Doctor Dwight Salmon attended high school in Jamaica, followed by West Indies College, (Northern Caribbean University). He migrated to Maryland and finished college where he majored in Medical Technology and then went on to Dental School at Howard University and got a D.D.S. in General Dentistry. Dr. Salmon then went on to the University of Rochester for training in Advanced Dentistry and practiced at the Hospital for Dentistry, where he took courses in endodontic treatment, root canal treatment, orthodontics and oral surgery. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the AGD which is the Academy of General Dentistry, and the AIAO, the American International Association for Orthodontists.
Dr. Salmon’s first work experience was a University of Rochester residency. He moved from there to Boston and worked in a general practice facility as well as in a public clinic for over a year. Dr. Salmon then moved to Florida, where he worked a year in West Palm Beach before relocating to North Miami where he opened his current practice. Services offered include dentures, extractions, braces, gum treatments (surgical and non-surgical) and children’s dentistry.
Dr. Salmon explains, “Dentistry is fun, I wouldn’t do anything else. Like any job, it has its ups and downs; it gets boring sometimes but, overall, I would give it an excellent grade in terms of how I enjoy it and how it can improve people’s lives. It’s a great profession. I also do volunteer work for people who are less fortunate in the islands and in other places like Belize. For example, when I volunteer in the Caribbean or South America the people are really happy and appreciative. As a volunteer, you can’t just talk to the people, you have to go in there and work, so everyone who comes to see you usually gets some type of work done, whether it’s a cleaning, an extraction, or a filling. I’ve recently been to Jamaica, Belize, and St. Kitts as part of a team for an organization called Global Health Ministries. Sometimes they may organize a trip, or, if they don’t have one for that year, I would go with some other organization. There’s a group in Minnesota who has fixed dates about 3-4 times a year, so I just pick a date and go, everything I need is there, it’s well equipped. They just need manpower, and sometimes they may ask us to donate certain materials like gauze and needles and we try to take those along.
In his spare time, Dr. Salmon enjoys golf, soccer, traveling, reading, and keeping up with his profession. In other words, he works hard and likes to enjoy life.