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Welcome! The dental professionals at Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Salem are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dental and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your teeth.

Our web site also provides you with background about our, staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose , you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Salem's capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

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  • Dr.
    Tofool Alghanem

    Dr. Alghanem is a highly skilled orthodontist who loves her work and has a special interest in the most difficult and demanding cases.

    She was awarded her Orthodontic Certification, DMD, masterā€™s degree in public health, and Certificate of Advanced Training in Orofacial Pain from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Alghanem is the Program Director of the Orthodontics Residency program at  Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  At her teaching job, she developed and taught several clinical courses and conducted research into dental medicine, quality of life, orofacial pain, and sleep apnea. She is a reviewer on multiple academic journals and has chaired several educational committees at Tufts and in national professional societies. She is an active member of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists.

  • Dr.
    Adam Wolff

    Dr. Wolff joined the practice in 2002. Originally from Bethesda, MD, he attended Colgate University, receiving a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Biology. While at Colgate, he played Division I soccer being named All Patriot League. Dr. Wolff earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his pediatric dental residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

    Dr. Wolff is a board certified pediatric dentist and a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as the Dental Clinical Director of the New Hampshire Special Olympics Special Smiles Program for the past ten years. He is the past Treasurer and President of the New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wolff is an active volunteer in the Salem School Dental Program which provides dental services to local elementary and middle school children. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the New Hampshire Dental Society, and the Greater Salem Dental Society.

    Dr. Wolff lives in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. He coaches soccer and baseball during his free time. His extracurricular activities include: soccer, basketball, and skiing.

  • Dr.
    James Dickerson

    Dr. Dickerson started the practice nearly 30 years ago. He received his B.S. in Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in 1980. After college, Dr. Dickerson attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.). He then went on to postdoctoral studies in pediatric dentistry at Tufts University and New England Medical Center which is now Tufts Medical Center. He remained on staff with Tufts for 12 years working at the Tufts Dental facilitys for the Handicapped.

    Dr. Dickerson has served as President of the New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Greater Salem Dental Society. For the past 25 years, Dr. Dickerson has sat on the Board of Directors for Community Crossroads. Dr. Dickerson is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). New Hampshire Dental Society and the NH Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He volunteers his services each year with Medical Missions for Children through which he has traveled to Peru and Ecuador and India to treat children in need. He also donates his time on mission trips to the Dominican Republic with St Matthews Parish.

    Dr. Dickerson lives in Windham, NH with his wife and has four children. He was involved in the community by coaching and organizing local baseball, soccer, basketball and softball teams. He loves spending time outdoors, hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, and running.


What Our Patients Say About Us

  • "I just took my 3 year old here for the first time today and we had such a lovely experience! The office was clean, organized, kid-friendly, and welcoming. Emily, the dental hygienist, and Dr. Wolff were both kind, informative, and helped my nervous little guy feel at ease. My son was very excited about the goodie bag he got at the end of the appointment šŸŖ„šŸ˜†. Looking forward to our next appointment already! šŸ˜"
    Molly Goodwin
  • "As a Mom and a Pediatrician, I LOVE this office! My children, who get very nervous about the doctor's office/dental office, do so well here! Everyone is welcoming, patient and put my kids right at ease. They actually look forward to going now! I also recommend this office to all of my patients!"
    Brittany Davis-Schaffer
  • "My children and I love this office! Everyone is so friendly and the care is excellent. The doctors and hygienists know how to work calmly with wiggly children and they get their work done well. My children love the staff, fish tank, and toys. They are always excited to go here!"
    Kristen Sudati

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  • What is Tooth Decay?

    Plaque is an insidious substanceā€”a colorless, sticky filmā€”that blankets your teeth and creates an environment in which bacteria erode tooth enamel, cause gum irritation, infection in inner structures such as pulp and the roots, and in extreme cases, tooth loss. Some of the biggest culprits causing ...

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    Plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on your teeth and gums after eating foods that produce acids. These foods may include carbohydrates (starches and sugars), such as candy and cookies, and starchy foods such as bread, crackers, and cereal. Tooth decay leads to cavities and occurs when plaque remains ...

  • Teeth Whitening

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