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Implantology & Oral Surgery

A different kind of surgical practice

Because needing surgery can feel stressful,

but the experience doesn't have to be.

Meet Dr. Saltman

About Zach Saltman, DMD


Dr. Saltman is a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon trained locally at the highly-competitive Medstar Washington Hospital Center residency program in Washington, D.C., serving as Chief Resident in his final year. This program is nationally recognized for its unique and intense training in dental implantology, in addition to offering premier full-scope training in oral & maxillofacial surgery.

After residency, Dr. Saltman helped build The Center for Oral Surgery & Implantology, serving the greater Boston area, and quickly earning distinction as a Boston Magazine “top Oral Surgeon” within his first year in the area.

Dr. Saltman brings his comprehensive and cutting-edge implant training and experience back to the DC community he knows and loves most, along with the compassion, patience, and finesse for which he came to be known throughout his training and career.

Dr. Saltman grew up in St. Louis, MO, and brings his Midwestern kindness and candor to work every day. He attended the University of Pennsylvania to complete his undergraduate degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry. During his time at Temple, he conducted and presented award-winning scientific research, received the Howard Carson, DMD Award for Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society. In addition to his academic achievements, his experience in amateur comedy and screenwriting is evident from his sense of humor and fun-loving spirit.

Education and Training

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences,

B.A., Biology.

Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry,

D.M.D., summa cum laude.

Georgetown/Medstar Washington Hospital Center,

Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chief Resident.

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Diplomate.

Hospital Privileges

Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC


Oral Cancer: Evaluation, Therapy, and Rehabilitation, Thieme 2020 (textbook co-author)

"Improved Performance with Standardization of Surgical Teams," The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2010 (co-author)


Top Oral Surgeon, Washingtonian Magazine, 2023.
Top Oral Surgeon, Boston Magazine, 2020.

Howard Carson, DMD Award for Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2015.

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society, 2015.

Teaching Appointments

American Institute of Implant Dentistry, Washington, DC (Maxillofacial Surgeon In-Residence)

ADA CERP-Recognized Provider and Lecturer

Georgetown/Medstar Washington Hospital Center

(Part-time Attending Surgeon)


Practice Philosophy

Dr. Saltman empowers patients to make informed decisions about treatment plans by prioritizing transparency and education. He prides himself on using advanced techniques and biotechnology to achieve optimal aesthetic and functional results via the least invasive methods available and in a fraction of the treatment time, so you can get back to your life with the smile you deserve.

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We are a diverse team dedicated to providing expert care in a comfortable space for people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Practice Philosophy

We are fully streamlined and digital!

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Use the above button to access your patient portal and save time:

  • Upload your referral and x-rays from another doctor

  • Upload your medical and dental insurance cards

  • Fill out your required forms from home

  • Access your treatment plan and receipts

  • View a helpful parking map and guide of the DuPont Circle area

If you do not fill out your forms online in advance, please arrive at least 15 minutes early, and we will provide a tablet for you to complete them in the waiting room.

Patient Feedback

Thank you for being incredibly caring and professional.


Dr. Saltman evaluated my dental problem in a very professional way, and made sure to see me as soon as possible.


Very friendly and super professional.


Your patients in Washington are lucky to be in such amazing hands!


Dr. Saltman is the absolute best! 12/10 would recommend.


Professional Affiliations

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday:  closed

Contact Info



1426 21st Street NW, Second Floor

Washington, DC 20036

1363 Beverly Road, Suite 250

McLean, VA 22101

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