Our Staff

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

Jennifer, Business Manager

Jenn Business Manager orange, ct dentistJennifer is our Business Manager. She has nearly 15 years of experience in the dental field. There are very few individuals who know as much about dentistry, dental insurance, and dental office management as Jennifer.

Jenn’s number one responsibility is to ensure that patients and staff are being taken care of. And with an office of our size, this is no easy task!  Jenn is the “go-to” person in our office for anything related to insurance, treatment needs, financing, etc. As an expert insurance coordinator, she 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 Jenn.

Jenn is a lifelong resident of Milford and has significant family in the area. She graduated from Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport and went to Southern. When she’s not in the office, she’s bound to be with her son Jaxon and cat Jasper.

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 over 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 two kids. In addition to enjoying family time, Crystal is passionate about digital photography and imaging.

Toni, Registered Dental Hygienist

Toni dental hygienist from Milford, CTToni is our other full time Dental Hygienist. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field.

Toni grew up in Shelton and attended Shelton High School. After graduating, she became a Dental Assistant, and worked as an assistant for many years in the Milford area. She then decided to further her career and attended the Fones School of Dental Hygiene from which she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1999.

With her extensive experience as both an assistant and hygienist, Toni has mastered a gentle and thorough style and strives to address each patient’s specific needs on an individualized basis. She has the unique ability to make even the most apprehensive patient feel calm and relaxed.

Toni is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and stays current in the field by attending continuing education seminars on a regular basis. She is also certified in the administration of local anesthetic and Basic Life Support.

Toni resides in Milford with her husband and teenage son, Sam. They have two rescue dogs, Ringo and Layla. Not surprisingly, she is a fan of Classic Rock. Toni also believes in living a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness is a very important part of her daily life.

Brittany, Registered Dental Hygienist

Brittany dental hygienist

Brittany is our part time Dental Hygienist. She works for us approximately 2 days per week.

Brittany grew up in North Dakota and attended both North Dakota State College of Science and North Dakota State University. She trained initially as a Dental Assistant and then went on to become a Dental Hygienist. She then moved to Sparks, Nevada where she practiced dental hygiene at one of the most modern offices in all of Sparks. She then moved to Connecticut in early 2016.

Brittany has extensive experience working with periodontists (a.k.a. gum specialists). As such, she is very skilled at diagnosing and educating our patients about their gums, all with a gentle touch. If you are ever treated by Brittany, you will agree!

Brittany resides in Oxford with her son and family members. When not at the office, she is likely doing something with her son or cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cyndi, Certified Dental Assistant

orange, ct dental assistant cyndiCyndi is one of our Dental Assistants. She has been working in the dental field for over twelve 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 up with Amanda to ensure that every procedure runs smoothly and that every patient receives personalized attention. And she is well versed in IV sedation having completed several hundred sedation cases with Dr. Nick.

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!

Amanda, Certified Dental Assistant

dental assistant amanda orange, ctAmanda is our second Dental Assistant. She has been working in the dental field for almost ten years.

Amanda was born in Annapolis, Maryland but relocated to Connecticut shortly after she was born. She grew up in Trumbull and graduated from Trumbull High School. She completed the Dental Assisting Program at Porter and Chester in Stratford and then quickly became a highly sought after Dental Assistant in both New Haven and Fairfield counties.

In addition to demonstrating a soothing and pleasant chairside demeanor, Amanda stays up to date on all the recent technological advancements in dentistry. She has extensive knowledge of the use of CAD/CAM in dentistry, Kor Whitening, and cosmetic all-ceramic crowns. In addition, she has a wealth of experience in anesthesia and assists Dr. Nick during his IV sedation cases.

Amanda lives in Milford with her fiance Mike. She loves working so close to home. When not in the office, she can be found with Mike, her Yorkie “Bella”, and spending time with her family in Trumbull.

 Sarah, Patient Care Coordinator

Sarah is our Patient Care Coordinator.  She works directly with Jenn at our Front Desk. Sarah answers questions regarding dental insurance, schedules appointments, reviews and presents finances to patients, and many other tasks. In short – she is here to ensure all patients are being taken care of.

Prior to joining us, Sarah spent nearly two years working as an insurance coordinator in another New Haven county dental office.

Sarah graduated from the Gilbert School in Winchester. She now resides in Meriden with her husband and many pets. She is an animal lover and has a cat named Hercules. When not helping patients in our office, she can be found in the Meriden area with her husband, family, friends, and animals.