Meet Your San Antonio, TX Oral Surgeon
Rolando Salazar, DDS, MSD
Dr. Rolando Salazar comes to the SAOMSA family with a wealth of experience and knowledge. He is a Native of Monterrey Mexico and has been a practicing OMS for 14 years. After graduating in the top 10% of his dental school class, he was immediately accepted into his training of medicine and surgery at the prestigious University of Puerto Rico. The oral and maxillofacial surgery program at the University of Puerto Rico is a leader in establishing talented, independent surgeons who have gone on to establish private practices and led or started new OMS training programs throughout Latin America. It was at the University of Puerto Rico that he honed his skills in dentistry providing comprehensive dental care in all the specialties. He studied the relationship of teeth and jaw alignment both in normal and prosthetic function giving him a special advantage in surgical management and restoration of complex implant cases.
His advanced training then continued with Anesthesia, General Surgery, Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and the care of the hospitalized patient, including intensive care unit (ICU) management. His time spent at the University of Puerto Rico culminated in obtaining the MSD degree.
Dr. Salazar trained directly with Dr. Julio E. Guzman who developed treatment protocols for congenital anomalies and established a clinic for congenital anomalies treating Cleft Lip and palate, severe orthognathic reconstructions, among other conditions. Dr. Salazar worked with the US Army Training program in Fort Gordon, Georgia to gain further experience in severe maxillofacial reconstruction and care of the Trauma patient.
Dr. Salazar maintains membership in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons.
Dr. Salazar is an international lecturer sought after for his expertise in advanced pathology of the head and neck as well as reconstruction, including dental and facial implants. He has participated in authoring many peer reviewed journal articles and textbooks.
Dr. Salazar maintained a private practice in Laredo, Texas for the last 14 years and was on staff at Doctor’s Hospital of Laredo and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. Dr. Salazar has been married for more than 25 years and has 2 sons who are inspirations to many. He and his wife are competitive tennis players as well as enjoy spending time golfing and jogging.
He joins one of the oldest Oral and Facial surgery practices in San Antonio started by Dr. James M. Duncan, DDS in 1967. A truly unique practice where all the surgeons combine their cumulative experience to provide the best outcome for patients. Dr. Mazock and Dr. Salazar are currently working on publications of uncommon pathology as well as innovative techniques for maintaining teeth with specialized grafting techniques, application of novel growth factors and cytokines and expanding into radio frequency ablation and laser treatment of lesions. For your convenience he will be full time at our state of the art Medical Center office as well as expanding time to our Castroville location and eventually, our new state of the art Castroville location, upon its completion (Spring 2017).