Salvatore Esposito, D.M.D., F.I.C.D. is a prosthodontist and, more specifically, a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that usually takes four additional years of training following dental school. It is a specialty that involves the replacement of missing teeth and other structures of the mouth and/or face that are missing or defective.
Dr. Esposito is past Chairman of the Department of Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a position he held for 23 years. Prior to that, he was head of the Section of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the Metrohealth Medical Center. Dr. Esposito is currently President of the Maxillofacial Foundation and is Executive Director of the American Prosthodontic Society. He also serves on the Executive Council of the International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and the American Prosthodontic Society.
He holds memberships in the International College of Dentists, Academy of Prosthodontics, American Prosthodontic Society, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, American Dental Association, and the Cleveland Dental Society. In addition, he is past President of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, American Prosthodontic Society, and the International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, and has served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society and the Greater Cleveland Dental Society.
Dr. Esposito is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Dental Medicine and holds visiting professorships at the UCLA and SUNY at Buffalo Colleges of Dentistry and the University of Turin in Torino, Italy. He has lectured worldwide on the subjects of complete and implant retained dentures as well as the prosthetic rehabilitation of head and neck deformities. Among his many awards are the prestigious Andrew J. Ackerman Award for outstanding service to the specialty of maxillofacial prosthetics, the Thai (Thailand) Prosthodontic Award, and the Founders Medal from the International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation.
He has been recognized as one of the top 100 dentists in the U.S. He has published a textbook titled “Maxillofacial Rehabilitation” and has more than 50 published articles and book chapters in medical and dental literature. His practice is limited to complete and partial dentures, implant supported prostheses, and the prosthetic management of patients with head and neck deformities.