About Us

Meet Dr. Dawson

Rick Dawson D.D.S. LLC | Salisbury Family Dentistry

Dr. Rick Dawson, a native of Salisbury, earned his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 1992. He continued his education at West Virginia University, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1996. Dr. Dawson returned to Salisbury in 1996 and there he began practicing in General Dentistry. In 2002 he opened his own Family Practice, welcoming patients of all ages.

Dr. Dawson is dedicated to providing his patients with the newest advancements in dentistry while addressing his patient’s oral health needs and concerns. His modernized practice provides digital imaging, intra-oral imaging and the latest technologies in cavity and cancer detection. He also offers cosmetic procedures such as In Office Zoom Bleaching, Veneers and Bonding. Dr. Dawson’s main priority is his patients. He has a conservative and unhurried manner, which allows his patients to feel comfortable and always well informed.


  • About The Staff

  • Pat Gray - Office Administrator

    Pat has been in the dental field for over 18 years. She has worked with Dr. Dawson since 2002 when he first opened his practice in Salisbury. Whether you are here for your first consultation or a life long patient, Pat is dedicated to providing the best possible customer service to you and to making you feel comfortable. Pat is well versed in dental insurance programs, financial options and she can answer your dental questions. She lives in Willards with her husband. She has two children, four granddaughters and one great grand-daughter.

  • Jessica Adkins - RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)

    Jessica graduated in 2007 from Allegany College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked with Dr. Dawson since her graduation and has developed into a highly skilled, well rounded dental hygienist. She often participates in dental Continuing Education to provide state of the art care for her patients. Jessica especially enjoys working with children. She likes to provide them with the best knowledge available to keep a healthy smile. As she goes forward with her career she hopes to continue to provide exemplary care to her patients and to continue to broaden her knowledge base. Jessica lives in Salisbury with husband, Brian and daughter Bristol. In her free time she enjoys decorating her new home, being with her family and friends and being active at the gym.

  • Holli Houdek - RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)

    Holli is a 2004 Dental Hygiene graduate and has been working with Dr. Dawson since 2005. She received the Hu-Freidy Golden Scaler Award for clinical excellence. Holli provides her patients with a gentle and thorough hygiene experience and she has a passion for periodontal disease control. She is an enthusiastic advocate for preventive dental care and is committed to helping patients. Her goal as a Registered Dental Hygienst is to make her patients comfortable with their dental experience and to help her patients achieve their optimum oral health status. When not working, Holli enjoys the beach, running, hiking, skiing and traveling. Holli is happily married with a daughter and a son..

  • Katelyn King

    Katelyn works very closely with Dr. Dawson in providing our patients with excellent dental care. Her friendly and caring personality can make even the most phobic dental patient feel comfortable. Katelyn lives in Westover with her husband, Jon and lab Luke.

  • Ashley Holland

    Ashley has been a dental assistant sine 2011. Her outgoing personality helps Dr. Dawson in providing dental care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. She lives in Salisbury with her husband, Chris and daughter Olivia.

Office Info

  • Monday 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 8am - 5pm
  • Friday 8am - 5pm

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What our patients are saying...

"Thank you Dr Dawson for understanding my fears and always being so patient and kind! There is not another dentist in the world I would go to other than you!" M. Wheatley