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Nicholas Calcaterra DDS

Nicholas Calcaterra DDS dentist serving Orange Woodbridge West Haven Milford New HavenDr. Nicholas Calcaterra graduated number one in his class from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.D.S. degree Summa Cum Laude.   Dr. Calcaterra then furthered his training by completing the residency program in General Dentistry at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT.  While at Saint Francis, he received the Dr. Gerard Keen Award for his excellence in Oral Surgery. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Calcaterra received his B.S. in Geological Sciences from Tufts University.

As a general dentist, Dr. Nick is well versed in all areas of dentistry.  But his true area of expertise is in the field of IV and oral sedation dentistry. After undergoing extensive training in anesthesia and working directly with Anesthesiologists and CRNAs, he is one of only a select few general dentists in the entire state of Connecticut to have been granted a license to administer Intravenous Sedation in his office. This highly unique skill, along with his genuine compassion for patients with dental anxiety, has enabled him to treat hundreds if not thousands of dental phobic patients over the years.

In addition to being one of Connecticut’s premier sedation dentists, Dr. Calcaterra stays up to date on all types of dental procedures, and routinely treats patients from age 1 to over 100. He regularly completes over 100 hours of continuing education per year in order to stay current on new dental techniques and technologies. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Drs. Nick Calcaterra and Carla Calcaterra with their family

Drs. Nick and Carla with their son and daughter.

Dr. Calcaterra grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and has always called New England home.  He has a strong connection to New Haven County having spent many summers at his grandmother’s home in this area. He is very active in the local community and serves as a Dental Consultant to Bethesda Nursery School in New Haven. When not actively seeing patients, Dr. Calcaterra can be found spending time with his wife Dr. Carla Calcaterra, daughter Alessia Nicole, and son Eric Berne in their home in Orange.

Dr. Calcaterra is a strong believer in the use of the internet to communicate to patients. In addition to building this website, he also maintains a blog on general dental topics called Directions in Dentistry.  He also developed the award-winning website devoted to his grandfather Dr. Eric Berne, the world famous psychiatrist and author of the bestseller Games People Play.


Carla Calcaterra DDS

Carla Calcaterra DDS is a dentist in Orange CT is fluent in Spanish and serves Woodbridge, West Haven, New Haven, Milford, DerbyDr. Carla Calcaterra is a Cum Laude graduate of the University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Dental Medicine, completing the program in the top third of her class.  She excelled in all areas and was especially proficient in Pediatric Dentistry.  She then went on to complete the residency in General Dentistry at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT.  Upon completion of her advanced training at Saint Francis, she worked as a general dentist for several years in private practice in Hartford County, treating both adults and children.

Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Carla Calcaterra was a pianist and music teacher in the Boston area.  She received her B.A. in piano performance from the University of Miami, underwent Masters Level training at Boston University, and routinely performed in her native country of Peru. As a piano teacher, she taught children of all ages and was a highly sought after instructor in the Boston area.  Her ability to teach children how to play Chopin’s Waltz in A Minor or Bach’s Preludes and Fugues has given her the skills to be able to connect with nearly any child and motivate them to better dental health!

Dr. Carla Calcaterra was born in Lima, Peru but came to the United States permanently at age 12. She is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys seeing patients who speak either language.  In addition to treating pediatric dental patients, she is well experienced in all aspects of general dentistry, and is a certified Invisalign and ClearCorrect provider.  She is a member of the American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.