Our Staff

Come meet our exceptional team ready to make your dental visit as pleasant and relaxing as possible.

Judy, Office Manager

Dentist Office Manager West Haven, New Haven, Hamden, CTJudy is our Office Manager and has been with our Practice since 2010. Prior to her role with us, she was the Office Manager in another New Haven Country dental office. She has been working in the dental field for over 15 years. Very few people know as much about dentistry as Judy does.

Judy graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She earned her degree in education and focused on helping individuals with special needs. Her brother and eldest son are both dentists and her other son in medical school.

In her role as Office Manager, Judy is the “go-to” person in our office for anything related to insurance, treatment needs, financing, etc. As an expert insurance coordinator, Judy keeps the payment process convenient for our patients by maximizing dental coverage and submitting all insurance claims. Patients know what will be covered by their insurance before receiving care from us. If you need help with anything, contact Judy.

Judy has lived in Orange for 25 years.  She enjoys music and gets her energy daily by listening to her music. She also loves to stay fit with her treadmill and elliptical trainer.

Crystal, Registered Dental Hygienist
Crystal Dental Hygienist from Milford serving Orange CT

Crystal is our head Dental Hygienist and is in charge of our dental hygiene department. She has close to ten years of dental experience.

Crystal grew up in Bridgeport and is a proud graduate of Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield. Crystal fell in love with dentistry and direct patient care after working as a dental assistant right out of high school. She then attended the University of Bridgeport and received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009.

Crystal is different from other dental hygienists in that she does not scrape and escape. Whether she is with a 2 year old with brand new teeth, a 24 year old with pearly whites, or a 63 year old with advanced gum disease, she takes the time to educate each one of her patients on optimal oral health. It is this attention to detail that sets our dental hygiene team apart from most other dental offices.

Crystal resides in Milford with her husband and 2 year old daughter. In addition to enjoying family time, Crystal is passionate about digital photography and imaging.

Kaylin, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kaylin Dental Hygienist Stratford, Orange, Bridgeport, Milford, CTKaylin is our other Dental Hygienist. She has been with our Practice since 2009.

Kaylin grew up in Milford and attended high school at Lauralton Hall in Milford, CT. She is a graduate of the University of New Haven School of Dental Hygiene.

Kaylin, just like Crystal, has a goal of providing comprehensive and thorough care at every appointment.  She also follows the policy of no scraping and escaping! She routinely uses our digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to assist in diagnosing and educating patients. Kaylin has the ability to talk you through all aspects of your cleaning. She is certified in the administration of local anesthetic and Basic Life Support.

Kaylin resides in West Haven with her husband, a police offer for the City of New Haven.

Erica, Dental Assistant

Erica dental assistant in orange, ctErica is one of our Dental Assistants and has been working in the dental field since high school.

Erica grew up in North Haven and graduated from North Haven High School. She completed the Dental Assistant Training Program at Porter and Chester Institute in Branford. She is certified in Dental Radiology through the State of Connecticut and is also trained in CPR.

Erica’s number one job at all times is to make sure patients feel comfortable and receive the best dental care possible. She assists both Drs. Calcaterra and knows exactly how to make every procedure run as smoothly as possible. She is proficient in Kor Whitening and is instrumental in ensuring our patients get amazing whitening results. She is also an expert in both OSHA and CDC requirements for dental practices and ensures that our office consistently exceeds all requirements at all times.

When Erica is not in the office, she can be found at the gym training for a competition, playing with her dog Jax, or spending time with friends and family in North Haven.

Cyndi, Dental Assistant

orange, ct dental assistant cyndiCyndi is our second Dental Assistant. She has been working in the dental field for over ten years.

Cyndi was born in Santiago, Chile but grew up in New Jersey. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She works extensively with Dr. Carla Calcaterra on patients for whom Spanish is their first language. Whether she is comforting a 4 year old “nina” for her first dental visit or a 80 year old needing a denture repaired, Cyndi enjoys every patient interaction. She teams with Erica to ensure that every procedure runs smoothly and that every patient receives personalized attention.

When not in the office, Cyndi enjoys spending time with her family in Meriden as well as recording and performing music – a lifelong hobby of hers. And she’ll be happy to speak to you in Spanish – just ask her!

Carla, Office Administrator
Carla Dental Assistant and Receptionist

Carla is our Office Administrator and works at the front desk with Judy.

Carla grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High School. Since high school, she has worked in a number of different roles including Orthodontic Assistant, Medical Receptionist, and other jobs within the health care setting. She is currently enrolled in the Dental Assisting program at Norwalk Community College.

Carla’s major roles include making appointments, verifying insurance benefits, coordinating new patient visits, communicating with specialists, and other tasks. She works directly with Judy to make sure all our patients’ insurance questions are answered.  In addition, she serves as a backup dental assistant when Erica and Cyndi are unavailable.

Carla lives in Milford with her husband, stepson, and daughter. They live right near Walnut Beach and enjoy spending as much time outside as possible.

Cathy Rappaport worked for us for nearly two years until a job change led her and her family to move to Ohio. We miss you Cathy!