Janet “Gilly” Calcagno, DDS, Owner
Dr. Calcagno has her roots in the rural Midwest. She completed her undergraduate studies at Illinois Wesleyan and rounded out her dental education at Loyola University in Chicago. She then fulfilled her general practice residency at Hines VA hospital in Chicago, after which she moved with her husband to Minneapolis where she joined a large group practice. Sixteen years ago, she relocated to Rochester, MN, where she’s been in private practice since.
With a personal desire for excellence in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Calcagno has completed the advanced course in cosmetic dentistry at LSU in New Orleans and regularly attends the annual meeting of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, where the most renowned cosmetic dentists gather for a week of continuing education. She’s a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and is active in local implant and occlusion study clubs.
Dr. Calcagno enjoys spending time with each patient to get to know them on a more personal level. Everyone brings unique past experiences and future desires, and Dr. Calcagno strives to make every effort to provide custom, personalized care to each and every patient she works with. What does she love most about her job? “I love to care for patients. Come in and let me care for you!”
Dr. Abudayyeh joined our practice in 2019 after working in private practice for several years. Born in Chicago, she was raised in Jordan and graduated from Jordan University. She then attended and graduated from the Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 2006. She has earned her Invisalign® certification and completed continuing education courses on implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and comprehensive full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Abudayyeh is a member of both the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. She has volunteered her services in multiple charity trips to the Middle East and worked with the Good Samaritan Clinic and community dental clinics. Dr. Abudayyeh’s husband works at the Mayo Clinic, and together they have three wonderful girls. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, socializing, and traveling.
Favorite quote: “If I cannot do great things, I will do small things in a great way.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Get to know the rest of the team–they’re pretty great. Calcagno dentistry is known for their personable and friendly staff. Don’t believe us? See what other people say.
Katrine, Registered Dental Hygienist
“I am a 1993 graduate of the Rochester Community and Technical College for Dental Hygiene. I really appreciate the opportunity to work in a professional office with cutting edge technology, including Invisalign orthodontics, and single-visit CEREC crowns. I really enjoy taking care of my patient’s dental needs, so that together we can see an improvement in their oral health. Patients appreciate that we have top-of-the-line technology and really like seeing their teeth with our intraoral cameras. Patients say we are caring and very professional.”
Kimberly, Practice Administrator
“I have been in the dental field since 1989. I practiced as a Certified and Licensed Dental Assistant until 2004, when I moved into an administrative role. I am affiliated with the American Dental Assistants Association, the Minnesota Dental Assistants Association, and the Rochester Dental Assistants Society. I am proud to be the Practice Administrator of Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, where I help patients coordinate their treatment, explain patients’ insurance benefits and financial responsibilities to the office, and act as a liaison between Dr. Calcagno and her staff. I enjoy working at Calcagno Family Dentistry because there are a variety of procedures that patients can experience. Dr. Calcagno and her staff have the latest state-of-the-art equipment and are professional and skilled. In dentistry, the capacity to learn is vast and ever changing. Dr. Calcagno encourages all of us to continue to learn and grow in our careers.”
Stefanie, Patient Coordinator
Having graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2007 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in dental assisting, Stefanie joined our team as a dental assistant and schedule coordinator. She loves helping her patients feel comfortable and teaching them how to care for their new smile. She and her husband, Chris, have two children, Hailey and Lexey, and a family cat. During her free time, Stefanie enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and watching her girls participate in their extracurricular activities.
Angela, Registered Dental Hygienist
“I joined Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2015. I attended Rochester Community and Technical College, graduating in 1998 with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and an Associate of Art in Liberal Arts. My patients find me to be thorough, gentle, and caring. I love getting to know my patients and educating them about their dental health. Being able to help patients is so rewarding. My husband Mark and I have two boys, Matthew and Nathan, as well as a cat and a horse. When not at the office, I like reading, gardening, photography, and traveling. My favorite quote is: Learn from the past, plan for the future, live in the present.”
Barbara, Patient Coordinator
Barbara joined our team in 2017 and has been CNA certified from Redwing Southeast Technical since 2010. She is also CPR certified. Patients love how she always greets them with a smile, and that her caring personality makes her easy to talk to. Barbara loves making patients feel better about themselves; if she can make a patient smile, then her day is complete! Outside of the office, Barbara enjoys spending time with her parents, siblings, and niece, as they are the world to her. She also likes playing with her black lab named Titan, and will soon be adding a yellow lab named Athena to her family! She is a member of Cutting Edge Fitness in St. Charles, MN. Her hobbies include cooking, fishing, hiking, hunting, reading, coloring, scrapbooking, making Pinterest projects, taking care of her yard, and spending time with her boyfriend.
Lisa, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She joined our team in 2017 and patients find her to be kind, caring, and personable. Lisa enjoys meeting new patients and getting to know them on a personal level. She looks forward to the opportunity to make them smile. She has three siblings and two dogs, Penny and a Welsh terrier named Corgi. Outside of the office, she enjoys going to concerts and plays, reading, spending time on the lake, and spending time with family and friends.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” -JRR Tolkien
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” -JRR Tolkien
Mandy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Mandy joined our team in 2018. She’s earned her Associate degree in Health Science, with a focus on Dental Hygiene. She’s also completed a Spear Education course in Arizona. Our patients enjoy how kind and personable Mandy is, while Mandy loves forming relationships with her patients and watching their oral health improve. Mandy recently attended a Dental Mission Trip to Costa Rica. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters, Madison, Jessica, and Keigan. She also has two Shih Tzus, Cooper and Bentley. Mandy’s hobbies include golfing, gardening, watching her kids play sports, and fishing.
Cassie, Licensed Dental Assistant
Cassie joined our team in 2018. She graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College’s Dental Assistant Program with an Associate of Applied Science. She always greets our patients with a smile and strives to ensure they feel comfortable in the office. She loves getting to know her patients and cares about the whole patient, not just their smiles. She is engaged to her best friend and has a 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. She also has two Jack-A-Bee dogs that are spoiled rotten. When not in the office, Cassie enjoys DIY projects, attending Minnesota Wild and Twins games, and spending time with her busy family!
Kimberly, Administrative Assistant
A Licensed Dental Assistant, Kimberly graduated from St. Cloud Technical College and joined our team in 2019. She’s earned certifications in Expanded Functions and our patients appreciate her smile and pleasant attitude. Kimberly loves the variety of personalities in her patients, and looks forward to helping them improve the health of their mouths and bodies. She is currently a member of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and the Dental Assisting National Board. She’s volunteered with the Salvation Army and the Girl Scouts of America. She and her husband of 14 years have two kids, Matthew and Katelyn. Her family has five Labrador retrievers, one cat, a gecko, and a fish. Her hobbies include visiting new places, fishing, and spending time with her family. Favorite quote: “Life is short, eat dessert first.”
Schedule a Visit with Our Amazing Team!
We’re excited to welcome you to our family! To meet our amazing team, schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659. Conveniently located in Rochester, MN, our office also welcomes patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.