Dr. Salter is a native of Dawson, Georgia. He received a B.S. in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University, and a residency in the U.S. Navy. He later received a MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. He maintained a private practice with locations in Charles County, Md and Washington DC until retiring from full time practice in 2018 to pursue a fulltime career in dental education. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Dentistry at Howard University in Washington D.C. where he serves as Director for Admissions, Student Activities, and Programs.
Dr. Salter is the National Treasurer for the National Dental Association (NDA), a member of the Board and served in the NDA’s House of Delegates. He was recognized by the American Association of Dental Educators for his research and publications in dental education. He is heavily involved in the recruitment and mentoring of young men of color in dental and medical healthcare programs. Dr. Salter is dedicated to local and international health relief missions in areas where there are great disparities. He leads a group of dental providers, assistants, dental students, and pre-dental students biannually to various clinics and locations in Jamaica to provide dental care for the community as well as volunteers with Remote Area Medical (RAM).
Dr. Salter is President-Elect for Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society-Pi Pi Chapter, a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Robert T. Freeman Dental Society, Faculty Advisor for Delta Mu Chi Fraternity, Inc., a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.