAO)
California Dental Association® (CDA)