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Meet Dr. Salim

Dr. Salim is a dual-degree surgeon and physician who enjoys seeing the immediate, life-changing results that oral surgery has on the health, comfort, and confidence of his patients.

Dr. Salim was born in San Jose, California, and moved to Iran, where he grew up until the age of 12. He returned to the US and chose to pursue oral surgery because it provides achievements and opportunities that no other career in dentistry can create. As a surgeon, he can combine his interests of science, medicine, people, and art with his passion for service, education, and overcoming challenges. Dr. Salim understands the importance of oral health and combines his skills and experience to deliver the results patients want.

He joined Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center to be a part of a team that treats patients like family and provides the full scope of procedures in a safe environment. Dr. Salim values every patient relationship and recognizes this team’s shared vision for patient care while staying up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry. A believer in education, dedication, communication, and appreciation, Dr. Salim helps his patients feel comfortable by keeping them informed every step of the way. Good decisions are informed decisions, and Dr. Salim stays in close communication with patients and referrals to coordinate a seamless oral surgery experience.

Education & Residency

Dr. Salim earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Arizona State University in 2010. He attended the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2015 and the University of California, San Francisco, where he earned his Medical Degree (MD) in 2020. He continued at UCSF for his residency training, completing a general surgery residency in 2021 and an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency in 2022.


Dr. Salim is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS).


Dr. Salim is expecting a baby girl and looks forward to starting his family in Fresno with his wife, an OBGYN. They love to travel the world, explore different cultures, and try new foods together. They are passionate about living active, healthy lifestyles and spend a lot of time outside running and biking. When the Fresno temperature hits triple digits, you can find them staying active inside on the Peloton or treadmill.

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