262131_512023652143687_1664537888_nA Schenectady native, Richard J Salvatore Sr., DDS, attended Linton High School, graduating in 1961. Dr. Richard Sr. attended Gannon University in Erie, PA, obtaining a degree in general science and secondary education. After graduating, he taught biology, chemistry, and earth science at Oneida Junior High for a year before deciding to follow in his father’s, brothers’ and sister’s footsteps to attend dental school. Dr. Richard Sr. graduated from Loyola Dental School in 1971. During that year, he joined the family dental practice at 609 Union Street in Schenectady, NY. Dr. Richard Sr. continued his practice solely in Schenectady until 1995, when he opened the Malta dental office. In 2007, the Schenectady location was closed, and Dr. Richard Sr. began practicing in Malta, NY full-time.

When Dr. Richard Sr. is not practicing dentistry, you will most likely see him in his garage. A car buff, Dr. Richard Sr. restored Jaguars to show quality. In 1980, he won 9 out of 10 shows and brought his 1955 Jaguar XK140 to #2 in the nation for show cars. Other past projects include a yellow Lamborghini Diablo and a 1949 Mark V Jaguar Saloon, on which he decided to “chop the top,” add a 350 Chevy engine, lower it four inches, effectively making it into his first hot rod. His most current project has been building a 19 foot, barrel back, Chris Craft from plans!