Dr. Teresa Salino-Hugg - Orthodontist Fort Madison, Burlington, IA
I became an orthodontist 35 years ago so I could make a difference in people’s lives. A beautiful smile does so much to make a person feel good about themselves, their appearance, and their health. In some cases, a new smile is truly life changing.
I love to see my adolescent and teen patients grow and evolve into young adults, knowing I have played a part in helping them achieve a beautiful smile and improved self-confidence. I also get great satisfaction by helping my adult patients achieve the beautiful smile they have always dreamed of. It is such a pleasure to meet so many wonderful patients, getting to know them over time and helping them to achieve their personal best. I can't think of any job I would rather do.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Iowa
- Master of Science in Orthodontics – Washington University, St. Louis
I am continuously taking continuing education courses in order to keep my practice state-of-the-art. It is important to me that my patients receive the most efficient, up-to-date, and comfortable care possible. Committed to lifelong learning, I have an inquisitive mind and like to try new treatment options. I take lots of training in aesthetics, self-ligating brackets, Invisalign®, treatment mechanics, dentofacial orthopedics, orthognathic surgery, and practice management.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Iowa Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Iowa Dental Association
- Des Moines County Dental Society, Past President
Outside the Office
A native of New York, I have lived in Burlington, Iowa, for the past 26 years. My husband, Martin, and I have two children, Anna who is a graduate student, and Michael who is studying electrical engineering. Our family would not be complete without our two dogs, Sully and Dexter, our two cats, Colby and Speedy, and a Senegal parrot named Bijou. My time outside the office is spent with my family, cooking, camping, traveling, practicing yoga, and knitting.