Welcome to our practice website. Our practice specializes in both Oral Surgery and Periodontics. At Howell Dental Surgery Group, P.A. your smile is our first priority. Please utilize this website as a resource. 

Although no one likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient’s comfort is an important part of quality dental care.

Drs. Richard Salman and Debra Salman believes that your right to choose a dentist is an important freedom. We work closely with your dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required to visit our office. We also welcome referrals from patients and friends of the practice.

Oral Surgery:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Richard Salman manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Dr. Richard Salman practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our office can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.


A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession. The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional education beyond dental school. Dr. Debra Salman is a specialist in periodontics and implantology. She specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth. 

Surgical Staff

The surgical staff at Howell Dental Surgery Group, P.A. are experienced dental assistants.  All staff are informed administrative personnel, well versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified. Our staff is trained in assisting with services ranging from local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral or Intravenous (IV) sedation in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They ensure that the patient’s surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions regarding your care, or call us at Howell Dental Surgery Group, P.A. Phone Number 732-364-0400. Our fax number is 732-364-3336.