Meet the Doctors

Dr. Rashelle D. Salaita, D.D.S., M.S.

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 WVU in 2011 graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her many Awards and Scholarships include: Omicron Kappa Epsilon for the highest GPA in science, the Dr. J Matthews Mathias scholarship for extraordinary patient care and the Quintessence Book Award for outstanding contributions in the field of research. She has also completed a 1 year internship in the Orthodontic Department at the Ohio State University and a 3 year residency program in orthodontics at 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 Powell, Ohio. Some of her hobbies include exercising, traveling, cooking, watching football and playing with her new puppy, Parker, who is a miniature golden doodle.


Dr. Steven C. Emrich, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Steven Emrich has been creating beautiful smiles for over 25 years! He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Microbiology and earned his dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1980 – 1984. In 1986, he completed his orthodontics specialty training and received a Master's degree at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Emrich is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the Columbus Dental Society and the Central Ohio Study Club.

In giving back to the community, Dr. Emrich supports all the local schools. In his leisure time, he enjoys 4-wheeling and all water sports; boating, skiing, jet skiing and scuba diving. He also loves to read his Bible. His favorite scripture is Galatians 2:20:

"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me."