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 Dental OfficeJennifer is our Business Manager and has been with us since early 2017. She has nearly 20 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 fifteen years of dental experience and has been with us since 2014.

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

Toni, Registered Dental Hygienist

Toni is a full time Dental Hygienist. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field and joined our office in 2017.

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 rescue dog Layla. They are the proud parents of their son Samuel who is serving our country in the United States Air Force. Toni also believes in living a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness is a very important part of her daily life.

Alison, Registered Dental Hygienist

Alison is a full time Dental Hygienist. She has over 32 years of experience and joined us in 2023. Prior to joining our office, she worked for a periodontist in the Orange/Milford area – meaning she is an expert in diagnosing and treating gum problems.

Alison was born in Queens but moved to Milford as a small child. She has lived in Milford most of her life. Alison graduated from Foran H.S. where she met her husband. After high school she attended SCSU for a year. After speaking with a local periodontist, she developed an interest in the dental field. She then transferred and graduated from the University of Bridgeport Fone’s School of Dental Hygiene.

Alison has always had a love of helping people. After seeing both of her parents suffer from gum disease she has a passion for periodontics. She loves to educate and inform patients on how to improve their oral hygiene so her patients can keep their teeth for life.

Alison resides in Milford with her husband, adult triplets sons, and her beloved dog (Deegan). Because she was born in Queens, she is a lifelong New York Mets fan.  In addition to spending time with her family, Alison loves shopping for bargains and playing Suduko.

Cyndi, Certified Dental Assistant

orange, ct dental assistant cyndiCyndi is one of our Dental Assistants and has been with us since 2015. She has been working in the dental field for over sixteen 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!

Amira, Certified Dental Assistant

Amira is our second Dental Assistant. She has been working in the dental field for over ten years. She joined our office in 2023.

Amira was born in Yugoslavia, now known as Bosnia and Herzegovina. Upon emigrating to the United States as a young adult, she refined her English language skills, and then enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program at Porter and Chester in Stratford, CT. Upon completion, she immediately began employment as an Assistant in the Milford/Orange area.

In addition to demonstrating a soothing and pleasant chairside demeanor, Amira stays up to date on all the recent technological advancements in dentistry. She has a wealth of experience in the design and fabrication of intraoral appliances – most notably mouthguards – and helps Dr. Nick Calcaterra fabricate those appliances for the Bridgeport Islanders hockey team.

Outside of the office, Amira lives in Seymour with her husband and son. She enjoys gardening year round, when possible. She also enjoys speaking to patients fluent in the many Baltic languages.

Aimee, Patient Care Coordinator

Aimee is our Patient Care Coordinator and joined our team in 2022.  She works directly with Jenn at our Front Desk. Aimee 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.

Aimee grew up in East Haven and has been working in the dental field since graduating from high school in 2000. Her knowledge of dental insurance is extensive.

Aimee currently lives in New Haven with her husband Brian and her two daughters Lily and Haley. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching college football. Her entire family are passionate about the Miami Hurricanes. If you are a Florida State Seminole fan, you are allowed in our office, but Aimee will not talk to you!