Saleem Saleh Ali was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1985. He achieved his bachelor's degree in Oral and Dental Medicine and Surgery in 2008 at the University of Jordan. In Jordan, he started working as a general dentist in a private clinic for 2 years. In 2010, he joined the Royal Medical Services and worked as a general dentist between 2010 and 2013. From 2013 to 2017, he worked in the army as a restorative dentistry resident. In 2019, he achieved the Jordanian board in restorative dentistry as a specialist, after which he became a specialist in restorative dentistry in the Jordan Army Forces. He is now joining the OMFS-IMPATH research group at KU Leuven for further research.