Vladimir Leon-Salazar, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences
Orthodontics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2013 - TMD and Orofacial Pain, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2011 - Orthodontics, Bauru School of Dentistry, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2005
Stomatology, B.S., Inca Garcilaso de La Vega University, Lima, Peru, 2001
Orthodontics, M.S.D., Bauru School of Dentistry, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2007
Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Inca Garcilaso de La Vega University, Lima, Peru, 2001
6-150 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Dr. Leon-Salazar is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of Orthodontic Training for the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Leon-Salazar, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, maintains a private practice in Orthodontics at the new state-of-the-art University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic, made possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota.
Dr. Leon-Salazar has extensive international experience in dental education and patient care. He earned his dental degree from Inca Garcilaso de La Vega University in Lima, Peru and his Specialty Certificate and Masters’ Degree in Orthodontics from Bauru Dental School at the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2007, Dr. Leon-Salazar came to the University of Minnesota to pursue further clinical training and earned Advanced Certificates in Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Orofacial Pain (2011) and Orthodontics (2013). Upon graduation from the Orthodontic Program, he served as Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky for one year before being recruited back to the University of Minnesota.
In his spare time, Dr. Leon-Salazar enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys, reading, and fishing.
Dr. Leon has particular interest in evidence based dentistry and clinical research focused on three main topics: orthodontic treatment outcomes, cleft lip and palate, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Janson G, Leon-Salazar R, Leon-Salazar V, de Freitas MR. Evaluation of time and efficiency of Class I malocclusion treatment carried out with and without premolar extractions. Dent Press J Orthod (In press).
Leon-Salazar V, Morrow L, Schiffman EL. Authors’ response: Pain and Persistent Occlusal Awareness-What Should Dentist Do? J Am Dent Assoc 2013; 144(2) 133-6.
Leon-Salazar V, Morrow L, Schiffman EL. Pain and Persistent Occlusal Awareness-What Should Dentist Do? J Am Dent Assoc 2012; 143(9) 989-91.
Qureshi WA, Beiraghi S, Leon-Salazar V. Dental anomalies associated with unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate. J Dent Child 2012; 79(2) 69-73
Hylton JB, Leon-Salazar V, Anderson GC, De Felippe NLO. Multidisciplinary treatment approach in Treacher Collins Syndrome. J Dent Child 2012; 79(1) 15-21.
Beiraghi S*, Leon-Salazar V*, Larson BE, John MT, Cunningham ML, Petryk A, Lohr JL. Craniofacial and Intraoral Findings in Robinow Syndrome. Clin Genet 2011; 80(1) 15-24. *Joint first authors.
Aynechi N, Larson BE, Leon-Salazar V, Beiraghi S. Accuracy and Precision of a 3D anthropometric facial analysis with and without landmark labeling prior to image acquisition. Angle Orthod 2011; 81(2) 245-52.
Leon-Salazar V, Janson G, de Freitas MR, de Almeida RR, Leon-Salazar R. Nonextraction treatment of a skeletal Class III malocclusion. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2009; 136(5) 736-45.
Janson G, Leon-Salazar V, Leon-Salazar R, Janson M, de Freitas MR. Long-term stability of class II malocclusion treated with 2- and 4-premolar extraction protocols. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2009; 136(2) 154.e1-10.
Janson G, Leon-Salazar V, Leon-Salazar R, Janson M, de Freitas MR. Editor's summary and Q&A: Long-term stability of Class II malocclusion treated with 2- and 4-premolar extraction protocols. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2009; 136(2) 154-5.
Kaimal S, Leon-Salazar V. Neuromuscular Diseases and Pain of the orofacial complex. In: Myers SL and Curran A (Eds), Principles of General and Head and Neck Pathology for Dental Hygiene Practice. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davies Company. (In Press)